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List of Ballot Measures Having Major State–Local Fiscal Implications

  Ballot Measures Have Had Major State–Local Fiscal Implications Legislative Analysts Office,   1/2/13 Measure/Election Major Provisions Proposition 13/June 1978 Limits general property tax rate to 1 percent and increases in assessed value a...

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Brown’s pension bill: the biggest ‘rollback’?

  Brown’s pension bill: the biggest ‘rollback’? CalPensions, Ed Mendel,  1/3/13 Gov. Brown pushed through legislation that cuts and caps public pensions for new employees, making a fix-it-to-save-it argument while bypassing the bargaining ...

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Realtors, underwater homeowners now seek state tax relief

Jan 3, 2013

Congress gave a one-year reprieve to underwater homeowners this week by waiving taxes on forgiven mortgage debt as part of its "fiscal cliff" deal. Now real estate agents and homeowners

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‘Fiscal cliff’ deal eliminates death tax revenue for California

Jan 3, 2013

Because Congress permanently killed an estate tax transfer to states this week, California stands to lose $45 million in death tax revenue that Gov. Jerry Brown and lawmakers anticipated in

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Defeated Democratic assemblyman gets six-figure appointment

Jan 3, 2013

Defeated Democratic Assemblyman Michael Allen has landed a six-figure job on a state board, courtesy of his former leader in the state Legislature. Assembly Speaker John A. Pérez announced today

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Assembly Speaker Pérez announces committee lineups

Jan 3, 2013

Assembly Speaker John A. Pérez released today the lower house's committee assignments for the 2013-2014 legislative session. The full list is posted after the jump:

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Liberal Chick: “The State is My Shepherd, I Shall Not Want (Psalm 666).”

Hippie chick recites the Left’s mantra … “The State is My Shepherd, I Shall Not Want (Ps.666).” via ClashDaily.com

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Nine former CA legislators join 113th Congress freshman class

Jan 3, 2013

The 82-member freshman class taking seats in the U.S. House of Representatives today includes nine former members of the California Legislature. Former Sens. Doug LaMalfa, R-Richvale, Gloria Negrete McLeod, D-Chino

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California gains conditional approval of health care marketplace

Jan 3, 2013

The Obama administration gave California's subsidized health care marketplace conditional approval today as the state prepares to sign up subscribers in October. The marketplace, dubbed Covered California, plans to serve

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Dan Walters Daily: California facts book is required reading

Jan 3, 2013

Dan has a "modest suggestion" for the reading lists of new legislators. Have a question you'd like Dan to answer? Post it on our Facebook page. See other Dan Walters

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