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The case for a Republican governor in 2018

Nearly two decades ago Democrats began their upward swing to a legislative supermajority, and California was in great shape. Now, the last two years have exposed the Democratic Party’s failures across California. We need reform, we need changes, and we need accountability.

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Transparency needed on companies that manage prescription drugs

Assembly Bill 315 requires pharmacy benefits managers to disclose to their customers any activity, policy or practice that directly or indirectly interferes with their obligations to customers. They would also be required to disclose the aggregate amount of drug acquisition costs, rebates received, administrative fees collected from drug manufacturers and pharmacies.

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Californians already pay a premium for good roads

If Gov. Jerry Brown’s plan to raise the gas tax passes, we could end up paying as much as 80 cents in combined federal and state taxes for each gallon of gasoline. Democrats claim our roads can’t be fixed with the money we already send to Sacramento. Why not?

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No surprise on Trump, Spicer’s alternative view of rape and immigration

To back up President Donald Trump’s view of dangerous illegal immigrants, press secretary Sean Spicer brought a Maryland case of rape. Rape is a terrible crime that leaves lifelong scars, and every day we are learning of more cases, especially on college campuses. Yet, I can’t recall Spicer pointing out any rape cases before, including the thousands committed by American-born citizens.

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Voices from Sacramento's March for Science

Hear from a few of the 10,000 to 15,000 people who marched to the Capitol Building during Sacramento's March for Science, an event celebrated globally on Saturday,
Nashelly Chavez nchavez@sacbee.com
Voices from Sacramento's March for Science 1:14

Voices from Sacramento's March for Science

Marches for Science pop up across the U.S. and the world 0:47

Marches for Science pop up across the U.S. and the world

Earth Day -- From Sacramento to around the globe 0:10

Earth Day -- From Sacramento to around the globe

Peeling and patching: A big Highway 50 fix needs fixing 0:56

Peeling and patching: A big Highway 50 fix needs fixing