Stifling free speech? California looks to ban Confederate flag

By   /  August 27, 2014  /  Alabama, California, First Amendment, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, National, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia  /  No Comments

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California is looking to bar the “Stars and Bars.”

A bill sits on Gov. Jerry Brown’s desk to ban California from displaying or selling the Confederate flag or objects with images of it. The state’s Legislature passed the bill nearly unanimously last week.

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Arrested for DUI, California senator voted to ban beach booze

By   /  August 26, 2014  /  Around the Web, California  /  No Comments

MERLOT MONOPOLY: The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board has a monopoly on all liquor and wine sales in the state.

By John Hrabe | Cal Watchdog
It could be a case of, “Do as I say, not as I do.”
State Senator Ben Hueso, D-San Diego, was arrested early Friday morning on suspicion of drinking and driving. He reportedly spent the night drinking wine and tequila in the State Capitol and at a local restaurant with several of his colleagues. Years before, he [...]

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California appeals court backs property rights

By   /  August 25, 2014  /  Around the Web, California  /  No Comments

CONSTITUTIONAL QUESTION: Virginia voters will have the chance to further restrict eminent domain Tuesday at the polls.

By Wayne Lusvardi | Cal Watchdog
Pasadena is known for its famous tree-lined streets. It now also may be known for the trees becoming the key in the first case in California to establish that a city’s urban forestry programs can be subject to “inverse condemnation” lawsuits filed by property owners.
The case concerned the windstorm that swept through [...]

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Fed bills could be key to California water shortage

By   /  August 22, 2014  /  Around the Web, California  /  No Comments

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By Wayne Lusvardi | Cal Watchdog
There was a lot of hoopla last week over the California Legislature and Gov. Jerry Brown putting a bipartisan water bond on the Nov. 4 ballot that, for the first time in nearly 50 years, actually includes storage. Proposition 1 would spend $7.5 billion, including $2.7 billion on storage.
However, despite the bipartisan support and [...]

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Pay raise worth even more to Mississippi teachers

By   /  August 22, 2014  /  California, Education, Mississippi, News, Politics, State Politics, Taxes  /  No Comments

PA lawmakers push for economic furloughs of teachers.

As Mississippi students head back to school, their teachers are taking home a healthy pay raise. And those extra Benjamins are going a lot farther.

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Student-teachers union takes stand against Israel as anti-Semitism concerns arise

By   /  August 21, 2014  /  California, National  /  No Comments

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By Paul Miller
As Israeli soldiers and Hamas fighters confront one another in a deadly battle over Gaza, an alliance of watchdog organizations asked University of California President Janet Napolitano to monitor the rise of anti-Semitic speech in the nine-campus system, citing “a scathing anti-Semitic statement released by the Union of Student Workers promoting the boycott of Israel.”
The organizations, including [...]

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