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CA Dems: Are they following the pattern of another one-party state?

After I got out of college in the 1980s, I spend a fun few months working as a reporter for a weekly newspaper in Kauai. The chairman of the County Council was an affable young Democrat in his late 20s

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Fracking showdown: Will CA media STILL ignore Obama view?

The prospect of rich Dem dilettante Tom Steyer targeting Jerry Brown over fracking is scary in some ways. It could well lead to fracking never coming to California and bringing the jobs and wealth it has to North Dakota, Texas,

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Could this man beat Jerry Brown?

Odds are, Gov. Jerry Brown will be with California until 2019. Consider the political situation. It’s no secret that Brown, now 75 years old, would like to be the longest-serving governor in California history. Although he hasn’t formally announced, he

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Will ‘maquila-solar’ zone form just outside CA state line? 7

July 10, 2013 By Wayne Lusvardi Political borders create economic fault lines. For example, property rights might promote growth in one area, while lower wage rates might benefit another. A good example is the “maquiladora” free-trade zone flourishing just across

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CalPERS pushes CA away from cheap, clean hydropower 7

April 25, 2013 By Wayne Lusvardi During the court-ordered “drought” in California from 2007 to 2010, some signs along highways in the Central Valley read: “Food grows where water flows” “Congress created dust bowl” “No water=no barley=no beer” “People are

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Steyer defends Prop. 39 to raise taxes on business 12

Sept. 13, 2012 By Katy Grimes Most of us would think that wealthy people would be more interested in sponsoring ballot initiatives to cut taxes, not to increase them. But of the three tax-increase ballot initiatives on the November ballot

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