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California dreaming that its debt woes are over

  California dreaming that its debt woes are over by: Katherine Timpf, Washington Times,  1/12/13 Have you heard? California’s cash troubles are over, and now it’s time to find ways to start spending all of this extra money. At least ...

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Seven of Twenty WORST RUN Cities in America in CALIFORNIA—NONE in Texas

  Worst Run Cities 24/7 Wall Street,   1/15/13 20. Tucson, Ariz. > Population: 525,798 > Credit rating: Aa2, negative outlook > Violent crime per 1,000 people: 6.52 (47th highest) > Unemployment rate: 9.2% (tied-49th highest) Tuc...

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Grimes: Dirty Secret Exposed: Prevailing Wage Scams Steal from Taxpayers (Videos)

  Dirty Secret Exposed: Prevailing Wage Scams Steal from Taxpayers (Videos) by Katy Grimes, City Watch LA/Calwatchdog,   1/14/13 CALWATCHDOG – In what strange world do janitors get paid $45 per hour? In California, the land of the prevaili...

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Consumers Cut Back on Toilet Paper, Pampers, Huggies; Payroll Tax Bite to Subtract .8% from GDP

  Consumers Cut Back on Toilet Paper, Pampers, Huggies; Payroll Tax Bite to Subtract .8% from GDP Mishs Global Economic Trend Analysis,   1/14/13 For some reason, many people are surprised to see a drop in their first paycheck of the year.  Yet...

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San Fran bus workers making six figures in overtime—BY WORKING 80 Hours of More per week.

  Muni arrives in S.F.’s top overtime spot Phillip Matier and Andrew Ross, SF Chronicle,  1/14/13 TO SEE COMPLETE ARTICLE CLICK ON BLUE HEADLINE San Francisco municipal overtime spiked $18 million over budget in the first year of Mayor Ed L...

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San Diego Violent Crime Up 9.5% First Six Months of 2012—Per FBI

  FBI: Crime Rates Increased Across San Diego Area in First Half of 2012     San Diego News Room    1/15/13 SAN DIEGO (CNS) – Property crime rates went up in the half-dozen largest municipalities in the San Diego area over the f...

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To Balance Budget Brown Does NOT Pay Increased Pension Costs of $62 BILLION for Health Care Costs—and More

  Money not set aside for retiree health benefits By Christopher Cadelago, San Diego U-T,    1/14/13 To see complete story click on blue headline The coming tab for retired workers tops $181 billion over the next three decades: $62.1 billion fo...

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Exclusive: Wal-Mart exploring private health insurance exchange for small biz

G Exclusive: Wal-Mart exploring private health insurance exchange for small biz Orlando Business Journal,   1/11/13 Wal-Mart is exploring the idea of building a private health insurance exchange tailored to offer cheaper health insurance to small bus...

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What Taxpayers Should Know About Brown’s Budget—Highest Budget in History!

  What Taxpayers Should Know About Brown’s Budget—Highest Budget in History! By Jon Coupal Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association,   1/14/13 We’ve always thought it a bit odd how every January, when the Governor releases the proposed stat...

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Electronic health records improve care, but don’t save money

Jan 15, 2013

By Callie Shanafelt California Health Report Thirty billion dollars was set aside to help Medicare and Medicaid providers move their operations into the high tech world of electronic health records as part of the 2009 Health Information Technology for ...

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