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Privatize library services. It works. Just ask Riverside County.
2:20 pm on Aug 30, 2015

In 2009 I wrote a controversial piece about privatizing library services.  Well, it was controversial for public employee librarians and their fans.  But it's not just some unproven theory -- it's been done, and done well. Riverside County has a 35…

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Privatize library services. It works. Just ask Riverside County.

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Abusing the Voting Rights Act

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Sacramento City Council’s Taxpayer-Funded “War on Women”

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LA TIMES lies about refinery oil profits in CA — infecting my local U-T newspaper


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Love it when a cop looks at ME like I'm crazy when I tell them that it is outrageous and wrong that they can retire at full salary at age 50


@tedlieu @aaronmclear Apparently #PROP30 is both a floor wax and a desert topping!


SF Sheriff Mirkarimi was reinstated. Waiting for a lefty Supervisor to explain how "our society is responsible" for him hitting his wife.


Of course he got off, the whole "jury" was made up of liberals RT @debrajsaunders: Three votes to retain #Mirkarimi. It's over.


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The anti-nuke protestors in Dana Point are welcome to shut down SCE's power plant for good - if they are going to pay my electricity bills.


Turn it on! RT @SCE_SONGS: Poll: 68% Confident #SanOnofre Can Be Restarted and Operated Safely


@JenniferFearing you're okay for a #VEGGIESAURUS


@JenniferFearing good ol' Prop 2 - "Condos for Chickens"


I'm calling on Molly Munger to... DOUBLE DOWN! #NoOn30


RT @MattRexroad: Kevin Jeffries puts the beat down on Bob Buster in this Supervisors debate.


RT @LincolnFresno: The Fresno County Lincoln Club Voter Guide is up:


Off Twitter most of the day begat did I miss?


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@cfodee I'm available after the meeting if you want.


Getting ready to speak to the @RPSDC meetings - hundreds of activists and donors here - working to elect Republicans!


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RT @JimNielsenAD02: Statement from Jim Nielsen on Dan Logue’s Announcement


Dear Molly Munger - if you need any help explaining to voters why passing Prop. 30 is a bad idea, DM me.


Where is my RT love on the Logue news my MSM tweeps? Sigh.


@cmarinucci A fine American tradition is to kick out the reporters who will be voting for Obama.


Logue's name will still appear on the State Senate ballot, of course, as those ballots have already been printed.


We wish Assemblyman Logue Godspeed for a quick recovery from his health challenges.


Logue was in a tough battle against fellow north-state Assemblyman Jim Nielsen, who will now coast into this non-coastal Senate seat.


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If I were a manager at the County of Orange I would turn down the raise. Since odds are it will be followed by getting fired.


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@mikegatto Congratulation!


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CCTimes/OakTrib Politics Blog: Hillary Clinton is in the Bay Area today


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Calwhine: Mystifying Bee editorial wrong on basics of Obama authority fight


John Hrabe: reporting California State Senate deletes website, online archives of 3 disgraced Democrats


Rose Institute: Hello world!


John Hrabe: Al Jazeera America’s Off the Record Conversations on FBI Leak


John Hrabe: PG&E, First American, Philip Morris Donated to Ron Calderon Slush Fund AFTER FBI raid


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John Hrabe: Ron Calderon Fundraiser: “We Put the FUN in Fundraising!”


John Hrabe: Diversity PAC Slush Fund


John Hrabe: Legislator, Labor Leader Champions Pay Equity for Disabled Workers


John Hrabe: Disability groups deliver petitions to Goodwill


John Hrabe: 5 CA Goodwill charities pay employees less than minimum wage


John Hrabe: Millennials: The Lost Generation


John Hrabe: Abel Maldonado’s Record of Running Over the “Little Guy”


John Hrabe: 9 CA GOP Legislators Voted for $2 Billion Tax Extension


John Hrabe: Fireworks Erupt on CA Legislators’ Junket to Armenia


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John Hrabe: Opponents of AB 711 Take A (Leaded) Shot at Humane Society US


John Hrabe: Oops! LA Times Confuses Armenia with Hostile Neighbor Azerbaijan


John Hrabe: Speaker Perez, Katcho Achadjian Lead Junket to Armenia


John Hrabe: Consumer Attorneys, Tort Reformers Criticize Harkey Lawsuit


John Hrabe: High-Priced Lobbyists Try to Block Sexual Abuse Bill in California


John Hrabe: Diane Harkey, Sorry I Low-Balled Your $10 Million Frivolous Lawsuit


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John Hrabe: Diane Harkey Files $5 Million Lawsuit Against Fellow State Lawmaker


John Hrabe: 7th Legislator on Cuba Junket Identified


John Hrabe: Galgiani and Achadjian on Cuba Junket with Lobbyist


John Hrabe: Former CA GOP Chairman Praises ACLU’s Fight Against Totalitarian State


John Hrabe: SB 131: Assembly GOP Caucus Should Stand Up for Sexual Abuse Victims


John Hrabe: Capitol Weekly Top 100 List snubs women


John Hrabe: CA Assembly pays women less; fewer in top staff positions


John Hrabe: CA State Assembly: Men Fill Nearly Two-Thirds of Chief of Staff Positions


John Hrabe: CA State Assembly: 10 Highest Paid Staff All Men


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John Hrabe: Why the Bee’s Story About Legislator-Lobbyist Relationship is Sexist


John Hrabe: NSA Funding: How Members of Congress Voted on Amash Amendment


John Hrabe: Swearengin’s Secrecy: Fresno Limits Public Records Requests to 3 Subjects


John Hrabe: Billboard lobbyist advised both sides of Placentia advertising deal


John Hrabe: Rep. John Campbell 2nd Quarter Fundraising Haul


John Hrabe: Yes, the New Apartment Will Work Just Fine


John Hrabe: Ashley Swearengin & City of Fresno Violate State’s Public Records Law


John Hrabe: Goodwill Buys Online Ads Defending Low Pay for Workers


John Hrabe: Campaign 2014: Farmer Ryan Schohr Announces Farm Endorsements


John Hrabe: Rock Center Rocked by Ethics Scandal: NBC News Rips Off Goodwill Story from Blogger


John Hrabe: Emails with NBC News


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