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Fear Tactics Dominate Budget Hearing 0

APRIL 15, 2011 By KATY GRIMES “Cuts to the California dream” are coming, California Superintendent of Schools Tom Torlakson warned the Senate Budget and Fiscal Review Committee on Thursday. If an all-cuts budget is adopted by the Legislature, also coming

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Key Bills Would Reform Bad Regulations 0

APRIL 13, 2011 By KATY GRIMES With more than 28,000 pages of regulations in California, several legislators are insisting that a few tweaks to regulatory reform can bring businesses and jobs back to the state. There are several new bills

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Jerry Is Why CA Doesn't Work 0

John Seiler: Speaking to a firefighters’ conference Wednesday about his palmy days as governor back in the 1970s, once-again Gov. Jerry Brown said: Everything worked. California was a golden state. A poppy bloomed on every corner. Nowadays, he must be

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No News: Still No Budget 3

Katy Grimes: Has the California Legislature  jumped the shark, and moved beyond relevance or even recovery? In a moment-in-time characterized by absurdity, the California budget is swiftly becoming a bad joke. There is no budget. There has been no budget. And

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Card Check Blazing Through Assembly 1

APRIL 7, 2011 By KATY GRIMES With a sucker punch from the Assembly Speaker’s office, the public notice rule for legislative hearings was suspended on Wednesday. That allowed an Assembly committee to push through a quick hearing about Senate President

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New Warming Bill Would Hit CA Farmers 0

APRIL 5, 2011 By KATY GRIMES California farmers soon could face strict compliance with AB 32, the Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006. Using the controversial argument that climate change will have a substantial impact on agriculture in California, SB

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Card Check Would End Secret Union Ballot 2

APRIL 4, 2011 By KATY GRIMES On March 31, Cesar Chavez Day, the California Senate passed SB 104 to eliminate secret ballot elections for farm workers voting on unionization. After a 24-14 party-line vote, Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg,

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Card Check Bill Passes Senate 4

Katy Grimes: The “card check” bill, SB 104, authored by Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg, D-Sacramento, passed the Senate this morning 24-14, after a heated debate. “This bill would permit agricultural employees, as an alternative procedure, to select their labor representatives

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Adachi Pushes New S.F. Pension Reform 0

MARCH 28, 2011 By DAVE ROBERTS Jeff Adachi, San Francisco’s elected public defender, is a modern-day Don Quixote tilting at unionized windmills while singing “To Dream the Impossible Pension Reform Dream.” The self-described progressive dared to take on that city’s

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Wealthy and Poor California Spongers 0

MARCH 24, 2011 Sponges come in all shapes and sizes. And some sponges are much more absorbent. Unfortunately for Californians, the freeloading sponges in the state are soaking up more than ever as California sinks deeper into a sinkhole of

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