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Rules Committee Looks at Illegal Fireworks, Lobbyist Report

More people are using bigger, more explosive fireworks, city officials say. (Photo by KOMUnews, via Flickr)

A handful of city leaders want to hike up penalties for illegal fireworks, given that complaints and injuries are becoming increasingly common. Also on Wednesday's Rules Committee agenda, the city's federal lobbyists will submit a mid-year report. San Jose Inside will be meeting with the lobbyists Thursday morning, and readers are invited to submit questions in the comments section.

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Best, Worst of Monday Night Live

These two gentlemen—Dave Cortese, left, and Sam Liccardo—fit well in tuxedos considering the amount of money going into the San Jose mayor's race.

The 21st annual comedy show Monday Night Live! starred some of Silicon Valley’s biggest political players eschewing personal dignity for the sake of raising money for the San Jose Stage Company. For that we thank them.

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Casino M8trix in the Crosshairs

The state attorney general accused Casino M8trix of hiding $119 million to avoid paying city taxes and making contributions to gambling addiction programs.

Casino M8trix owners are accused of operating a $119 million shell game to hide profits. While the key players have clammed up, there is an election at hand and political points to be won and lost.

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