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Read about new legislative caucus

‘End Poverty in California’ Caucus Poised to Worsen State’s Poverty Problem

You may have missed it, but a new legislative caucus has just been announced to address California’s status as the worst-in-the-nation state for poverty. With visions of Upton Sinclair dancing in their heads, the “End Poverty in California” legislative caucus is the brainchild of former Stockton Mayor Michael Tubbs. It ...
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Fallen Selma officer is California’s criminal justice reform’s latest victim

On the morning of Jan. 31, Officer Gonzalo Carrasco of the Selma Police Department was flagged down by a homeowner reporting a trespasser on her property. Carrasco stopped and approached the suspect, who fired several shots, striking Carrasco and allegedly killing him. Responding to the tragedy, Fresno County District Attorney ...
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Free money plan is thin gruel for cities’ starving artists

Starve no more, Sacramento artists. The City Council is apparently moving forward with a plan to offer guaranteed income to creative types in the city. Guaranteed income, often called Universal Basic Income, gives free money to those deemed in need of it by the government. Focusing this latest effort on ...
California

Deacon Jim Vargas – Father Joe’s Villages

Father’s Joe’s Villages was established in 1950 to serve San Diegans experiencing homelessness and poverty. 
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America’s Homeless Capital

According to USA by Numbers the center of homelessness in America isn’t New York, or Los Angeles, or even San Francisco.    It is relatively small Santa Cruz, California.
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Supreme Court Rules Government Overreach on Costly Energy Mandates

On the final day of its 2021-2 term, the U.S. Supreme Court handed down a huge victory for lower energy costs for hard-working Americans when they limited the ability of unaccountable bureaucrats at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to impose sweeping and costly new energy mandates without the approval ...
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Housing is Not Health Care and Medicaid Must Not Pay Rent

The New York Times recently published an article titled, “If Housing is a Health Care Issue, Should Medicaid Pay the Rent?” Throughout the piece, the author tells various stories of how using Medicaid to pay for housing in Philadelphia and Arizona has helped some homeless individuals. She explained current federal ...
California

Randy Hicks – Georgia Center for Opportunity

Former Californian and Georgia Center for Opportunity President Randy Hicks joins us from the Heritage Resource Bank Conference in Nashville to discuss the important work of the Georgia Center in using free market ideas to help lift people out of poverty and up the economic ladder, and the lessons that ...
Blackouts

CAPITAL IDEAS: When June Gloom Lasts All Year

DOWNLOAD THE BRIEF The overcast days of June Gloom, a month of cloud and fog cover along the usually sunny Southern California coastal regions, can be a bit depressing. It’s a natural phenomenon that can’t be controlled. The same can’t be said about the man-made darkness ahead that will affect ...
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When Right Thinking Californians Learn About Tennessee’s Policy Agenda, They Might Be Ready to Call a Realtor

I recently traveled to Nashville to attend the annual Heritage Foundation Resource Bank conference, and annual gathering of conservative policy leaders from around the country. While at the conference, I had the opportunity to hear great speakers including Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee and Virginia Attorney General Jason Miyares and attend ...
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Read about new legislative caucus

‘End Poverty in California’ Caucus Poised to Worsen State’s Poverty Problem

You may have missed it, but a new legislative caucus has just been announced to address California’s status as the worst-in-the-nation state for poverty. With visions of Upton Sinclair dancing in their heads, the “End Poverty in California” legislative caucus is the brainchild of former Stockton Mayor Michael Tubbs. It ...
California

Fallen Selma officer is California’s criminal justice reform’s latest victim

On the morning of Jan. 31, Officer Gonzalo Carrasco of the Selma Police Department was flagged down by a homeowner reporting a trespasser on her property. Carrasco stopped and approached the suspect, who fired several shots, striking Carrasco and allegedly killing him. Responding to the tragedy, Fresno County District Attorney ...
Blog

Free money plan is thin gruel for cities’ starving artists

Starve no more, Sacramento artists. The City Council is apparently moving forward with a plan to offer guaranteed income to creative types in the city. Guaranteed income, often called Universal Basic Income, gives free money to those deemed in need of it by the government. Focusing this latest effort on ...
California

Deacon Jim Vargas – Father Joe’s Villages

Father’s Joe’s Villages was established in 1950 to serve San Diegans experiencing homelessness and poverty. 
Blog

America’s Homeless Capital

According to USA by Numbers the center of homelessness in America isn’t New York, or Los Angeles, or even San Francisco.    It is relatively small Santa Cruz, California.
Blog

Supreme Court Rules Government Overreach on Costly Energy Mandates

On the final day of its 2021-2 term, the U.S. Supreme Court handed down a huge victory for lower energy costs for hard-working Americans when they limited the ability of unaccountable bureaucrats at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to impose sweeping and costly new energy mandates without the approval ...
Blog

Housing is Not Health Care and Medicaid Must Not Pay Rent

The New York Times recently published an article titled, “If Housing is a Health Care Issue, Should Medicaid Pay the Rent?” Throughout the piece, the author tells various stories of how using Medicaid to pay for housing in Philadelphia and Arizona has helped some homeless individuals. She explained current federal ...
California

Randy Hicks – Georgia Center for Opportunity

Former Californian and Georgia Center for Opportunity President Randy Hicks joins us from the Heritage Resource Bank Conference in Nashville to discuss the important work of the Georgia Center in using free market ideas to help lift people out of poverty and up the economic ladder, and the lessons that ...
Blackouts

CAPITAL IDEAS: When June Gloom Lasts All Year

DOWNLOAD THE BRIEF The overcast days of June Gloom, a month of cloud and fog cover along the usually sunny Southern California coastal regions, can be a bit depressing. It’s a natural phenomenon that can’t be controlled. The same can’t be said about the man-made darkness ahead that will affect ...
Blog

When Right Thinking Californians Learn About Tennessee’s Policy Agenda, They Might Be Ready to Call a Realtor

I recently traveled to Nashville to attend the annual Heritage Foundation Resource Bank conference, and annual gathering of conservative policy leaders from around the country. While at the conference, I had the opportunity to hear great speakers including Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee and Virginia Attorney General Jason Miyares and attend ...
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