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Assembly Progressives’ Solution to Astronomical Gas Prices? Increase Taxes on Gas

Only in California will you witness Assembly progressives hijacking a bill that suspends a tax to gut-and-amend it with language that enacts a new tax. Assemblymember Kevin Kiley (R-Rocklin) introduced Assembly Bill 1638 at the beginning of this year in response to the considerable jump in gas prices following the …

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Murray Sabrin – An Individual Single Payer System

Our guest on this podcast is Dr. Murray Sabrin on his new book Universal Medical Care from Conception to End of Life: The Case for A Single-Payer System. Under the individual single-payer system outlined by Dr. Sabrin, every American adult would be in charge of his or her medical coverage. There would be no more conflicts regarding insurance companies or the government on medical procedures and medications. In a free market, every adult–the single payer–would pay for what he/she needs to achieve optimal health.

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California Leadership: Fighting or Fostering the Fentanyl Epidemic?

Fentanyl is a growing crisis across California. Local elected officials and police departments are going to war against this epidemic to try and save lives, but is the state assisting in this effort or are permissive policies possibly fostering the use of fentanyl? Fentanyl is up to 50 times stronger …

Agriculture

Who Grows Your Peaches?

In 1973, March 22 was designated National Ag Day by the Agriculture Council of America and the inaugural celebration of the day was in 1979. Since the inception of National Ag Day, it has been expanded to encompass the week that March 22 falls in each year. I have to …

California

California Burning – Panel Discussion

California once again experienced one of the largest wildfires in state history in 2021, in the shadow of a severe drought that is increasing fire danger. In this panel discussion from PRI’s annual Ideas in Action Conference in Sacramento, policy experts discuss what can be done to reduce wildfires and reform the state’s water policies. The speakers include Steven Greenhut, author of the PRI book Winning the Water Wars; the Hon. Daniel Kolkey, PRI Board Member and Chair of the California Reform Committee; the Hon. James Gallagher, California State Assemblymember of the 3rd District; and Brian Isom, Research Manager, Center for Growth and Opportunity at Utah State University.

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Who Will Benefit from the Great Gas Tax Rebate Debate of 2022?

By Tim Anaya and Wayne Winegarden The news that average gas prices per gallon in Los Angeles County have soared past $6 per gallon has triggered the “Great Gas Tax Rebate Debate of 2022.” Democrats and Republicans in Sacramento are pushing dueling gas tax relief proposals. Legislative Republicans have proposed …

CEQA

UC Berkeley Case Shows Why Comprehensive Reform Badly Needed to End CEQA Abuse

By Chris Carr The California Supreme Court last week declined to stay a lower court order in a case involving a housing and classroom complex under construction on the UC Berkeley campus. This will effectively shut the door to one of America’s finest public universities for thousands of prospective students. …

Health Care

PRI Senior Fellow Henry Miller quoted in the Hill on 4th Covid Shot

By Joseph Choi However, former FDA official Henry Miller said he was “bullish” to the idea of another booster dose. “I would love to see the summary that Pfizer presents to FDA,” said Miller. “But I don’t anticipate anything surprising. I mean we’ve been through this now with three doses. That is an extremely safe and very effective vaccine.”

Agriculture

Prop 12 puts food security, animal health at risk

Livestock raising has long been a complex and misunderstood issue outside the agricultural community. Large communal pens often are considered the most humane by casual observers, but they do not tell the whole story. That is the case with California’s Proposition 12. The legislation created problematic perimeters for housing of …

Business & Economics

California Migrating – Panel Discussion

This podcast is a recorded panel discussion from PRI’s annual Ideas in Action conference in February. Californians and California businesses have been moving out of the state in droves. This panel discusses the causes of outmigration and what we can do to stem the tide.

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Assembly Progressives’ Solution to Astronomical Gas Prices? Increase Taxes on Gas

Only in California will you witness Assembly progressives hijacking a bill that suspends a tax to gut-and-amend it with language that enacts a new tax. Assemblymember Kevin Kiley (R-Rocklin) introduced Assembly Bill 1638 at the beginning of this year in response to the considerable jump in gas prices following the …

Featured

Murray Sabrin – An Individual Single Payer System

Our guest on this podcast is Dr. Murray Sabrin on his new book Universal Medical Care from Conception to End of Life: The Case for A Single-Payer System. Under the individual single-payer system outlined by Dr. Sabrin, every American adult would be in charge of his or her medical coverage. There would be no more conflicts regarding insurance companies or the government on medical procedures and medications. In a free market, every adult–the single payer–would pay for what he/she needs to achieve optimal health.

Blog

California Leadership: Fighting or Fostering the Fentanyl Epidemic?

Fentanyl is a growing crisis across California. Local elected officials and police departments are going to war against this epidemic to try and save lives, but is the state assisting in this effort or are permissive policies possibly fostering the use of fentanyl? Fentanyl is up to 50 times stronger …

Agriculture

Who Grows Your Peaches?

In 1973, March 22 was designated National Ag Day by the Agriculture Council of America and the inaugural celebration of the day was in 1979. Since the inception of National Ag Day, it has been expanded to encompass the week that March 22 falls in each year. I have to …

California

California Burning – Panel Discussion

California once again experienced one of the largest wildfires in state history in 2021, in the shadow of a severe drought that is increasing fire danger. In this panel discussion from PRI’s annual Ideas in Action Conference in Sacramento, policy experts discuss what can be done to reduce wildfires and reform the state’s water policies. The speakers include Steven Greenhut, author of the PRI book Winning the Water Wars; the Hon. Daniel Kolkey, PRI Board Member and Chair of the California Reform Committee; the Hon. James Gallagher, California State Assemblymember of the 3rd District; and Brian Isom, Research Manager, Center for Growth and Opportunity at Utah State University.

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Who Will Benefit from the Great Gas Tax Rebate Debate of 2022?

By Tim Anaya and Wayne Winegarden The news that average gas prices per gallon in Los Angeles County have soared past $6 per gallon has triggered the “Great Gas Tax Rebate Debate of 2022.” Democrats and Republicans in Sacramento are pushing dueling gas tax relief proposals. Legislative Republicans have proposed …

CEQA

UC Berkeley Case Shows Why Comprehensive Reform Badly Needed to End CEQA Abuse

By Chris Carr The California Supreme Court last week declined to stay a lower court order in a case involving a housing and classroom complex under construction on the UC Berkeley campus. This will effectively shut the door to one of America’s finest public universities for thousands of prospective students. …

Health Care

PRI Senior Fellow Henry Miller quoted in the Hill on 4th Covid Shot

By Joseph Choi However, former FDA official Henry Miller said he was “bullish” to the idea of another booster dose. “I would love to see the summary that Pfizer presents to FDA,” said Miller. “But I don’t anticipate anything surprising. I mean we’ve been through this now with three doses. That is an extremely safe and very effective vaccine.”

Agriculture

Prop 12 puts food security, animal health at risk

Livestock raising has long been a complex and misunderstood issue outside the agricultural community. Large communal pens often are considered the most humane by casual observers, but they do not tell the whole story. That is the case with California’s Proposition 12. The legislation created problematic perimeters for housing of …

Business & Economics

California Migrating – Panel Discussion

This podcast is a recorded panel discussion from PRI’s annual Ideas in Action conference in February. Californians and California businesses have been moving out of the state in droves. This panel discusses the causes of outmigration and what we can do to stem the tide.

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