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  • GOP rivals Tim Donnelly and Neel Kashkari trade shots in radio debate

    Tim Donnelly and Neel Kashkari, the leading Republicans vying for the chance to challenge Gov. Jerry Brown in the fall, clashed Thursday in a scrappy debate that highlighted the split between the tea party and establishment factions of the state GOP....
  • The reason for California's tax volatility: We soak the rich

    The numbers are in, and they're eye-catching: Gov. Jerry Brown's "soak the rich" tax increase really did drench them. And it made California's harmful tax volatility that the governor regularly rails about even worse. Tax volatility — the...
  • How to pay for teachers' pensions

    Gov. Jerry Brown deserves credit for finally proposing a solution to the long-festering fiscal problems at CalSTRS, the state teacher retirement fund. His revised budget includes a plan to eliminate CalSTRS' unfunded liability over 30 years, at a cost...
  • Gov. Brown says UC divestment from coal is a possibility

    Gov. Brown says UC divestment from coal is a possibility
    Gov. Jerry Brown suggested Thursday that UC should study the possibility of divesting its endowment of any connection to the coal industry, a move that could echo a recent decision by Stanford University. Concerned that fossil fuel burning is...
  • Fast-food workers rally worldwide for higher pay

    Fast-food workers rally worldwide for higher pay
    Fast-food workers around the world rallied for a higher minimum wage Thursday in what organizers called the largest protest of its kind. The movement, which began as a single walkout in New York in 2012 before spreading across the U.S. last year,...
  • Poll: Jerry Brown leads, GOP foes in dead heat for No. 2 in primary

    Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown holds a commanding lead in his bid for an unprecedented fourth term, but the race among GOP candidates seeking to take him on in November has become a dead heat just days before Tuesday's election, according to a new USC...
  • Donnelly's guerrilla campaign captivates ardent GOP members

    Donnelly's guerrilla campaign captivates ardent GOP members
    As GOP gubernatorial candidate Tim Donnelly concluded an address to activists in Riverside recently, alongside such conservative stalwarts as firebrand Ann Coulter, he explained why he chose education as his subject. "I could talk about the 2nd...
  • Surprise! 'Pro-business' policies hurt state economic growth

    Surprise! 'Pro-business' policies hurt state economic growth
    Conservative economic pundits just love to justify "business-friendly" policies to state governments as keys to job growth, which after all is the whole ballgame in economic policy-making. As Menzie Chinn of the University of Wisconsin has now shown,...
  • There's a reason the rich pay more in taxes

    There's a reason the rich pay more in taxes
    George Skelton should do us a favor and dump the silly "soak the rich" and "draw blood from the rich" rhetoric. He should get on board with financial reality in California. ("The reason for California's tax volatility: We soak the rich," Column, May 4)...
  • Donnelly sparks debate by tying governor rival Kashkari to Sharia law

     Donnelly sparks debate by tying governor rival Kashkari to Sharia law
    Sparking the latest controversy in the governor's race, Republican candidate Tim Donnelly is claiming that GOP rival Neel Kashkari supports fundamentalist Islamic law. "Given the recent stories and protests about the outrage of the discriminatory nature...
  • La Cañada Unified holds off on filling out funding plan

    La Cañada Unified School District must work on personalizing the state's newly required Local Control and Accountability Plan this year. The school board on Tuesday approved the first reading of an LCAP template as a way to get the conversation...
  • Judge says ex-cons under supervision have the right to vote

    Judge says ex-cons under supervision have the right to vote
    An Alameda County judge has ruled that Secretary of State Debra Bowen erred when she told California election officials to forbid some 42,000 former prisoners and other felons from registering to vote. Superior Court Judge Evelio Grillo's decision...