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California attorney general rebuked for stacking deck against fuel tax repeal

Continuing a longstanding bipartisan tradition, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra came under fire in July for ballot measure language considered to be grossly prejudicial by the measure’s proponents. And it didn’t take long for a state judge to agree with

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Push begins to overturn new California gas tax

A fresh effort has been launched to reverse Gov. Jerry Brown’s fuel and vehicle tax deal, passed narrowly in Sacramento on the strength of a series of sharply criticized side deals. “Only one Republican – state Sen. Anthony Cannella – voted in favor

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Assemblyman’s column on new child-prostitution law faces bipartisan backlash

An Orange County assemblyman is under fire from his right, center and left over a column published last week titled: “California Democrats legalize child prostitution.” The column set off a war of words over the difference between legalization and decriminalization, with

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Southern CA ‘Bonfire of the vanities’ 5

July 11, 2013 By Katy Grimes Whenever environmental or social justice activists want something banned, they create a health or safety reason supporting their policy. This is the case with the attempt by the South Coast Air Quality Management District to

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Assemblyman’s bill addresses NSA surveillance 5

July 2, 2013 By Katy Grimes Life in America would be far different if at the end of every day you had to report in to a federal government agency where you had been, who you met with and talked

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Dems water down GOP pro-small biz bill

June 10, 2013 By Katy Grimes SACRAMENTO — A bill “bait and switch” reveals a lot about attitudes toward small business in the Legislature. A pro-small business Assembly Resolution started out authored by Assemblyman Travis Allen, R-Huntington Beach, authored Assembly Concurrent Resolution

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Bill to ban plastic bags in California clears Senate committee 17

April 19, 2013 By Josephine Djuhana The war on plastic bags has returned with a vengeance, as legislators introduce new regulations that dictate what kinds of bags California shoppers are allowed to use when out shopping for groceries. SB 405,

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