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California Voters' Guide 2012: Proposition 39 California Voters' Guide 2012: Proposition 39
Proposition 39: Tax Increase on Multistate Businesses and Funding Clean Energy   Proposition 39 would require multistate businesses to pay more taxes in California by removing a provision that currently allows them to pay more in lower tax states instead.  Some of the revenue from the higher taxes will go green energy programs. Fiscal Impact: The Legislative Analyst's Office estimates that Prop. 39 will raise approximately $1 billion in additional annual state...
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Author: adrian.moore@reason.org (Adrian Moore)
232 Hits, 20 Comments, Added On 10/15/2012 9:00:00 PM

Iron Dome Embraces Tel Aviv As Residents Take Cover Iron Dome Embraces Tel Aviv As Residents Take Cover
Enlarge Uriel Sinai/Getty Images A missile from Israel's Iron Dome defense missile system launches to intercept and destroy incoming rocket fire from Gaza on Saturday in Tel Aviv, Israel. Uriel Sinai/Getty Images A missile from Israel's Iron Dome defense missile system launches to intercept and destroy incoming rocket fire from Gaza on Saturday in Tel Aviv, Israel. Sarah and Yael Levintin raised their wine glasses to the sky and toasted the Iron Dome system that had just been deployed outside...
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A Busy And Head-Scratching 2012 Hurricane Season A Busy And Head-Scratching 2012 Hurricane Season
This satellite image from Oct. 28 shows Hurricane Sandy in the Atlantic Ocean before making landfall. NASA via Getty Images Superstorm Sandy is what most people will remember from the 2012 Atlantic hurricane season. But Sandy was just one of 10 hurricanes this year — a hurricane season that was both busy and strange. Late summer is when the hurricane season usually gets busy. But Greg Jenkins, a professor of atmospheric science at Howard University, says this year was different. "We saw storms in...
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Former US Pop Superstar Patti Page Dies at 85 Former US Pop Superstar Patti Page Dies at 85
American Singer Patti Page, who sold more than 100 million records during her seven-decade-long career, has died. She was 85 years old.The Oklahoma-born Page was a major star and the premier female popular singer in the pre-rock 'n roll era of the early 1950s. Her best selling recordings of "The Tennessee Waltz" and "How Much Is That Doggie in the Window" were standards, and appealed to fans of pop tunes as well as those of country music.She also was a pioneer in the recording technique known as...
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Sponsors Of Assault Weapons Ban Hope Newtown Shooting Changes Minds Sponsors Of Assault Weapons Ban Hope Newtown Shooting Changes Minds
Enlarge image i Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., speaks at a news conference Thursday announcing her plan to introduce a bill to ban assault weapons and high-capacity magazines. Alex Wong/Getty Images Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., speaks at a news conference Thursday announcing her plan to introduce a bill to ban assault weapons and high-capacity magazines. Alex Wong/Getty Images Congressional Democrats appeared on Capitol Hill Thursday to push for a new ban on assault weapons and...
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Governors Warn Congress Over Debt Limit Governors Warn Congress Over Debt Limit
WASHINGTON (AP) — Governors warned Congress Wednesday that lingering uncertainty over raising the nation's borrowing capacity could hinder their budgets and their ability to foster job growth in their states. Delaware Gov. Jack Markell and Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin outlined states' agendas in 2013 on behalf of the National Governors Association, urging lawmakers to reach a deal on the debt ceiling, which will reach its limit in about two months. Markell says the postponing of spending cuts under the...
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232 Hits, 3 Comments, Added On 1/9/2013 10:09:47 AM

As Australia Faces Catastrophic Fires, Forecasters Chart Record Heatwave As Australia Faces Catastrophic Fires, Forecasters Chart Record Heatwave
Enlarge image i Weather forecasters add deep purple to charts to show extreme heat. Australia National Science Week Weather forecasters add deep purple to charts to show extreme heat. Australia National Science Week Thousands of acres are burning in one of Australia's worst fire seasons ever. Firefighters are deployed in the states of New South Wales, Victoria and Tasmania, notes the Sydney Times Herald. About 140 fires are burning, and some of them aren't contained. The fires are driven by heat...
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232 Hits, 24 Comments, Added On 1/8/2013 8:20:00 AM

Nominees In Top Categories For The Grammy Awards Nominees In Top Categories For The Grammy Awards
NASHVILLE, Tenn. December 5, 2012, 11:07 pm ET NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Nominees announced Wednesday in top categories for the 55th annual Grammy Awards: Record of the Year: "Lonely Boy," The Black Keys; "Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You)," Kelly Clarkson; "We Are Young," fun. featuring Janelle Monae; "Somebody That I Used To Know," Gotye Featuring Kimbra; "Thinkin Bout You," Frank Ocean; "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together," Taylor Swift. Album of the Year: "El Camino," The Black Keys; "Some...
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NHL Rejects Players' Offer To Break Labor Impasse NHL Rejects Players' Offer To Break Labor Impasse
NEW YORK December 6, 2012, 12:19 pm ET NEW YORK (AP) — Two days of marathon labor talks later, NHL owners and players were still working to reach a deal Thursday. The mood had turned, however. Gone was some of the lightheartedness and rare optimism expressed earlier in the week and there were no joint statements by the two sides. Representatives of the league and the players each said Wednesday's long talks were "candid" and offered some sense of hope by announcing negotiations would resume later...
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NBC Sports Partners With Yahoo For Content Deal NBC Sports Partners With Yahoo For Content Deal
NEW YORK December 9, 2012, 08:03 pm ET NEW YORK (AP) — NBC Sports Group and Yahoo have announced a content deal that combines the website's sports reporting with its partner's digital assets and television access. Yahoo Sports and the NBC Sports Group will maintain separate websites and newsrooms, but will work together on news and events coverage online and on the air. Mark Lazarus, the chairman of NBC Sports Group, says "The complementary nature of this partnership is unmatched in digital sports...
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