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Letter To The Editor

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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Letter To The Editor

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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Letters To The Editor

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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Letter To The Editor

Dear Editor, As our population grows and costs increase, taxes must be raised in order to meet the basic necessities of our people whose income does not grow with cost-of-living increases, salary hikes, or per-diem fees. We need to assist them, whether it is for food, medication, glasses, and/or very basic housing assistance. We

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Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor, Legal malpractice in Family Courts costs California consumers $1.3 billion that can be used to help our economy (Capitol Weekly, Feb. 12) There are estimated 160,000 divorces filed in California each year. 60% are now done without lawyers according to Ed Sherman in How to do Your Own Divorce in California, published by

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Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor,

The “I loathe Democrats” hatred from the Republican blogger cited by Big Daddy is very sad. But it should come as no surprise.

For at least the past decade, Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Ann Coulter and their colleagues have been preaching the doctrine that a difference of opinion

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Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor,

Regarding the state budget (Capitol Weekly, Jan. 15), it was stated that California does not know how to handle the volatility of revenue. Owners of small businesses  and those who run households know how to handle interruptions in income: It’s called a savings account. California is the eighth-largest economy in

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Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor, The way John Howard talks about “mired deep in partisanship” (“Educators brace for sharp budget knife,” Capitol Weekly, Jan. 8,) doesn’t really reflect the compromises made by the Dems, whose instincts are to close the budget gap with revenues, but have embraced a package of taxes and cuts. The Republicans have not compromised

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Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor,

Thank you for this article (“Family Law Task Force getting flak for recruitment, ‘insider’ panelists,” Capitol Weekly, Dec. 18).  It provides public recognition of several issues long overdue.

Don Saxton

Dear Editor,

I’ve read your “Elkins Task Force” piece (“Family Law Task Force getting

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Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor,

In response to the Dec. 4 commentary by Tammi Swafford (“Yes To Cleaner Air But At What Cost”), the American Lung Association of California recognizes there are costs to businesses for upgrading and replacing trucks as a result of the state’s proposed truck and bus regulation, but these costs are

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