One of the consequences of legislative term limits is a legislature that finds it harder to craft big solutions to big issues. Dan Walters is one of the most astute writers covering the Sacramento scene (a shrinking breed as newspapers trim their Capitol bureau staff). Here’s his take (“Health plan not dead, but gasping”) on

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It’s been about as exciting as watching paint dry. The “special session” of the legislature to deal with healthcare reform, that is. Schwarzenegger’s call to extend the legislative year by focusing on healthcare and water projects appears to be going nowhere. Today, there’s word of a new study that shows that the percentage of Californians

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I’ve got a question for you. Whether you grew up watching “Family Feud” or “I’ve Got A Secret,” we all seem to love a good quiz. What do car washes, restaurants, landscaping businesses, garment factories, construction firms and farms have in common? Answer: they’re hotbeds of employment law violations. Scofflaws are a big problem in

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The U.S. Senate has called for answers as to why Medicare (the Centers for Medicare Services) is taking so long to act on Medicare set-aside proposals. Here’s a link to an article on the issue, which was raised by New Jersey Senator Frank Lautenberg:http://www.nj.com/news/ledger/jersey/in … amp;coll=1 Medicare’s sloth in acting on set-asides has apparently backlogged

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On Friday, February 23, Cheese Whiz will be meeting at the California state building auditorium on Clay Street. Cheese Whiz? That’s the acronym for the California Commission on Health, Safety and Workers’ Compensation. It’s a state agency charged to do study and loose oversight of the workers’ comp system. The CHWSC has little actual power,

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