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ELECTION: Majority finalizes state budget

by Staff

November 1, 2010

Filed under Opinion

By Anthony Bronson, Staff Writer Proposition 25 aims to make finalizing a state budget easier so it can be passed closer to the constitutionally required July 1 deadline in the future. However, some say passing the budget with ...

ELECTION: Three business tax reforms

by Staff

November 1, 2010

Filed under Opinion

By Patrick Glendening, Staff Columnist Support and opposition for Proposition 24 — the “California Corporate Loophole Repeal Initiative” or the “Tax Fairness Act” — both focus on the proposition’s influence on job...

ELECTION: Cutting carbon emission laws

by Staff

November 1, 2010

Filed under Opinion

By Chris Pocock, Staff Columnist Proposition 23 is an attempt by lawmakers to reform California’s existing legislation toward global warming. California, one of the leaders in energy regulation and existing emissions laws i...

ELECTION: Localizing tax revenue control

by Staff

November 1, 2010

Filed under Opinion

By Stacey Oparnica, Staff Columnist Proposition 22, if passed, would prohibit “the State, even during a period of severe fiscal hardship, from delaying the distribution of tax revenues for transportation, redevelopment, o...

ELECTION: Legalization of marijuana

by Staff

November 1, 2010

Filed under Opinion

By Leonardo Castaneda, Contributor Proposition 19, known as the “Regulate, Control and Tax Cannabis Act of 2010,” is on the ballot to drastically reform marijuana laws in the state. If the act is passed it will legalize...

ELECTION: Reining in state gerrymandering

by Staff

November 1, 2010

Filed under Opinion

By Patrick Walsh, Senior Staff Columnist Proposition 20 is an initiative to take the responsibility of drawing California’s Congressional District boundaries out of the control of the State Legislature and to place it ...

ELECTION: New tax to keep state parks open

by Staff

November 1, 2010

Filed under Opinion

By Alyssa Clark, Staff Columnist Proposition 21 has made its way into voting booths this year by representing the Vehicle License Fee for Parks. This state statute proposes an $18 annual tax which would be administered whe...

NPR acted with double standard and liberal bias

by Staff

October 31, 2010

Filed under Opinion

By Patrick Walsh, Senior Staff Freedom of the press and freedom of speech; these are two principles our nation was founded on, fundamental rights that will always be guaranteed to all citizens. Unless, of course, you work for Nation...

SD judge unveils horrors of Catholic church

by Staff

October 31, 2010

Filed under Opinion

By Alyssa Clark, Staff Columnist Forgiveness is something actively sought after by Catholic followers, but in a sudden twist of events, it seems those behind the sacred wall of the confessional have more to come clean about than ever before. After three l...

Rally inspires unity and destroys apathy

by Staff

October 31, 2010

Filed under Opinion

By Joe Stewart, Contributor From the moment I decided to attend the Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear I knew it was going to be an epic experience. But it wasn’t until early Saturday morning, my eyes still bloodshot and my mind clinging mercilessly to th...

Support student health service fee increase

by Staff

October 26, 2010

Filed under Opinion

Stacey Oparnica, Staff Columnist I hate fee increases just as much as the next broke college student. Financial aid has become my college security blanket, and every time I hear the word “budget,” I die a little inside....

Humanities are crucial to nation

by Staff

October 26, 2010

Filed under Opinion

Randy Wilde, Staff Columnist In today’s uncertain and volatile economic climate, the prospect of being forced into the real world and landing your first job can be utterly terrifying. Students and their parents are sear...