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Jan 10, 2012: Tonight live at 8 p.m. PT on Gadfly Radio, Martha Montelongo along with Ben Boychuk of CA City Journal and John Seiler of CalWatchDog.com. Chris Reed, author, blogger, pundit at CalWhine.com joins us to talk about CA's budget, the $9 Billion Dollar Choo-choo train Jerry wants even though, as Dan Walter's writes, we're buried under a mountain of debt.
We'll talk with Chris about his latest posts at CalWhine.com, in addition to his most recent on the Bullet Train, and the impact on the people of California. He opines on Education, on Public Employee Pensions and Benefits, on junk science driving public policy in CA, via AB32, and more.
Steven Greenhut has a piece out now at California City Journal, Crony Capitalism Rebuked California’s supreme court strikes a blow for property rights and fiscal sanity. He concludes by stating that Redevelopment agencies are fighting now, to bring back Redevelopment, and he poses a poignant question to the minority party in CA: Will Republicans side with property rights and limited government at the local level, or again stand up for these misguided and destructive bureaucratic bodies?
On Education, we'll talk with Chris Reed, John Seiler and Ben Boychuk about Larry Sand's op-ed about "air time," a little known scheme in California and 20 other states that allows teachers and other public employees to pad their pensions at taxpayers’ expense. We didn't get to it last week.
Sand has an new piece out today also at UnionWatch.org, called More Pension Truths and Why You Should be Very Angry, which we may or may not get to on the program, but which you ought to know about.
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