Tag Archive for George Skelton

IPSF Meets 2011 Fundraising Goal

It’s remarkable when, even in a down economy, that a  community that values education can make up where our tax dollars fall short.  And thanks to the Irvine Public Schools Foundation, the community raised $500,000 in 2011 which will be matched by the City of Irvine dollar for dollar. Here’s the press release:  Irvine Public…

The Spineless Republicans in the State Senate and Assembly

The Los Angeles Times carried a Sunday profile on the three Johns and their influence over the minority party in the California state legislature.  The three Johns being John Coupal of the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association, John Kobylt of KFI Radio’s “John and Ken Program,” and John Fleischman of the Flash Report.  Apparently, what constituents…

LA Times: Public Employee Unions are not the problem

George Skelton’s column in today’s Los Angele Times shatters some of the myths about the impact of public employees’ unions in California on the annual budget crisis.  Skelton writes: “In truth, California’s budget nightmare stems from a devil’s brew of sins: lack of discipline on both spending and tax-cutting in the past; an outdated and…

The Spanking of Duvall

It’s Monday, the legislative session is “completed,” and “Open Mike” Duvall is still getting spanked by columnists around the state. I’ve gathered a few of them together to make your Monday morning more entertaining. Politics and sexual deviants Don’t look now, but the two are intersecting all over the place. Martin Wisckol Columnist: The Buzz…