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Attorney General Kamala Harris turns down Prop 8 defense before Supreme Court

  Attorney General Kamala Harris turns down Prop 8 defense before Supreme Court KABC,  3/26/13 SACRAMENTO, Calif. — In 2008, California voters approved Proposition 8, a constitutional amendment essentially banning same-sex marriage in the G...

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Business study predicts 68K lost jobs with minimum-wage hike

  Business study predicts 68K lost jobs with minimum-wage hike Public hearings set for April 24 KCRA, 3/26/13 A new business study by the National Federation of Independent Business predicts California will lose 68,000 jobs if the minimum wage is ...

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Grimes: Neighborhood Legislature could restore accountability

  Neighborhood Legislature could restore accountability By Katy Grimes, Calwatchdog, 3/27/13 Big spending on California politics has become one of the state’s largest industries. But the return on investment is lousy. California’s political sy...

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Will Silicon Valley’s elite take on public sector unions?

  Will Silicon Valley’s elite take on public sector unions? By Ed Ring, Calwatchdog,  3/27/13 The San Francisco Bay Area is one of the most liberal metropolitan areas in America. Democrats are typically favored over Republicans in elections by...

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Defense Industry Pushes for ‘Drone Zone’ over Southern California

  Defense Industry Pushes for ‘Drone Zone’ over Southern California by Ben Shapiro, Breitbart,  3/25/13 Despite Americans’ concerns about the domestic use of drones, California local agencies are reportedly moving forward with a...

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Butte County Tries, Struggles to Deal with Effects of Realignment (Criminals back on Street)

  Butte County Tries, Struggles to Deal with Effects of Realignment California County News,  3/27/13 Butte County Sheriff Jerry Smith is not one to shy away from a challenge, says his undersheriff Kory Honea. When Assembly Bill 109, commonly know...

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Plans still in the works for former state office building–why not sell most gov’t buildings?

  Plans still in the works for former state office building Ben van der Meer, Sacramento Business Journal, 3/27/13  Cordano Co. is still figuring out what to do with a former state office building at the corner of 15th and R streets in Sacramento...

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Rhee’s CA strategy will be shaped by former Speaker Núñez

Mar 27, 2013
Rhee’s CA strategy will be shaped by former Speaker Núñez

Former Assembly Speaker Fabian Núñez has landed a new client for his Mercury Public Affairs firm: StudentsFirst, the education advocacy group headed by Michelle Rhee. The contract with the former Democratic lawmaker is yet another sign that Rhee p...

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