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No Need to ‘Follow These Developments” – California’s Energy Mandates Hurt Working Class

In the latest sign that California is the “de-facto think tank” for the Biden administration, Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg made headlines this weekend when, speaking about California’s push to ban gas powered cars by 2035, he told Fox 11 in Los Angeles that “it is interesting to see how the …

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End of Session Housing Bills – Bright Spots That Could Have Been Much Brighter

Sacramento lawmakers just passed two measures to remove some of the government-created roadblocks to housing construction – a rare bright spot in a session dominated by the quest for more government control. This bright spot could have actually been much brighter had it not been for special interest groups nearly …

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Talking Like Robin Hood, Governing Like Prince John

When I was a kid, I loved the classic Disney animated adaptation of Robin Hood.  In the story, Prince John imposed huge taxes on his subjects to fatten his pockets.    Robin joined Little John in thwarting the Prince’s schemes and returning his ill-gotten plunder to the poor. Hearing President Biden …

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State Should Prioritize Tax and Regulatory Reform to Lure Back Film, TV Production

Gov. Newsom made waves once again with another political hit on red state governors.  This time film and TV productions that moved to red states that reject Newsom’s blue state agenda were targeted. In a full page advertisement in the trade publication Variety, Newsom told film and tv producers that …

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Who Controls Spending Often More Important Than How Money is Spent

“While many Californians are struggling to pay rent and put food on the table, Prop. 30 does not guarantee low income families will be able to buy (Zero Electric Vehicles).  Most ZEVs are purchased by wealthy and upper middle-class Californians.” If you think that quote is from the latest report …

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Is the Just-Enacted State Budget Already Beginning to Crumble?

A little noticed report released last week by the California Department of Finance could be the first sign that an economy surely in recession – despite the spin from the Biden administration that it is not regardless of what the numbers show – is beginning to negatively affect the state …

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San Francisco Could Learn a Lot from Boston on Crime, Homelessness

Recently, I visited Boston for the first time.  During my trip, I enjoyed walking the Freedom Trail from beginning to end, taking a Boston Harbor cruise, visiting the JFK Library and enjoying a good seafood meal at a restaurant in the Back Bay neighborhood. During my trip, I couldn’t help …

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November Ballot Measures – Coming Soon to a TV or Mailbox Near You

Just when you thought the election was over and you were safe from the barrage of dueling campaign ads, think again.  Secretary of State Shirley Weber has just announced the statewide ballot measures that we’ll be deciding in the November election. This year’s ballot measures cover a host of hot …

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November Ballot Measures – Coming Soon to a TV or Mailbox Near You

Just when you thought the election was over and you were safe from the barrage of dueling campaign ads, think again.  Secretary of State Shirley Weber has just announced the statewide ballot measures that we’ll be deciding in the November election. This year’s ballot measures cover a host of hot …

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SB 1162 Won’t Fix Pay Gap

It’s summertime, and the living may about to get even easier for plaintiff’s lawyers across California. Senate Bill 1162, which is wending its way through the legislature, would require the state to publish the pay data of workers by race, ethnicity, and gender for companies with 100 or more employees, …

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No Need to ‘Follow These Developments” – California’s Energy Mandates Hurt Working Class

In the latest sign that California is the “de-facto think tank” for the Biden administration, Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg made headlines this weekend when, speaking about California’s push to ban gas powered cars by 2035, he told Fox 11 in Los Angeles that “it is interesting to see how the …

Blog

End of Session Housing Bills – Bright Spots That Could Have Been Much Brighter

Sacramento lawmakers just passed two measures to remove some of the government-created roadblocks to housing construction – a rare bright spot in a session dominated by the quest for more government control. This bright spot could have actually been much brighter had it not been for special interest groups nearly …

Blog

Talking Like Robin Hood, Governing Like Prince John

When I was a kid, I loved the classic Disney animated adaptation of Robin Hood.  In the story, Prince John imposed huge taxes on his subjects to fatten his pockets.    Robin joined Little John in thwarting the Prince’s schemes and returning his ill-gotten plunder to the poor. Hearing President Biden …

Blog

State Should Prioritize Tax and Regulatory Reform to Lure Back Film, TV Production

Gov. Newsom made waves once again with another political hit on red state governors.  This time film and TV productions that moved to red states that reject Newsom’s blue state agenda were targeted. In a full page advertisement in the trade publication Variety, Newsom told film and tv producers that …

Blog

Who Controls Spending Often More Important Than How Money is Spent

“While many Californians are struggling to pay rent and put food on the table, Prop. 30 does not guarantee low income families will be able to buy (Zero Electric Vehicles).  Most ZEVs are purchased by wealthy and upper middle-class Californians.” If you think that quote is from the latest report …

Blog

Is the Just-Enacted State Budget Already Beginning to Crumble?

A little noticed report released last week by the California Department of Finance could be the first sign that an economy surely in recession – despite the spin from the Biden administration that it is not regardless of what the numbers show – is beginning to negatively affect the state …

Blog

San Francisco Could Learn a Lot from Boston on Crime, Homelessness

Recently, I visited Boston for the first time.  During my trip, I enjoyed walking the Freedom Trail from beginning to end, taking a Boston Harbor cruise, visiting the JFK Library and enjoying a good seafood meal at a restaurant in the Back Bay neighborhood. During my trip, I couldn’t help …

Blog

November Ballot Measures – Coming Soon to a TV or Mailbox Near You

Just when you thought the election was over and you were safe from the barrage of dueling campaign ads, think again.  Secretary of State Shirley Weber has just announced the statewide ballot measures that we’ll be deciding in the November election. This year’s ballot measures cover a host of hot …

Blog

November Ballot Measures – Coming Soon to a TV or Mailbox Near You

Just when you thought the election was over and you were safe from the barrage of dueling campaign ads, think again.  Secretary of State Shirley Weber has just announced the statewide ballot measures that we’ll be deciding in the November election. This year’s ballot measures cover a host of hot …

Blog

SB 1162 Won’t Fix Pay Gap

It’s summertime, and the living may about to get even easier for plaintiff’s lawyers across California. Senate Bill 1162, which is wending its way through the legislature, would require the state to publish the pay data of workers by race, ethnicity, and gender for companies with 100 or more employees, …

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