Day 5: Green state chokes off its middle class

By Conn Carroll | 02/28/13 12:00 AM

For all the bed-wetting environmentalists do over how climate change might affect the present ecosystems of California, they always seem to conveniently forget what the state looked like before it joined the Union. Last of a five-part series.
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Day 4: Golden State's green jobs bust

By Conn Carroll | 02/27/13 12:00 AM

Where the rest of the nation has rejected many green-jobs proposals, California has embraced them. Fourth of a five-part series.
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Day 3: California's expensive education failure

By Conn Carroll | 02/26/13 12:00 AM

"Nothing is more determinative of our future than how we teach our children," California Gov. Jerry Brown said in his January State of the State address. "If we fail at this, we will sow growing social chaos and inequality that no law can rectify." Bad news, governor: California is already...
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Day 2: The California spending rush

By Conn Carroll | 02/25/13 12:00 AM

California's budget is balanced ... or at least that is what Gov. Jerry Brown wants you to believe, now that he "temporarily" hiked taxes on all Californians by $6.8 billion last year.
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Day 1: What happened to the Golden State?

By Conn Carroll | 02/24/13 12:00 AM

We Americans love to tell stories about ourselves. Californians may be the best ones at it. During his State of the State Address in January, California Gov. Jerry Brown spun a tale that reached all the way back to the first Spanish Missions, through the gold-seeking '49ers, and up to the...
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