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  • Ditch the school reserve cap

    Ditch the school reserve cap
    Despite broad bipartisan support, legislation to repeal an onerous cap on school district reserve funds didn't have much of a chance in the Democrat-controlled California Legislature. The bill by Assemblywoman Catharine Baker (R-San Ramon) died in the Assembly Education Committee faster than you can say “opposed by the California Teachers Assn.”
  • Immigration reform: 'The California Package'

    Immigration reform: 'The California Package'
    While the federal government stalls on immigration reform, some states have begun acting on their own. Much attention in the last decade has focused on Republican-dominated areas that have tightened enforcement. Meanwhile, more quietly, California moved...

    The problems with peremptory challenges to jurors

    The problems with peremptory challenges to jurors
    The best-known problem with peremptory challenges — a lawyer's dismissal of a prospective juror without a stated cause — may be that too often there actually is a cause, and it's an improper one. For example, lawyers have used their no-stated-...

    California needs a right-to-die law

    California needs a right-to-die law
    Much-needed and long-overdue legislation that would allow terminally ill Californians to end their lives peacefully and painlessly got off to a promising start earlier this year, passing two Senate committees and winning approval on the Senate floor....

    What's to be done about energy rates?

    What's to be done about energy rates?
    In the crazy days of California's 2001 electricity crisis — rolling blackouts! Enron! market manipulation! — the Legislature wisely imposed strict rules on how the state's investor-owned utilities priced energy. The idea was to protect...