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Dear Editor,Thanks to Governor Schwarzenegger for beefing up the health care boards with a $12.8 million spending request for 107 new investigators in the new budget. This is long overdue.

The Board of Accountancy can be thought of as more wide-ranging than the healthcare boards. Healthcare workers can victimize only one person at a time.

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Dear Editor,How is it that there are over 2000 new state hires a month at the same time that California is faced with a budget deficit?

There are 6 simple steps to reducing the California state budget deficit:1. Pay no state employee more than $100,000(for 2010, then add COLA); remove administrative perks, including free cars…save

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Dear Editor,

 re: Could California face a “brain drain” of college students? (CW 12/03/09)

Times are tough for public colleges and universities, but no educator wants to see qualified students miss out on higher education (Capitol Weekly, Dec. 3, “Could California face a brain drain of college students?”).  CSU and UC leaders are doing the

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Dear Editor, It’s almost sad to watch police lobbyist John Lovell flailing away in search of viable arguments to prop up the failed policy of marijuana prohibition (Capitol Weekly, Nov. 19, “What would marijuana legalization look like?”).

Lovell points to studies showing that driving under the influence of marijuana is risky —

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Dear Editor: I’m shocked by Assemblymember Blakeslee’s email that was leaked to Capitol Weekly (Oct. 14, “Leak of the Week”).

One has to wonder if he read some of the bills he is attacking or if he is simply trying to drum up right wing support by attacking LGBT Californians. The Harvey

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Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor: Dorothy Rothrock (Capitol Weekly, Oct. 1) claims that she can’t find how the California Air Resources Board spent $47 million dollars to pay for administration of AB 32 from 2007 to 2009. Ms. Rothrock and her trade association attack ARB’s credibility as a way to deflect the legislative requirement that they pay

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Dear Editor: Re: Commentary (Bob Blumenfield, Capitol Weekly, Aug 27) “During the tortured state budget negotiations, many of my friends who voted against my bill were among the loudest voices in demanding aggressive anti-fraud measures in social service programs like In-Home Supportive Services. I don’t understand why they can’t muster the same fervor for

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Dear Editor, A.G. Block is right on target in calling out Sen. Devore for his callous disregard for California’s most vulnerable citizens. However, Mr. Block’s statement about homecare workers who care for Alzheimer’s patients: “Given their willingness to do noble work for little pay, they can find employment elsewhere,” misses the point that many

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Dear Editor, In response to the May 7 Big Daddy column: Taxing and regulating marijuana makes sense. Drug policies modeled after alcohol prohibition have given rise to a youth-oriented black market. Illegal drug dealers don’t ID for age, but they do recruit minors immune to adult sentences. So much for protecting the children.

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Dear Editor: California voters are in no mood to approve the usual tactics of borrowing and increasing sales taxes to mend the state’s budget mess. Recent Field Poll data not only predicts that Propositions 1A through 1E are destined for defeat; it looks like voters are strongly opposed to most other traditional revenue enhancement

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