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Gov’t Failure to Allow New Sources of Energy Causes Brownouts Called “Flex Alert”

    California Flex Alert Issued for Tuesday Another heat wave has triggered a statewide Flex Alert that will be

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Major tuition break OKd by Assembly: Cost is $1 Billion and Lots of Jobs

    Major tuition break OKd by Assembly Marisa Lagos, SF Chron, 8/14/12 TO SEE COMPLETE STORY CLICK ON BLUE

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California Method of Death Penalty: Old Age

    ‘Onion Field’ killer Gregory Powell dies By Kevin Roderick, LA Observed,  8/13/12 The state Department of Corrections and

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Government Demands Housing go up for Some and Way Down for Others

    How to create jobs: End inclusionary housing laws By Wayne Lusvardi, Calwatchdog,  8/13/12 For decades, about 170 cities

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Unions circulating draft of workers’ compensation overhaul

Aug 14, 2012

Labor unions are making a late-blooming effort to raise long-frozen benefits for workers with job-related illnesses and injuries and promising employers enough administrative savings to pay for them. A 45-point

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Rep. Dennis Cardoza to join Manatt lobbying firm

Aug 14, 2012

Hours after announcing "increasing parenting challenges" were forcing his immediate resignation from Congress, Rep. Dennis Cardoza has landed a job with a top Washington D.C.-based governmental affairs firm. Manatt, Phelps

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Brian Nestande steps down as GOP caucus chair after tax vote

Aug 14, 2012

Assemblyman Brian Nestande stepped down as the Assembly Republican Caucus's chairman today after casting a controversial vote to raise taxes on some out-of-state corporations. The Palm Desert Republican was the

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Rep. Dennis Cardoza announces resignation

Aug 14, 2012

Citing sensitive family needs, Rep. Dennis Cardoza, D-Merced, has tendered his immediate resignation from the House of Representatives. The surprisingly timed departure takes effect at midnight Wednesday. A veteran San

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Senate committee to address Bay Bridge testing

Aug 14, 2012

By Charles Piller cpiller@sacbee.com The California Senate Transportation and Housing Committee will hold a hearing today to address concerns raised in an ongoing Bee investigation about the adequacy of state

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Dan Walters Daily: Steinberg apologizes for TV blackout

Aug 14, 2012

Dan Walters notes that the Senate's Democratic leader issued an apology on Monday. Have a question you'd like Dan to answer? Post it on our Facebook page. See other Dan

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