Daily Archives: April 15, 2008

No Federal Approval, No Casino?

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Legislation to change how, and possibly where, new Indian casinos are built in California cleared its first hurdle today at the state Capitol. For years, the most controversial part of the tribal gaming process has been casinos proposed for land … Continue reading »


Tax Blues... State Government-Style

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Yes, it’s April 15th. Yes, it’s not a fun day for those of us (myself included) who wrote a check to the state. But this year, it’s even worse if you’re a state lawmaker trying to balance the books for … Continue reading »


State Prison Chief Leaves Post

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Governor Schwarzenegger’s top prison adviser is leaving his job, to be replaced by the current inspector general of the state’s prison system. Jim Tilton has served as secretary of the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation since 2006 — the … Continue reading »