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By Zain Shauk | July 23, 2009
GLENDALE — The idea of tearing up chunks of California’s constitution and starting anew is gaining traction among area lawmakers and residents who say the state’s government has become overly complex and incapable of effectively solving problems. Local lawmakers have increasingly called for major government reforms as recent struggles to solve the state’s financial crises have hit walls, but only during the state’s latest budget stalemate have they become more receptive to proposals for a rewriting of major portions of the document that sets California’s legal foundation.
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By Zain Shauk | July 24, 2009
GLENDALE — The idea of tearing up chunks of California’s Constitution and starting anew is gaining traction among area lawmakers and residents who say the state’s government has become overly complex and incapable of effectively solving problems. Local lawmakers have increasingly called for major government reforms as recent struggles to solve the state’s financial crises have hit walls, but only during the state’s latest budget stalemate have they become more receptive to proposals for a rewriting of major portions of the document that sets California’s legal foundation.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 16, 2005
A working draft of the U.S. Constitution, secretly printed for use by delegates of the Constitutional  Convention in 1787, is one of several rare documents that will be displayed in honor of Constitution Day at the Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens. Constitution Day will be observed nationwide Sept. 17 with a variety of programs at schools, libraries and federal institutions to promote awareness of the document that forms the framework of American government.
NEWS
March 23, 2012
Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Silver Lake) joined two other state lawmakers to introduce a measure that would begin the process of nullifying the U.S. Supreme Court's controversial decision that created “super PACs,” which have flooded unlimited corporate money into federal campaigns. The process would include amending the U.S. Constitution to deal with Citizens United vs. the Federal Election Commission, in which the divided Supreme Court held that corporations are due the same free-speech rights as individuals.
NEWS
April 9, 2010
The state’s projected budget deficit remains at about $5.6 billion, but lawmakers are awaiting a set of proposed revisions from Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger in May before tackling substantial spending reductions, they said. Area legislators have in the interim turned their focus to government reforms that could also produce savings. But part of the reason for the delay in taking major action could be a result of upcoming election primaries in June, Sen. Bob Huff (R-Diamond Bar)
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By Allen E. Brandstater | January 8, 2009
Regarding “In Theorist misses the mark yet again,” Mailbag, Saturday: Someone does need “a refresher course in American history regarding the ‘pilgrims’ and our ‘revolutionary forefathers,’” but it’s not the Rev. Bryan Griem. Rather, it’s the author of the letter to the editor, Cynthia Cavanaugh, who’s in need of a refresher course. Cavanaugh reflects as to “why our forefathers established a separation of church and state in our Constitution.
NEWS
September 19, 2002
After reading your recent editorial calling for an end to invocations at all civic or governmental functions, I see that once again, a tiny group of amoral malcontents is about to force their self-centered will on the majority under the guise of "tolerance" and "unity." The founders of our country weren't concerned about freedom from religion, but rather freedom of religion. Big difference. In fact, they realized the importance of Judeo-Christian values in maintaining this awesome experiment in democracy and freedom called America.
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March 23, 2012
Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Silver Lake) joined two other state lawmakers to introduce a measure that would begin the process of nullifying the U.S. Supreme Court's controversial decision that created “super PACs,” which have flooded unlimited corporate money into federal campaigns. The process would include amending the U.S. Constitution to deal with Citizens United vs. the Federal Election Commission, in which the divided Supreme Court held that corporations are due the same free-speech rights as individuals.
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By Zain Shauk | July 24, 2009
GLENDALE — The idea of tearing up chunks of California’s Constitution and starting anew is gaining traction among area lawmakers and residents who say the state’s government has become overly complex and incapable of effectively solving problems. Local lawmakers have increasingly called for major government reforms as recent struggles to solve the state’s financial crises have hit walls, but only during the state’s latest budget stalemate have they become more receptive to proposals for a rewriting of major portions of the document that sets California’s legal foundation.
NEWS
By Zain Shauk | July 23, 2009
GLENDALE — The idea of tearing up chunks of California’s constitution and starting anew is gaining traction among area lawmakers and residents who say the state’s government has become overly complex and incapable of effectively solving problems. Local lawmakers have increasingly called for major government reforms as recent struggles to solve the state’s financial crises have hit walls, but only during the state’s latest budget stalemate have they become more receptive to proposals for a rewriting of major portions of the document that sets California’s legal foundation.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 16, 2005
A working draft of the U.S. Constitution, secretly printed for use by delegates of the Constitutional  Convention in 1787, is one of several rare documents that will be displayed in honor of Constitution Day at the Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens. Constitution Day will be observed nationwide Sept. 17 with a variety of programs at schools, libraries and federal institutions to promote awareness of the document that forms the framework of American government.
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