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Blind Faith – CA Budget Bill Makes Records Disclosure Voluntary

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The investigative reporting that exposed the government impropriety on the part of the officials of the City of Bell would not be possible if legislation passed as part of the state budget is signed into law. Because these laws place a mandated cost on to local entities, legislators and the governor, are trying to prevent local agencies from demanding reimbursement from the state for their compliance by making all of its provisions voluntary.

A “Supreme” time to make some Decisions

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UPDATE 6/17/2013: On Monday morning, the U.S. Supreme Court is scheduled to release one or more opinions from its current term with the remaining opinions issued by the end of the month. The pending opinions include rulings on both Proposition 8 on March 26th (Hollingsworth v. Perry), and the Defense of Marriage Act (U.S. v. Windsor) on March 27th, 2013.

Michele Bachmann will quit in 2014

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After a failed run for the Presidency in 2012, Congresswoman Michele Bachmann continued to push her extremist agenda on the American public with reckless abandon. From my perspective she was the last TEA-Party extremist I would have expected to leave congress. I was wrong.