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Audit: California Nursing Board Faked Docs on Investigations

SACRAMENTO — The California board that regulates the nursing industry falsified its records to make it appear it was properly investigating allegations made against the state’s nurses, including serious complaints such as patient harm that can lead to nurses l...

Dan Walters Calls for More Rigorous High-Speed Rail Audit

In his Feb. 1 column, CALmatters columnist Dan Walters points out that the audit of California's over-budget, behind-schedule high-speed rail project commissioned by state lawmakers this week is limited in its scope. "It’s high time that Brown, the bullet t...

Walters: UC President Napolitano Got Off Easy

In Thursday’s CALmatters column, Dan Walters criticizes the UC Board of Regents’ decision to retain UC President Janet Napolitano in her position. According to a state audit published April 25, Napolitano’s ...

Dems Hatch Plans to Promote GOP Firebrands in ’18 Primaries

Why in the world would Democrats get involved in Republican primary contests for the U.S. Senate? Answer: To wreak havoc on the GOP and pick up Senate seats in the 2018 general election. Politico is reporting that "(a)t its most aggressive, the tactic co...