Daily Archives: June 10, 2008

With Hands Tied, A Salary Freeze

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If you voted for Proposition 112 in June 1990 and thought that you’d created an independent commission with full control over the salaries of state lawmakers… think again. After a much ballyhooed flirtation with cutting the pay of legislators and … Continue reading »


Audit: New Death Row To Cost Even More

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The state auditor is out with a report this morning sure to further complicate not only the state’s financial picture, but the larger debate over expenses and needs inside California’s prisons. The news: a new Death Row facility at San … Continue reading »


The California Paradox

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When people speak of “The French Paradox,” they’re referring to that pesky disconnect between the high fat diets of the people of France and their relatively low rates of heart disease. But perhaps we need to promote our own paradox … Continue reading »