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3.28.2008
Prescription Drug Imbroglio Redux

Prescription Drug Imbroglio Redux

In case you missed it in reputable publications, the Board of Pharmacy at their March 5 meeting in San Diego postponed implemention of ePedigree from January 1, 2009 until 2011. 

 Technology wasn’t quite up to snuff to handle what the board wanted to accomplish.

 The coalition of pharmacists, makers of generic and name-brand drugs, clinics, hospitals and animal health providers seeking the postponement rejoices.    Read more »

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3.25.2008
Yogi Obama

Yogi Obama

“My friends, we live in the greatest nation in the history of the world.  I hope you’ll join me as we try to change it.”

  Barack Obama

(Thanks, Jim. A classic) 

 

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3.24.2008
Prescription Drug Imbroglio

Prescription Drug Imbroglio

            

Prescription drug makers, pharmacists and major retailers will ask the state Board of Pharmacy on March 25 to postpone the effective date of a law aimed at preventing counterfeit drugs by electronically tracking every bottle.

The board says the new system is needed to stem a rising amount of counterfeit drugs, which the World Health Organization estimates represent less than 1 percent of the market in developed countries.     Read more »

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3.21.2008
John Benoit, War Criminal

John Benoit, War Criminal

Ever wonder why people are disgusted by politics? Here’s a good reason: www.graydavisrepublican.com. 

Although early in the season, this is the most despicable disingenuous drivel to air so far. 

A little background: GOP Sen. Jim Battin has to bite the term limits bullet, creating a vacancy in his Palm Springs centered seat.     Read more »

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3.21.2008
June’s Eminent Domain Ballot Battle Is All About Rent Control

June’s Eminent Domain Ballot Battle Is All About Rent Control

 

This June’s ballot duel between rival initiatives that each claim to restrict the ability of local government to seize public property will be all about rent control. 

A brief clause in Proposition 98, sponsored by the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association, prohibits “limiting the price a private owner may charge another person to purchase, occupy or use his or her real property” which effectively repeals rent control in California.     Read more »

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3.17.2008
No Time Like the Present…Two Fundraising Items

No Time Like the Present…Two Fundraising Items

 

Please Join

  

Speaker-Elect Karen Bass

For

A Culinary Experience at The Kitchen

  

Monday, April 21, 2008

6.30pm

 

The Kitchen Restaurant

2225 Hurley Way

Sacramento, CA 95825

 

$5,000 per ticket

 

Please make checks payable to: 

Strengthening CA Through Leadership

(ID# 1294232)

1100 “O” Street, Suite 200

 Sacramento, CA 95814

 

Disclosure Information

Contributions to the Strengthening CA Through Leadership (ID# 1294232)

are not tax deductible as charitable contributions for federal income tax purposes.    Read more »

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3.13.2008
Long-time Legislative Analyst Elizabeth Hill to Retire

Long-time Legislative Analyst Elizabeth Hill to Retire

Elizabeth Hill, the Legislature’s top budget and policy analyst for nearly 22 years is retiring at the end of the 2008 legislative session. she announced Thursday (March 13).

“Her dedication to examining the policies — not the politics — of issues was remarkable. I and my colleagues will sorely miss her thoughtful analysis and sound advice.    Read more »

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3.12.2008
You’re Not Alone Eliot

You’re Not Alone Eliot

While scant consolation, it’s not exactly a select club Eliot Spitzer just joined. 

Former presidents, scads of congressmen, a Japanese prime minister, a British cabinet secretary in the 1960s, a couple of California mayors are just a few of the public officials who did too much thinking with their little heads.     Read more »

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3.05.2008
Congratulations Jean Fuller! — Winner of the Speaker’s Pool*

Congratulations Jean Fuller! — Winner of the Speaker’s Pool*

 Freshman Assemblywoman Jean Fuller has plenty to be happy about after the results of the 2008 Speaker’s Pool were announced today. 

Fuller picked the winning square — Karen Bass in February — and pockets $45,000 in winnings. Although the pool’s originator is unknown, many sitting lawmakers participated anteing $500 per square.    Read more »

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3.04.2008
The Best Budget Solution

The Best Budget Solution

Now that the speakership tussle appears amicably concluded, the Capitol can return to its daily routine of resolving weighty policy matters, such as the budget. 

Speaking of weighty, it was a nice showing of fiscal restraint by Legislative Analyst Elizabeth G. Hill who graciously cut back on the size of her budget analysis, affectionately known as the “fat book.” Although by no means svelte, the fat book shed a fair amount of poundage this year.    Read more »

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