Last month, eight Republicans in the California Legislature made the unfortunate decision to vote for an extension of cap and trade that will increase the cost of fuel by as much as 71 cents a gallon by 2031. The primary Continue reading Republicans didn’t have to vote for cap and trade
SACRAMENTO – Before the recent legislative recess, California Democratic leaders and Gov. Jerry Brown announced their intention to tackle one of the state’s biggest crises: housing affordability. It’s the rare instance where virtually everyone in the Capitol at least is in agreement Continue reading Two different solutions to California housing crisis – which will work?
The city of Los Angeles is looking to become the banker of choice—since almost no banks will take marijuana money—for the druggies of California, from San Diego to Humboldt. This could become one of the largest banks in the State—and Continue reading Ethically, Economically, Morally Bankrupt City of Los Angeles Considering City Owned Bank!! For Druggies!!!
California Governor Jerry Brown announced Tuesday evening that he had reached a deal with both chambers of the state legislature to extend the Golden State’s “cap-and-trade” program beyond its original expiration date in 2020. Brown, Senate President pro Tem Kevin de Continue reading Jerry Brown, California Legislature, Reach Cap-and-Trade Extension Deal
Los Angeles County’s sky-high sales tax will rise not once, but twice, this year. In recent elections, Angelinos voted two new tax hikes upon themselves — one to fund transportation (Measure M) and the other to fight homelessness (Measure H). Continue reading Why some cities won’t be paying Los Angeles’ new homeless tax
In San Francisco, megalomaniacal tech millionaires gorge themselves on exorbitantly priced plates of nettle fazzoletti while thousands of people live in unimaginable squalor. If you are interested in dropping some coin to attend a live performance of something called Public Disgrace, featuring Continue reading San Francisco’s ban on menthol cigarettes is liberalism at its worst
Picture yourself on Election Day at your local polling place and looking over a lengthy ballot. Or, try to recall when you were at home reviewing your mail-in ballot. In choosing your elected officials on the ballots, it is pretty Continue reading How to increase transparency for local bond measures
It must be getting to the end of June. My junk and regular email boxes are filled with pleas from various political organizations and candidates begging for money prior to the end of the reporting period. Apparently, once the calendar Continue reading Politicians don’t deserve your hard-earned money
Just as the moment appeared that the media attention devoted to California’s pension crisis had begun to reach a fever pitch regarding the state’s pension crisis, a key state public employee union doubled down on its misinformation campaign regarding the Continue reading Union Continues Misinformation Campaign on Pension Crisis
In 2013, to shore up support for a plan to rapidly increase Seattle’s minimum wage, city leaders agreed to let a team of University of Washington researchers have access to troves of confidential payroll information so they could evaluate whether Continue reading UC Berkeley takes issue with Seattle minimum wage study