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Another Terrace Midmorning

Latest idea for a Sacto money grab: taxing Internet purchases. Which State legislator wants to propose that?

The November State revenue was about a billion over projections, somehow. Unfortunately, we didn't grow any jobs to speak of.

But the narrative is changing. Predictably, there's a very dry op-ed in today's former fishwrap of record to the south about how California is not on the brink of catastrophe after all. Signed by the State Treasurer, Bill Lockyear. GOP don't like to admit that despite it all, California still leads the nation--by far, very very far--in venture capital investment.

Sam Blakeslee sounds like a decent State Senator for a Republican. He wants to end giveaways to pols in the state, including event tickets, and he wants to end robocalls. Several State legislators, including Mikes Gatto and Feuer, are quoted in the piece as insisting there's a new mood in Sacto to reform the way the State does business.

BTW, Gatto's bill to reform initiatives got editorial ink in the Sacto Bee this weekend.

There's more in SFGate on the train to nowhere in the San Joaquin Valley. And it appears Ohio has one too.

Who's intimidating who in Compton? The parents who pulled the "parent trigger" claim they are being intimidated, while the teachers say that the parent trigger people told Spanish only households to "sign for better schools" while explaining nothing else at all. Parent trigger remains a mess, likely for months to come.