The sale of part of SCIF may really be on. That’s the word today. Times are bad for the state budget. But dismembering-or crippling-SCIF is a terrible idea, even if it’s in the laudatory service of saving some other worthy state programs. Kudos to J. Dale Debber for uncovering the story. It’s a must read,

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PETA is upset. That’s the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. They’re upset because Obama swatted a fly with gusto during an interview with journalist John Harwood. I must say his assertive swatting looked pretty good to me. The bigger question, it seems, is whether Obama can use some of that high but dwindling

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As I sit to write this, I’m aware that a lot of the recent columns are about death. A requiem for the bill to increase permanent disability monies. An obit for California’s vocational rehab. And today, the apparent death of Wilkinson. Wilkinson? Wilkinson was the decades old case (followed by a line of followup cases)

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Standard and Poors has placed California’s credit rating on a watch list. Vendors may have to be paid with IOUs. The knives are out in Sacramento. Who and what get axed, and what remains? A union throws a Hail Mary pass, running ads for higher taxes. Every group demands space in the lifeboat as the

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Standard and Poors has placed California’s credit rating on a watch list. Vendors may have to be paid with IOUs. The knives are out in Sacramento. Who and what get axed, and what remains? A union throws a Hail Mary pass, running ads for higher taxes. Every group demands space in the lifeboat as the

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