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  • Gutting public's right to see records would be huge mistake

    Gutting public's right to see records would be huge mistake
    SACRAMENTO — Given half a chance — any rationale at all — governments invariably will try to restrict the citizenry's access to public information. Especially if it might shine the light on official stupidity or misbehavior. That's...
  • Education cuts at stake in tax battle

    Education cuts at stake in tax battle
    SACRAMENTO — Let's cut through all the baloney being spread in California's tax brawl and go straight to what's basically at stake. At stake, at least in the near future, is whether public school funding will be slashed from kindergarten through...
  • Schwarzenegger should be talking to himself

    Schwarzenegger should be talking to himself
    Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has been chanting this mantra since he first landed in Sacramento: Sacramento must learn to live within its means. The volume rose in late June when budget talks heated up. The governor lambasted "Sacramento's failure to...
  • Next Assembly speaker's focus on poor is grounded in experience

    Next Assembly speaker's focus on poor is grounded in experience
    It's rather refreshing that the next California Assembly Speaker spent her early years in a house with no indoor plumbing. Her family carried in water from a spring for drinking, cooking and washing. For a bathroom, they trekked to an outhouse....
  • Bill Lockyer had the right stuff to be governor

    Bill Lockyer had the right stuff to be governor
    SACRAMENTO — Bill Lockyer should have been governor. He would have been good for California — and great for people in my line of work. The state treasurer — who announced Monday that he'll retire next year from elective office after...
  • A small minority shouldn't block public works projects

    SACRAMENTO — July 4th. American democracy. Majority rule. That's my cheap way of getting into a column about making approval of local public works projects more democratic. For a very long time in California, a small minority of voters —...
  • Help school districts by letting them raise their own tax revenue

    Help school districts by letting them raise their own tax revenue
    SACRAMENTO — Gov. Jerry Brown wants to help inner-city schools at the expense of suburbanites. But there must be a better way to assist the disadvantaged than to trigger class warfare. And there is. It is to give school districts a better...
  • Democrats would do right to do right by Abel Maldonado

    Democrats would do right to do right by Abel Maldonado
    Within a few weeks, the embattled and belittled California Legislature will take one of two actions: * Approve state Sen. Abel Maldonado's nomination by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger to be lieutenant governor because that's the smart and right thing to do....
  • Give credit to California voters

    Give credit to California voters
    SACRAMENTO — The Capitol's three most powerful politicians danced a victory jig Tuesday to celebrate the pending passage of an on-time, balanced state budget. And they did deserve to enjoy the moment. Spiffed up in dark suits, buttoned jackets and...
  • Gov. Jerry Brown gets big win but also big responsibility

    Gov. Jerry Brown gets big win but also big responsibility
    SACRAMENTO — Gov. Jerry Brown and fellow Democrats have scored a stunning, historic victory in California. But they should have been careful what they wished for. Brown sold his Proposition 30 tax increase largely on the premise that it would...
  • Gov. Jerry Brown holds strong hand on prisons

    Gov. Jerry Brown holds strong hand on prisons
    SACRAMENTO — Three liberal federal judges — relics of the Jimmy Carter era — are trying to force Gov. Jerry Brown to release nearly 10,000 criminals from state prisons. Politically, it doesn't get much better for a governor. The judges...