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Siskiyou’s rebellion tells a tale

posted Sep 24, 2013, 12:50 PM by Gary Jones   [ updated Oct 2, 2013, 9:17 AM ]

Gov. Jerry Brown et al. are fuming over federal court decrees on reducing overcrowding in state prisons, saying they are being treated unfairly and being forced to do something they don’t want and shouldn’t have to do.

They’re also chafing at U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan’s warning that if California suspends academic testing in schools, it would violate federal law and could threaten tens of billions of dollars in federal education aid. And they complain about federal decrees that undermine public pension reforms, and about the effects of federal policies on marijuana use and immigration.

California is contending, in effect, that it should be allowed to tailor its policies to its conditions without federal interference. And that’s what the residents of Siskiyou County and other rural areas would like as well.

Read more HERE.