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San Fran’s switch to gross receipts tax will be costly for taxpayers and government

  San Francisco’s switch to gross receipts tax will be costly By: Joshua Sabatini, SF Examiner,  01/14/13 San Francisco is upgrading its data systems before the switch, including a $3 million contract to 21Tech. San Francisco’s payroll tax wa...

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California’s ‘wall of debt’ towers over tax revenues

  California’s ‘wall of debt’ towers over tax revenues By Steve Malanga, Public Sector,  1/11/13 Jerry Brown’s budget address yesterday celebrated the fact that his proposed budget for the coming fiscal year appears to be ...

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The $300 Million Stealth Storm Water Tax Is Just the Beginning

  The $300 Million Stealth Storm Water Tax Is Just the Beginning   Written by Jack Humphreville, City Watch LA,  1/13/13 LA WATCHDOG – The Los Angeles County Flood Control District is proposing a $300 million parcel fee to help pay for...

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Watch Union Official’s Rude Antics at California High-Speed Rail Conference–Goonish Behavior

  Watch Union Official’s Rude Antics at California High-Speed Rail Conference By Kevin Dayton, Union Watch,   1/15/13 See You tube   here:    And here:   On January 11, 2013, a video camera recorded a stunning public tirade by Fresno’...

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New Study Leads Lancaster Mayor to Call on State to Adopt Licenses for Illegal Immigrants–forgot oath of office

  New Study Leads Lancaster Mayor to Call on State to Adopt Licenses for Illegal Immigrants California City News,   1/17/13 Lancaster Mayor R. Rex Parris, a Republican known for being outspoken, has now waded into a hot-button immigration issue ...

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Oakland Cop-Out–Crime City CA

  Oakland Cop-Out Jack Dunphy,  City Journal,   1/15/13 A federal judge is poised to make one of the most dangerous cities in America even worse. If I were an aspiring criminal—say, a young burglar or robber—looking for a locale in which to...

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Jerry Brown, GOP Ohio governor both fans of startup Udacity

Jan 17, 2013

Gov. Jerry Brown may not have much in common with John Kasich, the Republican governor of Ohio, but in the world of online education they appear to have a mutual friend. "I talked to the governor of Ohio just yesterday, and I went to the governor of T...

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Jerry Brown plans to fight for immigrant ‘pathway to citizenship’

Jan 17, 2013

Gov. Jerry Brown is thrusting himself into the federal fight over creating a "pathway to citizenship" for millions of undocumented immigrants who entered the United States illegally. "I expect to play a role in the national effort for comprehensive re...

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California Stem Cell Report
Live Audiocast Available for Next Week’s CIRM-IOM Meetings

The California stem cell agency will provide a live audiocast of next week's critical discussions of action on the sweeping recommendations proposed for the agency by the Institute of Medicine. Instructions for hooking into the telephonic arrang...

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California high on gas tax, low on user-financed transportation

Jan 17, 2013

California has the nation's third highest fuel taxes, but nevertheless has one of the nation's lowest rates of charging users for highways and other transportation services, according to a new study by the Tax Foundation. Despite fuel taxes of over 50...

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