California Roundup: Republicans As Worthless As Ever


City of Bell's $800,000 Manager Robert Rizzo is gone but not forgotten. California attorney general and candidate for governor Jerry Brown issues a subpoena for the city's compensation records.

Los Angeles public schools pay $109 a copy for textbooks.

Why Republicans are worthless, item umpteen: Carly Fiorina's biggest complaint about Sen. Barbara Boxer is that Boxer has not passed enough legislation.

Teamsters hold up Hollywood: Studios agree to 2 percent pay increase, bigger health plan contributions and "travel pay" for certain drivers. (What do they pay the non-traveling drivers?)

The Laffer curve still works in dry, temperate cimates: Dan Walters remembers that the last time the state passed big tax hikes during a recession, revenues declined.