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  • N.H. lawmaker sorry for shouting ‘Sieg Heil’ in Legislature

    May 15, 2012 | 2:54 pm

    A New Hampshire lawmaker was permitted back in the state’s House chamber after apologizing three times for saluting and shouting “Sieg Heil.”

    The outburst by Rep. Steve Vaillancourt, a Manchester Republican who once lived in Berlin, Germany, came Tuesday after the House of...

  • Mideast Solution: A Confederation

    By Josef Avesar

    November 2, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    The Palestinians and the Israelis seem to agree on one thing: that the other is at fault. Each side wants recognition by the other that they are innocent victims, that the other side is wrong. Each side demands that the other relinquish crucial aspects of its identity.

    In such a...

  • Budget Woes

    By Jill Stewart

    January 29, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    One year ago, Gov. Gray Davis was calling for across-the-board cuts in every state department except the prisons, mass layoffs of workers and huge bites out of most programs for the disadvantaged.

    Davis' budget-slashing plan of January 2003 was ignored by the legislature and...

  • Jewish Elderly May Pay More for Drugs

    By Matthew E. Berger

    December 11, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    A law that was supposed to ease the burden of prescription drug costs for the elderly may force some Jewish seniors to pay more than they do now.

    The Medicare reform legislation, signed by President Bush this week, grants some relief in prescription drug costs for seniors. But other...

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  • Lawmaker Sees Plan to Cut Funds Failing

    By Marc Ballon

    April 30, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    State Assemblyman Lloyd E. Levine (D-Van Nuys), 33, sits on the influential Assembly Budget Committee. He recently spoke with The Jewish Journal about the possible impacts of Gov. Gray Davis' proposed 15 percent cut in Medi-Cal reimbursements.

    Jewish Journal: What pain would the 15...

  • Local Jews Win, Mostly

    By Mike Levy

    November 7, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    While Republicans swept in the national elections, with the GOP reclaiming the Senate and retaining their majority in the house, in California, Democrats made a strong showing, winning every statewide office.

    In Southern California, Jewish candidates overwhelmed in the local races....

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