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City v. City With Local Tax Increases 0

Katy Grimes: Threatening cuts of more than 20,000 teachers, $5 billion in cuts to schools, cuts in protection by police and sheriff, and the elimination of parole services, Sacramento Sen. Darrell Steinberg successfully passed a local taxation bill out of a

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Senate Passes Corrections Contracts 0

Katy Grimes: Described as “Short Time Gain – Long Time Pain” by Republican Sen. Bob Dutton, the six union deals between the Governor and correctional officers failed to garner the necessary Senate votes for ratification today in the Senate –

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Can Business Recovery Be Legislated? 8

Katy Grimes: It’s so exciting that fast food giant Carl’s Jr. plans on opening 300 new fast food restaurants! Wow. That’s such good news for the economy. Unfortunately for California, the restaurants will be opening in Texas. Carl’s Jr. CEO Andy Pudzner

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Mass. Dems Might Curb Union Power 0

John Seiler: When Republicans in Wisconsin and Ohio took away some collective-bargaining rights of government-worker unions, we were warned that freedom was over; that the workers’ democratic rights had been suppressed. Supportive demonstrations were held all across the country, including

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Calif. Descends Into Class Warfare 0

APRIL 27, 2011 With the sharp political divide found in just about every issue today, class warfare has taken an interesting turn. Issues including education, food choices, housing, health care and even pet care no longer are just defined as

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High-Speed Rail Crashes Into Legislature 0

APRIL 27, 2011 By KATY GRIMES The costs and the legislation for the California High-Speed Rail Authority keep speeding toward a train wreck. When the voters of California approved Proposition 1A in November 2008, they authorized $9.95 billion in general

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Guards' 'Sweetheart Deal' Hits Taxpayers 0

APRIL 21, 2011 By JOHN SEILER In the midst of trying to convince Californians to boost their own taxes by $12 billion, Gov. Jerry Brown showed where his true priorities lie. As the Los Angeles Times reported on the deal

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Bad Bill Mill, Part Deux 0

APRIL 21, 2011 By KATY GRIMES With 79 full-time Assembly members and 40 Senators pumping out more than 2,000 bills each year, the bad bills just keep coming. And as with any group of 120 different persons, there will be

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The Bad Bill Mill, Part I 6

APRIL 19, 2011 By KATY GRIMES Talking about bad bills churning out of the state Capitol may seem as silly as critiquing the dining selections at a Denny’s. But it is a realistic discussion. California is experiencing a horrific financial crisis.

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Gov. Jerry's Pension 'Reform' Joke 0

John Seiler: Just over 100 days old, we’re getting to see how the Brown administration has one guiding principle: of the unions, by the unions, for the unions. Last month, Gov. Jerry proposed a pathetic pension “reform” that my colleague

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