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Learn about plan to raise your energy bills

Sacramento Does an About Face on Electricity Bills Based on Income

At roughly the same time that steeper energy bills arrived this winter, Gov. Gavin Newsom declined an opportunity to support repeal of a hated law that directs utilities to charge customers based on truly Marxist principle – their income. Instead, his office said he’s looking “forward to seeing a” proposal ...
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The EV Buzz Is Muted

As fads go, electric vehicles are probably not best compared to pet rocks. EVs are more useful. Somewhat. But much like sales of pet rocks falling just a few months after booming during the 1975 Christmas season, it seems EVs have reached the peak of their popularity. More than a ...
Business & Economics

Read the latest on the federal PRO Act

California’s War On Gig Work Is About To Devastate The Rest Of The Country

Like wreckage following a tornado, California’s effort to eliminate gig work trailed Julie Su as she failed upward from the state’s Labor and Workforce Development Agency secretary to Washington, where she’s the acting labor secretary. In her previous capacity, Su was a hardline supporter of California’s Assembly Bill 5, which ...
California

Read the latest on Project Homekey

Latest figures show what we’ve known all along: Project Homekey is a waste of taxpayer dollars

Recently, the Bay Area media wondered if $800 million in aid from California’s Homekey program would help reduce homelessness in the region. Not to diminish the work that was put into the analysis, but some of us have known for quite a while that Project Homekey was not the answer. ...
Agriculture

Read about latest Sacramento green overreach

Could Milk and Juice Cartons Soon Be History in California? New Regulations Suggest Yes.

Boston was once known for its eagerness to ban books, movies, plays and songs that could be considered racy. But the city hasn’t had a censorship controversy in nearly 60 years. Meanwhile, California churns out bans (of a different kind) on an industrial scale. Items made of plastic, especially modern ...
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Read the latest on California's water crisis

Proposed State Water Regulations Would Add Bureaucracy, Not Water Supply

Anyone who has lived in California for more than five minutes, or visited for 10, knows the state has an enormous water problem. They’d also know that the current political class has no answers. Or rather what passes for “answers” are policies that won’t work. While much of California is ...
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Read latest on SF's housing woes

So-Called Vacant Housing Tax Will Make SF’s Rental Housing Problems Even Worse

San Francisco’s residential vacancy rate is around 13% to 15%. Tens of thousands of housing units are unoccupied. Some might see this as merely the natural order of things, the market response to the conditions on the ground. But politicians, and a majority of voters – 54% –  believe it’s ...
Business & Economics

Read how California's AB 5 is going national

War on Gig Workers Goes National

Much of the resistance to Julie Su’s nomination as secretary of the Department of Labor has been based on her record as California’s labor commissioner—in particular, her role in the state’s effort to outlaw gig work. Her patrons have deflected the criticism as if it were baseless. But almost a year ...
California

Why Californicating the United States isn’t going well

New York lost more residents from July 2022 to July 2023 than California, almost 102,000 compared to 75,423, according to the Census Bureau. But it’s the Golden State that has written the how-not-to guide. It’s the trend setter of blue state public policy, “known today for incubating ever more elaborate forms ...
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In 2024, will more cities relax the grip of progressive policy?

In 2024, will more cities relax the grip of progressive policy? by Kerry Jackson  |  January 12, 2024 Joel Kotkin of Chapman University recently posted a piece on Unherd in which he reports that, “​​Across America’s cities, voters are driving out progressives.” Encouraging, if true. Kotkin says that in Seattle, ...
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Learn about plan to raise your energy bills

Sacramento Does an About Face on Electricity Bills Based on Income

At roughly the same time that steeper energy bills arrived this winter, Gov. Gavin Newsom declined an opportunity to support repeal of a hated law that directs utilities to charge customers based on truly Marxist principle – their income. Instead, his office said he’s looking “forward to seeing a” proposal ...
Blog

The EV Buzz Is Muted

As fads go, electric vehicles are probably not best compared to pet rocks. EVs are more useful. Somewhat. But much like sales of pet rocks falling just a few months after booming during the 1975 Christmas season, it seems EVs have reached the peak of their popularity. More than a ...
Business & Economics

Read the latest on the federal PRO Act

California’s War On Gig Work Is About To Devastate The Rest Of The Country

Like wreckage following a tornado, California’s effort to eliminate gig work trailed Julie Su as she failed upward from the state’s Labor and Workforce Development Agency secretary to Washington, where she’s the acting labor secretary. In her previous capacity, Su was a hardline supporter of California’s Assembly Bill 5, which ...
California

Read the latest on Project Homekey

Latest figures show what we’ve known all along: Project Homekey is a waste of taxpayer dollars

Recently, the Bay Area media wondered if $800 million in aid from California’s Homekey program would help reduce homelessness in the region. Not to diminish the work that was put into the analysis, but some of us have known for quite a while that Project Homekey was not the answer. ...
Agriculture

Read about latest Sacramento green overreach

Could Milk and Juice Cartons Soon Be History in California? New Regulations Suggest Yes.

Boston was once known for its eagerness to ban books, movies, plays and songs that could be considered racy. But the city hasn’t had a censorship controversy in nearly 60 years. Meanwhile, California churns out bans (of a different kind) on an industrial scale. Items made of plastic, especially modern ...
Blog

Read the latest on California's water crisis

Proposed State Water Regulations Would Add Bureaucracy, Not Water Supply

Anyone who has lived in California for more than five minutes, or visited for 10, knows the state has an enormous water problem. They’d also know that the current political class has no answers. Or rather what passes for “answers” are policies that won’t work. While much of California is ...
Blog

Read latest on SF's housing woes

So-Called Vacant Housing Tax Will Make SF’s Rental Housing Problems Even Worse

San Francisco’s residential vacancy rate is around 13% to 15%. Tens of thousands of housing units are unoccupied. Some might see this as merely the natural order of things, the market response to the conditions on the ground. But politicians, and a majority of voters – 54% –  believe it’s ...
Business & Economics

Read how California's AB 5 is going national

War on Gig Workers Goes National

Much of the resistance to Julie Su’s nomination as secretary of the Department of Labor has been based on her record as California’s labor commissioner—in particular, her role in the state’s effort to outlaw gig work. Her patrons have deflected the criticism as if it were baseless. But almost a year ...
California

Why Californicating the United States isn’t going well

New York lost more residents from July 2022 to July 2023 than California, almost 102,000 compared to 75,423, according to the Census Bureau. But it’s the Golden State that has written the how-not-to guide. It’s the trend setter of blue state public policy, “known today for incubating ever more elaborate forms ...
Blog

In 2024, will more cities relax the grip of progressive policy?

In 2024, will more cities relax the grip of progressive policy? by Kerry Jackson  |  January 12, 2024 Joel Kotkin of Chapman University recently posted a piece on Unherd in which he reports that, “​​Across America’s cities, voters are driving out progressives.” Encouraging, if true. Kotkin says that in Seattle, ...
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