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Prevailing wage laws didn’t cause housing crisis. Attacks on them are about greed.
September 03, 2017, at 3:01 AM

The bosses had alternatives to select from in the work market. But they knew that the untrained crews, even though they worked as tough as they could and matched us as distant as effort goes, just didn’t have the same skills or the same training.

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Republicans Denham and Valadao stand up for ‘Dreamers.’ They deserve applause
September 01, 2017, at 11:14 PM

What's different – and very welcome – is when CA Republicans urge President Donald Trump to preserve the program. That’s what Congressmen Jeff Denham of Turlock and David Valadao of Hanford have done, signing a letter to Trump with four other GOP representatives.

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Don’t let special interests exploit CA’s housing crisis
September 01, 2017, at 11:14 PM

The nonpartisan Legislative Analyst’s Office says CA should add 100.000 units a year – more than double the current pace – to alleviate residence prices and rents.

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Unions are powerful in California. This case is about to keep that unity to the test
September 01, 2017, at 11:13 PM

CA was the first state to lift our minimum wage floor to $15 an hour. We were the first to assistance address the nation’s retirement crisis by creating the CA Safe Choice Retirement Savings program.

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Not all Civil War monuments are racist. Get this one thousand nine hundred thirty-eight memorial in Gettysburg
August 31, 2017, at 7:29 PM

Reports from July three, one thousand nine hundred thirty-eight, indicate that PA Gov. George H. Earl and President Franklin D. Roosevelt spoke to an audience the state police estimated at 250.000.

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As CA lawmakers tackle drug prices, they should first obtain the facts
August 31, 2017, at 7:28 PM

Making it affordable to stay healthy should be a bipartisan priority, so we realize the urge for legislation addressing drug prices. However, if you're going to tackle drug prices, it’s vital to safeguard the savings that generics bring Californians.

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Why Santa Clara and Inglewood are football losers
August 31, 2017, at 7:27 PM

In other states, major cities construct NFL stadiums because they look football franchises as providing a publicity and economic boost. But in California, with its nation-sized economy and globally well-known large cities, major cities have been shedding their football teams, and avoiding the headaches of devoting valuable CA genuine estate to stadiums.

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How unhinged is President Trump?
August 21, 2017, at 11:19 PM

We’re not accustomed to asking such questions about our presidents.

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Why PUC proof is a key test for legislators
August 21, 2017, at 11:18 PM

S. history, should remind state lawmakers that regulation is as worthy of their focus as legislation. A proof hearing on Wednesday for Gov.

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One key to affordable housing crisis? Pay construction workers a living wage.
August 21, 2017, at 11:18 PM

To lower prices, CA needs to construct a lot more housing.

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Is Sacramento’s industry hunter starting to hit the target?
August 21, 2017, at 11:17 PM

But presently in its third year, the Greater Sacramento Economic Council may be turning the corner.

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Trump’s path forward keeps U. S. stuck in Afghanistan quagmire
August 21, 2017, at 11:16 PM

Listening to his generals, he rejected his first instinct to draw out of Afghanistan entirely.

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Bannon and the fall of ‘populism’
August 21, 2017, at 9:25 AM

He says whatever he feels he's to declare at any given moment to obtain attention, strike back at foes or advance his personal (particularly economic) interests.

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A choice for Sacramento: Rescue the parkway or let it become a sewer for excellent
August 21, 2017, at 9:24 AM

Then it seemed love we'd entered a third-world favela right in the capital of California. We saw makeshift shelters lined up on the banks amid piles of trash.

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Eclipse + Housing + Water + Caltrain
August 21, 2017, at 9:23 AM

On behalf of The Sacramento Bee’s editorial board, welcome to , your opinion-politics newsletter. surveys our nation’s monuments.

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Never has a solar eclipse been so timely. At last, something to inspire awe.
August 21, 2017, at 9:23 AM

The moon will traverse the path of the sun, blackening a 70-mile-wide ribbon that'll slice diagonally across the country from the OR coast to S Carolina.

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A housing crisis that’s too easily forgotten
August 20, 2017, at 5:38 AM

Several pending bills touch on the topic, including , D-Coachella, to ease eligibility requirements for a state tax credit for developers to construct migrant housing.

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CA writing a new chapter in centuries-old ‘states’ rights’ conflict
August 20, 2017, at 5:37 AM

Drafting the U. S. Constitution was an exercise in balancing federal authority against “states’ rights.” The Constitution’s “” defined federal authority, for instance, while its guaranteed that states could exercise powers not reserved to the national government.

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Not that it makes us perceive good, but we did declare Trump was unqualified
August 20, 2017, at 5:37 AM

Please go to to sign up. Charlottesville showed us many sides, many sides in his mishandling of Charlottesville on one day, trying to fix the mess another day, then taking back whatever excellent he might've done in an unhinged news conference in which he equated , the traitor who tried to rip apart the nation, with and , who created it.

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California’s housing crisis was decades in the making. It needs more than fast fixes
August 20, 2017, at 5:36 AM

We live it. Other than Hawaii, CA has the ignominious distinction of leading the nation in , and not by a little. A San Francisco apt costs more than one in NY City.

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Ag industry is stepping up for secure drinking water
August 19, 2017, at 1:52 AM

Access to clean, secure drinking water ought to be a fundamental right for all Californians. But there are about three hundred unsafe drinking-water systems across the state, many of them in the Salinas Valley or in the Central Valley’s Tulare Lake Basin.

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Sacramento County can’t arrest its way out of homelessness
August 19, 2017, at 1:52 AM

That’s 2.000 neighbors in Sacramento County, through number fault of their own, forced to live outside, including along the American River Parkway.

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A statewide tax is an unfair way to secure drinking water
August 19, 2017, at 1:51 AM

Not so for some Californians who live in rural, low-income communities where water sources are contaminated by nitrates and arsenic and where treatment is financially out of reach.

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For pointers on handling Charlottesville, Trump could've asked Nikki Haley
August 19, 2017, at 1:51 AM

Lee was in New Orleans, long ago when I was in the fifth grade. It was Mardi Gras and we'd arrive from our tiny MS hometown to celebrate this historical day in the huge city.

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