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There’s number green light for terrible Delta tunnels
June 29, 2017, at 3:12 AM

Wrong. There is number green light for this $15 billion boondoggle. The agencies only examined phase one, which is Ltd to the construction of the Delta twin tunnels themselves and the expansion of Clifton Ct Forebay – not the project’s genuine environmental danger of actually emotional water through the tunnels.

Honoring one of Sacramento’s wise men, a dying breed
June 29, 2017, at 3:12 AM

The dearly departed was George Dunn, Wilson’s chief of staff for his final two years as governor. If you didn’t know Dunn, a fixture in CA policymaking for the past thirty-five years both interior and exterior of government, you missed something special.

Forget San Francisco. Here’s why Str performers would be better off in Sacramento
June 29, 2017, at 3:11 AM

Just ask Chuck Taormina. Better known as One Leg Chuck because, well, he only has one leg, the Sacramento resident typically sings and plays guitar in San Francisco, where he's licensed to carry out up to twenty-two days a month.

Republican health bill is a catastrophe for all kids
June 29, 2017, at 3:10 AM

But this proposal would be a catastrophe for America’s children. Medicaid funding maintain children’s health care would be limited, ending a 50-year state-federal partnership that's served the sickest and neediest kids in our communities.

Rendon was right to obstruct universal health care bill; aid-in-dying bill is working
June 28, 2017, at 1:17 PM

On behalf of The Sacramento Bee’s editorial board, welcome to , your opinion-politics newsletter. says virtual reality is the title of the game in the White House press briefing room.

Why wireless industry bill is a triple rip-off for Californians
June 27, 2017, at 11:25 PM

Presently imagine that you didn’t have the right to say “no.” This is what the wireless industry is proposing for local governments in CA with .

Legislature ignores Caltrans boondoggles as taxpayers suffer
June 27, 2017, at 11:25 PM

At the same time, in Nov drivers will be running over by a $5.2 billion a year tax increase. The to fill vacancies at Caltrans and add four hundred to five hundred positions in the following monetary year.

Americans get the First Amendment for granted. They shouldn’t below Trump
June 27, 2017, at 11:24 PM

Those who doubt the cost of those freedoms of religion, speech, the press, gathering and petitioning for redress of grievances might see to Asia, where I work, and where tragic things get space in the absence of an effective Bill of Rights.

Universal health care bill was half-baked, and Trumpcare is a disaster. Why the rush?
June 27, 2017, at 11:23 PM

Ricardo Lara, D-Bell Gardens, and Toni Atkins, D-San Diego, should've known better than to thrust for a fast vote on which purported to quickly fix an issue that's fundamentally life-and-death.

The Republican health map is horrific for California. Call your representative
June 27, 2017, at 9:32 AM

Presently it’s up to the Senate, who . Over the latest few, chilling days, the disastrous national implications of the Senate’s map to drastically slice coverage for millions in order to shower billions in tax cuts on America’s richest, have finally arrive to light.

Justice Anthony Kennedy mustn't retire. Here are three reasons why:
June 27, 2017, at 9:31 AM

S. Supreme Ct Justice Anthony Kennedy, almost eighty-one, will retire one day. We hope it’s not any day soon. Certainly, the Ronald Reagan appointee who joined the Ct in one thousand nine hundred eighty-eighth has devoted plenty of years to our nation.

Takes on the travel ban, and why Justice Anthony Kennedy shouldn't retire
June 27, 2017, at 9:30 AM

On behalf of The Sacramento Bee’s editorial board, welcome to , your opinion-politics newsletter. says that the unkindest Medicaid cuts are coming from Dr.

When ethics rules obtain in the way of patient care
June 26, 2017, at 7:40 PM

The most effective and engaged medical professionals will memorise throughout their careers from the experiences of their peers, clinicians and other medical experts.

Will Supreme Ct retirement bring ‘Kennedy Court’ to an end?
June 26, 2017, at 7:40 PM

S. Supreme Ct handing down this term’s latest decision Monday, grand attention is being focused on the opportunity that Justice Anthony Kennedy might soon announce his retirement.

Anthony Kennedy watch, Brown’s new energy measure, and consumer rip-offs
June 26, 2017, at 7:39 PM

On behalf of The Sacramento Bee’s editorial board, welcome to , your opinion-politics newsletter. takes a ride on the .

Let’s not be as shortsighted on pensions as on drought
June 26, 2017, at 7:38 PM

The short-term numbers were challenging to dispute and there were severe shortfalls in reservoirs.

California’s bail system needs reforming. Don’t let the bail industry win.
June 26, 2017, at 7:38 PM

Both in a county jail. Both accused of a crime, but not yet convicted. Both deemed a low flight risk, unlikely to damage their communities. Which should obtain to return home, rejoin their family, live a normal life while awaiting trial? The reply is clear – they should be treated the same.

Ct fees punish the destitute for being poor. California, stop criminalizing poverty
June 26, 2017, at 7:38 PM

Court-ordered fines and fees that are imposed without consideration of skill to pay trap destitute people in a cruel cycle of police stops, incarceration, judicial debt and license suspension.

California’s new budget could damage nonprofits – unless Jerry Brown steps in
June 26, 2017, at 7:37 PM

Jerry Brown’s desk threatens an necessary source of funding for nonprofits in California. The Gov should heed a coalition of nonprofit organizations that oppose it, and utilize his reject pen.

Think California’s Legislature doesn’t represent you? Here’s a fix for that.
June 26, 2017, at 7:36 PM

Every so often, that discontent produces a sweeping idea to modify the Legislature. Now, there’s a proposed constitutional amendment to replace the existing forty state Senate districts of about 930.000 people each with eight “geographically and culturally distinct” districts – ranging from 923.000 to 5.2 million voters – that each the chosen five senators.

GOP’s ‘health’ care bill, Kimberly Ellis’ act, Devin Nunes’ mouth
June 24, 2017, at 12:05 PM

Please go to to sign up. TrumpCare 2.0 said the U.

Can the arts rescue California’s civic life?
June 24, 2017, at 12:04 PM

We can’t transmute our education system, our health care, our transportation or our housing markets to meet our expanding needs. Silicon Valley, once billed as a savior, is more interested in grabbing our data than making society better.

On farming and the art of repair, and extending the lives of elderly things
June 24, 2017, at 12:03 PM

Our disks and plows were purchased decades ago. My father bought most of our tractors and many were purchased “used.” Shovels, rakes, pitchforks were also passed down with a distinct brown rust coloring.

The failure of regulation of law, not just bullets, caused journalist’s death
June 24, 2017, at 12:03 PM

Valdez chronicled the drug world of Sinaloa in books and in stories for his newspaper, .

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