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Editorial: Key ingredients missing in tax-cut deal

By   /  Monday, December 13th, 2010  /  Editorials, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Editorial: Key ingredients missing in tax-cut deal

The Dec. 6 deal that extends unemployment benefits and the Bush-era tax breaks erases a lot of uncertainty.

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Suddenly, deficit is talk of the town

By   /  Monday, December 6th, 2010  /  Columns, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Suddenly, deficit is talk of the town

WASHINGTON, D.C. — All of a sudden, deficit reduction is the name of the game. It is as though someone flipped a switch on Nov. 2 and suddenly the one-trick pony that is politics in the nation’s capital is obsessed with the idea of balancing the federal budget. Not that I am complaining. As I Read More →

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Editorial: Keep Oxnard business-friendly

By   /  Monday, November 8th, 2010  /  Editorials, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Editorial: Keep Oxnard business-friendly

There’s a bit of a “reform” movement afoot in Oxnard, the region’s largest city. Mayor Tom Holden won re-election even in the face of a district attorney’s investigation of some city officials, but the City Council has undergone some big changes. We hope the newly elected council members, Tim Flynn and Carmen Ramirez, remember Oxnard’s Read More →

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Editorial: Safe seats aren’t forever

By   /  Monday, November 8th, 2010  /  Editorials, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Editorial: Safe seats aren’t forever

Right now it’s hard to imagine the Central Coast represented in Congress by someone other than Elton Gallegly, R-Simi Valley, or Lois Capps, D-Santa Barbara. And it’s hard to imagine Assembly districts safer than the ones won by Democrat Das Williams or Republican Jeff Gorrell. But the day is coming when, thanks to redistricting, congressional Read More →

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Editorial: Memo to Abel: Keep political options open

By   /  Monday, November 8th, 2010  /  Editorials, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Editorial: Memo to Abel: Keep political options open

As we watched him speed across the state in search of votes for a long-shot bid for statewide office, Lt. Gov. Abel Maldonado’s passion for small business and the small-business owner left a big impression. Yes, in the crazy world that is California politics, the former Santa Maria city councilman finished short of the mark Read More →

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Remaining cities meet salary deadline

By   /  Friday, November 5th, 2010  /  Latest news  /  Comments Off on Remaining cities meet salary deadline

All of the local governments in the Tri-Counties that missed California Controller John Chiang’s initial deadline to turn in their salary and benefits data complied with the controller’s request within a few days. The cities of Guadalupe and Grover Beach and the county of Santa Barbara were not on the controller’s original list, released Oct. Read More →

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Editorial: Get out the vote

By   /  Monday, November 1st, 2010  /  Editorials, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Editorial: Get out the vote

Tuesday is Election Day — as you must know, if you’ve turned on a television, opened your mailbox or picked up a newspaper lately. There are scores of candidates and propositions on the region’s various ballots, more than we could ever hope to cover in the Business Times. We’ve tried to bring you the highlights Read More →