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Will Jerry Brown move the Senate recall election to June?

By Taryn Luna | With their Democratic supermajority potentially in peril, California state legislators passed a law earlier this year that lengthened the timeline for the state to officially certify a recall election. Now their efforts may give Sen. Josh … Continue reading

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CalPERS exposes taxpayers to unnecessary risks

By Jon Coupal | Listing all the deficiencies of the California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS) would be a daunting task. A long history of corruption involving so-called “placement fees,” dysfunctional governance, undue union influence and poor rates of return … Continue reading

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‘Repeal the Gas Tax’ commercial is now running on cable TV

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Tonight’s city council meeting agenda

To read or download tonight’s detailed council meeting agenda, click here (pdf). The public participation portion of the meeting begins at 6:30 with presentations and awards. Actual city business normally doesn’t start until 7:00 or thereafter. And you can always watch … Continue reading

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Approval of Congress falls even lower

The Republican-led Congress earns its lowest job approval marks this year, perhaps in part because of its failure to pass any major legislation. Most voters are steadfast in their opinion that the more important job for Congress is passing good … Continue reading

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Don’t let California become Chicago

By Jon Coupal | Well, it happened again. Homeowners in Chicago now face yet another property tax increase to pay for the city’s mounting pension debt. Local taxpayers have already been slammed with nearly $1.1 billion in property tax increases, … Continue reading

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Gov. Brown finally spends political capital to fix California’s pension system

By Steven Greenhut | Gov. Jerry Brown has more political capital than, perhaps, any modern politician has had in this state. He’s an iconic figure and smarter than almost anyone else in the Capitol, so he can pretty much have … Continue reading

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Listen to yesterday’s John and Ken Show on KFI Radio

Yesterday John and Ken kicked off the signature-gathering effort for the initiative to repeal the gas tax with a live broadcast from the Ayres Hotel in Orange. Here’s the entire four-hour show — which turns out to actually be only … Continue reading

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Fullerton City Hall is closed today for another three-day weekend

City Hall Closure Dates 2017 January – 1*, 2*, 13, 27 February – 10, 20*, 24 March – 10, 24 April – 7, 21 May – 5, 19, 29* June – 2, 16, 30 July – 4*, 14, 28 August – 11, … Continue reading

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California is taxed enough without Republican tax reform

[EDITOR'S NOTE: We received feedback that was critical of Jon Coupal's pro-GOP tax reform column posted here on Monday, so we hereby post the opposite view which has also been expressed by three California members of Congress -- Dana Rohrabacher … Continue reading

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