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CAPITAL IDEAS: Will Largest Gas Tax Increase In State History Bring Traffic Relief?

Download the Brief It’s painfully obvious that lawmakers in Sacramento just can’t help themselves. Otherwise Gov. Jerry Brown and a majority of legislators wouldn’t support a $52 billion tax hike to fix California’s gouged, pitted and cracked roads. They would find a way to do it with the resources they …

California

Could California Become The Next Canada for Health Care?

State Sen. Ricardo Lara didn’t move to Canada following Donald Trump’s win last November, but he visited last week. While touring a major research hospital in Toronto, he said he realized that American views on providing health care are becoming more Canadian. “One fundamental difference between the United States and …

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Will Largest Gas Tax Increase In State History Bring Traffic Relief?

It’s painfully obvious that lawmakers in Sacramento just can’t help themselves. Otherwise Gov. Jerry Brown and a majority of legislators wouldn’t support a $52 billion tax hike to fix Califor- nia’s gouged, pitted and cracked roads. They would find a way to do it with the resources they have. Republicans …

Business & Economics

The Empire State’s ugly war on energy

New Yorkers are paying far too much for the essentials of modern life. For evidence, look no further than the gas pump: State taxes add about 50 cents to each gallon of gas and diesel, the second-highest gas tax in the country. And New York’s electricity prices are the fourth-highest …

California

Villaraigosa’s Whistle Stop

Offering up what appeared to be a campaign speech, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa addressed the Sacramento Press Club today, repeatedly blasting the Tea Party and Republicans, and even went after California’s Proposition 13 with a vengeance. What was interesting is that Villaraigosa spent an inordinate amount of time talking …

California

CAPITAL IDEAS: Will Largest Gas Tax Increase In State History Bring Traffic Relief?

Download the Brief It’s painfully obvious that lawmakers in Sacramento just can’t help themselves. Otherwise Gov. Jerry Brown and a majority of legislators wouldn’t support a $52 billion tax hike to fix California’s gouged, pitted and cracked roads. They would find a way to do it with the resources they …

California

Could California Become The Next Canada for Health Care?

State Sen. Ricardo Lara didn’t move to Canada following Donald Trump’s win last November, but he visited last week. While touring a major research hospital in Toronto, he said he realized that American views on providing health care are becoming more Canadian. “One fundamental difference between the United States and …

Blog

Will Largest Gas Tax Increase In State History Bring Traffic Relief?

It’s painfully obvious that lawmakers in Sacramento just can’t help themselves. Otherwise Gov. Jerry Brown and a majority of legislators wouldn’t support a $52 billion tax hike to fix Califor- nia’s gouged, pitted and cracked roads. They would find a way to do it with the resources they have. Republicans …

Business & Economics

The Empire State’s ugly war on energy

New Yorkers are paying far too much for the essentials of modern life. For evidence, look no further than the gas pump: State taxes add about 50 cents to each gallon of gas and diesel, the second-highest gas tax in the country. And New York’s electricity prices are the fourth-highest …

California

Villaraigosa’s Whistle Stop

Offering up what appeared to be a campaign speech, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa addressed the Sacramento Press Club today, repeatedly blasting the Tea Party and Republicans, and even went after California’s Proposition 13 with a vengeance. What was interesting is that Villaraigosa spent an inordinate amount of time talking …

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