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The Wall Street Journal’s conservative editorial page turned its spotlight to San Diego County in an editorial yesterday, praising voters in Chula Vista and Oceanside for passing measures to strike down union-hiring rules known as project labor agreements.

The Journal argued the two decisions were part of a larger trend.

This year’s growing revolt against government excess is resulting in all sorts of political surprises, and a pair of examples in southern California deserve more attention.

The editorial notes, with interest, that San Diego City Councilman Carl DeMaio and the Associated Builders and Contractors have enough signatures for a similar ballot initiative in the city. The city initiative goes further than banning project labor agreements, including broad outsourcing provisions. DeMaio turned in the signatures following a City Hall press conference yesterday, prompting a dustup with protestors.


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