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Calif. Labor Federation Tweet-fest 0

Katy Grimes: You’ve just got to love Twitter for those moments in life when reporters are banned from covering events. Yesterday and today, the California Labor Federation’s joint legislative conference has been in full-swing, but was announced as closed to

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Calif. GOP Deflects At Convention 2

Katy Grimes: While many described the California Republican Party convention this weekend as being drama filled because of the differences within the party, I found it lacking in any sincere drama – that is, lacking in substance. Too much took

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Caltrans On Senator's Waste List 0

Katy Grimes: Finally, a legislator who actually wants to cut wasteful state agency spending is stepping up to the plate with a solid plan and specific idea. El Cajon Republican Sen. Joel Anderson offered one of his own “ideas” in

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'Last Call' For Republicans 0

MARCH 7 Throughout history, strong political leaders have had the ability to discipline wayward party members. But currently, California Republicans aren’t exactly in a strong enough position to offer up the usual disciplinary threats: removal from cushy or prestigious committee

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Another Green $$$ Boondoggle 2

John Seiler: It’s too bad their editorial page still is clueless, but the L.A. Times’ news section has been running some great stuff about the vast waste in California governments at all levels. They’ve been printing a six-part series on

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Junket Queen Pelosi 0

John Seiler: As I wrote in a blog yesterday, California Rep. Nancy Pelosi, the former House Speaker, cackled at President Obama’s joke about the TSA’s molestation pat-downs of innocent American citizens. Now we know why she thinks the joke was

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Savoring a target-rich environment 0

Jan. 5, 2010: Then there was the time I swiped a local city councilman’s trash. Another reporter and I were investigating him for all manner of crookedness (he was eventually convicted of felony corruption and banned for life from ever

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