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Public Colleges Become Most Recent “Winners” in Sacramento CEQA Exemptions

Another legislative session in Sacramento has come to a close, but not without lawmakers choosing more winners and losers in the battle of who receives a CEQA exemption and who does not. The California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) was signed into law in 1970 in an effort to instill a …

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Steve Greenhut – End of Legislation Wrap-Up

Our guest this week is Steve Greenhut, a fellow at PRI and director of PRI’s upcoming Free Cities Center. Steve is back to discuss the just ended legislative session and the new laws that Californians could see in the books.

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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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Newsom Dives In The Deep End

Gov. Gavin Newsom has unwrapped a long-overdue plan to quench California’s perpetual thirst. While a bit late and slightly off the mark, his $8 billion Water Supply Strategy is a welcomed development in a state that really needs one. The governor called it “an aggressive plan to rebuild the way …

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Deroy Murdock – All Things Politics

Our guest this week is Deroy Murdock, National Review and FOX News contributor.  We have a free-wheeling discussion on all things politics – from President Biden’s recent wins, to the upcoming mid-term elections, to Gov. Newsom’s prospects for higher office.  He also gives his perspective on the state of the Golden State from his vantage point as a former Californian now living in New York City.

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Californians About to Be Served Restaurant Closures With a Side of Higher Prices

A bill that would forever change the restaurant industry is being sharpened in anticipation of a vote in Sacramento. Should it become law, it would likely increase food prices through a de facto tax on meals. In an era of steep inflation, low- and middle-income families might find themselves a …

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The War of Misinformation – Police Use of Force

The last several years have brought new focus on police tactics and use of force.  The death of George Floyd on May 25, 2020, during an arrest by former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin, shocked the nation’s conscience and led to protests in 140 cities, with some turning violent. Despite …

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CAPITAL IDEAS—Not April Fool’s Day: Newsom Gets Education Award as California Students Suffer and Fail

DOWNLOAD THE PDF When Governor Gavin Newsom recently received a national award for education, just as student learning craters due to his disastrous school policies, one could hear California parents collectively exclaim, “Seriously?” The Education Commission of the States, which is an interstate agency that is supposed to create opportunities …

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Housing First programs aren’t working

By Wayne Winegarden & Kerry Jackson Project Homekey, California’s answer to its homelessness troubles, came with great promises. But like many government plans before it, it’s fallen short, and isn’t likely to recover. California’s homeless population exploded from about 114,000 in 2014 to more than 161,000 in 2020, the most …

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From “Housing First” to Project Roomkey to Anti-Camping Ordinances

The Real Solution to Homelessness is Not Where They Live Last week, the Los Angeles City Council members passed a controversial resolution that would ban homeless encampments within 500 feet of a school or daycare. But they aren’t the only city looking to implement anti-camping ordinances. Cities across the state, …

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Public Colleges Become Most Recent “Winners” in Sacramento CEQA Exemptions

Another legislative session in Sacramento has come to a close, but not without lawmakers choosing more winners and losers in the battle of who receives a CEQA exemption and who does not. The California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) was signed into law in 1970 in an effort to instill a …

California

Steve Greenhut – End of Legislation Wrap-Up

Our guest this week is Steve Greenhut, a fellow at PRI and director of PRI’s upcoming Free Cities Center. Steve is back to discuss the just ended legislative session and the new laws that Californians could see in the books.

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 …

California

Newsom Dives In The Deep End

Gov. Gavin Newsom has unwrapped a long-overdue plan to quench California’s perpetual thirst. While a bit late and slightly off the mark, his $8 billion Water Supply Strategy is a welcomed development in a state that really needs one. The governor called it “an aggressive plan to rebuild the way …

California

Deroy Murdock – All Things Politics

Our guest this week is Deroy Murdock, National Review and FOX News contributor.  We have a free-wheeling discussion on all things politics – from President Biden’s recent wins, to the upcoming mid-term elections, to Gov. Newsom’s prospects for higher office.  He also gives his perspective on the state of the Golden State from his vantage point as a former Californian now living in New York City.

California

Californians About to Be Served Restaurant Closures With a Side of Higher Prices

A bill that would forever change the restaurant industry is being sharpened in anticipation of a vote in Sacramento. Should it become law, it would likely increase food prices through a de facto tax on meals. In an era of steep inflation, low- and middle-income families might find themselves a …

Blog

The War of Misinformation – Police Use of Force

The last several years have brought new focus on police tactics and use of force.  The death of George Floyd on May 25, 2020, during an arrest by former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin, shocked the nation’s conscience and led to protests in 140 cities, with some turning violent. Despite …

Blog

CAPITAL IDEAS—Not April Fool’s Day: Newsom Gets Education Award as California Students Suffer and Fail

DOWNLOAD THE PDF When Governor Gavin Newsom recently received a national award for education, just as student learning craters due to his disastrous school policies, one could hear California parents collectively exclaim, “Seriously?” The Education Commission of the States, which is an interstate agency that is supposed to create opportunities …

California

Housing First programs aren’t working

By Wayne Winegarden & Kerry Jackson Project Homekey, California’s answer to its homelessness troubles, came with great promises. But like many government plans before it, it’s fallen short, and isn’t likely to recover. California’s homeless population exploded from about 114,000 in 2014 to more than 161,000 in 2020, the most …

Blog

From “Housing First” to Project Roomkey to Anti-Camping Ordinances

The Real Solution to Homelessness is Not Where They Live Last week, the Los Angeles City Council members passed a controversial resolution that would ban homeless encampments within 500 feet of a school or daycare. But they aren’t the only city looking to implement anti-camping ordinances. Cities across the state, …

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