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New York mandates create ‘energy poverty’ for citizens

New York has a proud tradition of environmental conservation. From Frederick Law Olmsted creating Central Park in the 1870s to the national environmental movement inspired by trailblazing President Theodore Roosevelt to the lush nature preserves created in the Adirondack and Catskills mountains, wise environmental stewardship has always been a cornerstone …

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PRI’s 2018 Free-Market Election Guide

By Tim Anaya It’s almost here.  Election day 2018 is just around the corner on Tuesday, November 6. Many Californians will take time over the next few days to review all the candidates and ballot measures on the November ballot.  With media coverage typically focusing on the “horse race” of …

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Why Are We Voting on Cage-Free Eggs and Dialysis Funding?

The other day I was thumbing through California’s official voter information guide to read up on some of the propositions that we’ll be voting on in November.  This year, we’ll decide 12 statewide propositions, plus numerous local and county measures. In general, I believe direct democracy is the only way …

Agriculture

Should Voters Really Have to Decide How Eggs are Made?

In less than a month, Californians will head to the polls in what will surely be of the most consequential elections in years. The state is home to several competitive races for U.S. House seats – the results of which will have a significant impact on American politics for many …

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Government Botches Another Big California Transportation Project

About once a month, I travel by Amtrak to Emeryville, and then by shuttle bus across the bay, for events or meetings at PRI’s San Francisco headquarters. Usually, I take the shuttle bus that stops in front of the Hyatt Regency at the Embarcadero Center, which is about a 10-minute …

California

Your tax dollars used to oppose repeal of fuel tax

Most of us have driven past a road crew and from our vantage point it appeared little was being accomplished. We think of the old jokes asking “how many men does it take” to complete a variety of tasks, because at that moment we see one man working while our …

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Here’s 6 Ways We Can Fix and Fund California’s Roads Without a Tax Increase

The Sacramento Bee recently ran an article with a rather curious headline – “Fix California roads without the new gas taxes?” Reading the article from our friends at the Bee, they make it seem like funding road repair projects without a tax increase was as foreign a concept as encountering …

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They’re Back – The Legislature Starts Final Month of 2018 Session Today

For me, there was perhaps no scarier movie as a kid growing up in the 1980’s than the classic “Poltergeist”.  The most iconic moment of the film is when the little girl screams out to her parents, “They’re Back!” Today is a good day to play that clip again and …

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We Can Fund Our Roads This Year And Scrap Controversial Gas Tax

A recent issue of The Bond Buyer warns that “thousands of road projects funded by a recently enacted California gas tax are in jeopardy if voters repeal it.” While most Californians want the decrepit streets and highways across the state repaired, they are not likely to be moved by the …

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Would Politics as Usual Change Under “Cal 3” Plan?

More than one observer has argued that California is too big population-wise, and the problems too-complex to effectively govern and should be broken up. Recently, it was announced that after years of debate, California is finally going to have a chance to vote on one of these proposals this November. …

Commentary

New York mandates create ‘energy poverty’ for citizens

New York has a proud tradition of environmental conservation. From Frederick Law Olmsted creating Central Park in the 1870s to the national environmental movement inspired by trailblazing President Theodore Roosevelt to the lush nature preserves created in the Adirondack and Catskills mountains, wise environmental stewardship has always been a cornerstone …

Blog

PRI’s 2018 Free-Market Election Guide

By Tim Anaya It’s almost here.  Election day 2018 is just around the corner on Tuesday, November 6. Many Californians will take time over the next few days to review all the candidates and ballot measures on the November ballot.  With media coverage typically focusing on the “horse race” of …

Blog

Why Are We Voting on Cage-Free Eggs and Dialysis Funding?

The other day I was thumbing through California’s official voter information guide to read up on some of the propositions that we’ll be voting on in November.  This year, we’ll decide 12 statewide propositions, plus numerous local and county measures. In general, I believe direct democracy is the only way …

Agriculture

Should Voters Really Have to Decide How Eggs are Made?

In less than a month, Californians will head to the polls in what will surely be of the most consequential elections in years. The state is home to several competitive races for U.S. House seats – the results of which will have a significant impact on American politics for many …

Blog

Government Botches Another Big California Transportation Project

About once a month, I travel by Amtrak to Emeryville, and then by shuttle bus across the bay, for events or meetings at PRI’s San Francisco headquarters. Usually, I take the shuttle bus that stops in front of the Hyatt Regency at the Embarcadero Center, which is about a 10-minute …

California

Your tax dollars used to oppose repeal of fuel tax

Most of us have driven past a road crew and from our vantage point it appeared little was being accomplished. We think of the old jokes asking “how many men does it take” to complete a variety of tasks, because at that moment we see one man working while our …

Blog

Here’s 6 Ways We Can Fix and Fund California’s Roads Without a Tax Increase

The Sacramento Bee recently ran an article with a rather curious headline – “Fix California roads without the new gas taxes?” Reading the article from our friends at the Bee, they make it seem like funding road repair projects without a tax increase was as foreign a concept as encountering …

Blog

They’re Back – The Legislature Starts Final Month of 2018 Session Today

For me, there was perhaps no scarier movie as a kid growing up in the 1980’s than the classic “Poltergeist”.  The most iconic moment of the film is when the little girl screams out to her parents, “They’re Back!” Today is a good day to play that clip again and …

Blog

We Can Fund Our Roads This Year And Scrap Controversial Gas Tax

A recent issue of The Bond Buyer warns that “thousands of road projects funded by a recently enacted California gas tax are in jeopardy if voters repeal it.” While most Californians want the decrepit streets and highways across the state repaired, they are not likely to be moved by the …

Blog

Would Politics as Usual Change Under “Cal 3” Plan?

More than one observer has argued that California is too big population-wise, and the problems too-complex to effectively govern and should be broken up. Recently, it was announced that after years of debate, California is finally going to have a chance to vote on one of these proposals this November. …

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