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California Democrats propose stricter campaign disclosure laws

Dec 20, 2012

Following the controversy in California's initiative campaigns over an $11 million donation from a secretive, out-of-state group, Democratic lawmakers have begun introducing legislation to increase disclosure requirements and the power

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California Legislature is biggest generator of major new laws

Dec 20, 2012

If you sense that California's Legislature is the nation's most active -- or most intrusive -- generator of new laws, a nationwide compilation of 2012 state legislation by the National

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Forbes ranks California as No. 41 in business climate

Dec 20, 2012

Steven Glazer, one of Gov. Jerry Brown's closest advisers, tweeted jubilantly Thursday about his hometown of Orinda's being rated the second friendliest community in America by Forbes magazine. Glazer, an

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Census Bureau sees California growing faster than state agency does

Dec 20, 2012

A polite, decade-long disagreement between the federal Census Bureau and California's state demographers developed after the 2000 census. The Census Bureau saw California's population growing more slowly than did the

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Dan Walters Daily: Legislative ‘tithing’ is a fixture at the Capitol

Dec 20, 2012

Dan says raising money to win plum legislative appointments is a longstanding tradition. Have a question you'd like Dan to answer? Post it on our Facebook page. See other Dan

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AM Alert: Headlines turn focus to mental health, ‘money bombs’

Dec 20, 2012

VIDEO: Dan Walters says legislative "tithing" for plum posts is nothing new. Last week's massacre at a Connecticut elementary school has focused national attention not only on gun control efforts

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HealthyCal.org
Clinton Health Matters Initiative tackles Coachella Valley health

Dec 19, 2012

By Suzanne Potter Think big. That was the charge given to 125 health experts from across the Coachella Valley at a recent planning conference hosted by the Clinton Health Matters Initiative (CHMI). “We are looking to set big, audacious goals here...

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California Political News and Views
Editorial by Stephen Frank—How the African American Community Wants FREEDOM Yet Votes for Government Control

  Editorial by Stephen Frank—How the African American Community Wants FREEDOM Yet Votes for Government Control Editorial by Stephen Frank for the California Political News and Views,  12/20/12 Those of you, who know me well, know I am addicted ...

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Unions use “Environmentalism” to Extort and Blackmail Businesses and Government

  “Unite Here” Union Becomes San Diego’s Leading Environmental Organization By Kevin Dayton, Union Watch,  12/18/12    According to its national web site, UNITE HERE represents workers in the hotel, gaming, food service, manufacturing, ...

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The Financial Arsonists of Contra Costa County–Pension Crisis is Fuel

  The Financial Arsonists of Contra Costa County By Editor, Union Watch, 12/18/12 When a house is burning down, firefighters rush to save the occupants and put out the fire, often incurring personal risk in the process. Sometimes firefighters even...

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