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Biden’s Climate Change Agenda Is Inspired by AOC, California

Presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden last week unveiled his version of the Green New Deal.  The plan, which can be summed up as AOC meets CA, shows just how far Biden is willing to lunge toward the left coast’s environmental agenda. AOC’s Green New Deal, criticized for being light on …

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Notes from Taxifornia

Last week, as millions of Californians filed their tax returns on the delayed July 15 tax deadline, there was good and bad news on the tax increase front in Taxifornia.  Split Roll Tax Increase Campaign Based on Class Warfare I wrote last month that how the 2020-21 state budget deal, …

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CAPITAL IDEAS: Defund AB5 Enforcement

DOWNLOAD THE PDF One of the several responses to the death of George Floyd has been activists’ demand to defund police departments. Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti was one of the first mayors to surrender to the mob and pledge that he would move a portion of funding from law …

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Do coronavirus numbers show bias in health care? This study’s results will surprise you

African-Americans make up 12.4 percent of the population but have accounted for 23.8 percent of the nation’s COVID-19 deaths, as of June 23. This disparity has gained considerable attention in light of the protests sweeping the country. But the situation is more complicated than it appears. According to a working …

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Reducing Energy Mandates Could Help Fresno Save Big in Economic Downturn

Like the rest of the state, the Central Valley is experiencing a severe economic downturn. According to the latest figures, the Valley’s unemployment rate has risen to 17.8% – nearly two full points higher than the statewide average. Too many people living in working-class communities across the region were already struggling …

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Is there any way to escape punishment of AB5?

Roughly two months into the pandemic lockdown, and deep into what looks to be a historic economic wreck, Gov. Gavin Newsom continues to refuse to do anything about Assembly Bill 5, a law likely to kill more jobs than any public policy enacted in California’s history. What will it take …

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California’s Anti-Car Culture

Outside a few conspiracy theorists, no one believes the COVID-19 lockdowns are a test run for eventually shuttering economic sectors to mitigate global warming. That said, the climate alarmists have surely been watching the public’s reaction, and they will use the stay-at-home restrictions to insist that government-imposed limits aren’t so …

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And The Damage From AB 5 Begins

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra has officially filed suit against Uber and Lyft for violating Assembly Bill 5 (AB 5). The action is a clear signal that the state’s policy leaders are determined to maximize the economic damage from this ill-considered policy at a time when millions have been furloughed …

California

Coronavirus Shows State Push for Public Transit is Hazardous to our Health

On March 11, 2020, the Legislative Analyst’s Office published a handout, which included a passage on the climate benefits of mass transit over private vehicles. Within days, a spreading virus made the case that our cars are a more hygienic means of travel than public transportation, where humanity is crammed …

California

Celebrating the Return of the Primitive

Private automobiles are no longer allowed on Market Street in San Francisco, California. The result has been an increase in bike ridership. This is, of course, being hailed as progress. So why does it look like the city is resetting the clock to a previous century? When novelist Ayn Rand …

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Biden’s Climate Change Agenda Is Inspired by AOC, California

Presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden last week unveiled his version of the Green New Deal.  The plan, which can be summed up as AOC meets CA, shows just how far Biden is willing to lunge toward the left coast’s environmental agenda. AOC’s Green New Deal, criticized for being light on …

Blog

Notes from Taxifornia

Last week, as millions of Californians filed their tax returns on the delayed July 15 tax deadline, there was good and bad news on the tax increase front in Taxifornia.  Split Roll Tax Increase Campaign Based on Class Warfare I wrote last month that how the 2020-21 state budget deal, …

Blog

CAPITAL IDEAS: Defund AB5 Enforcement

DOWNLOAD THE PDF One of the several responses to the death of George Floyd has been activists’ demand to defund police departments. Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti was one of the first mayors to surrender to the mob and pledge that he would move a portion of funding from law …

Commentary

Do coronavirus numbers show bias in health care? This study’s results will surprise you

African-Americans make up 12.4 percent of the population but have accounted for 23.8 percent of the nation’s COVID-19 deaths, as of June 23. This disparity has gained considerable attention in light of the protests sweeping the country. But the situation is more complicated than it appears. According to a working …

California

Reducing Energy Mandates Could Help Fresno Save Big in Economic Downturn

Like the rest of the state, the Central Valley is experiencing a severe economic downturn. According to the latest figures, the Valley’s unemployment rate has risen to 17.8% – nearly two full points higher than the statewide average. Too many people living in working-class communities across the region were already struggling …

California

Is there any way to escape punishment of AB5?

Roughly two months into the pandemic lockdown, and deep into what looks to be a historic economic wreck, Gov. Gavin Newsom continues to refuse to do anything about Assembly Bill 5, a law likely to kill more jobs than any public policy enacted in California’s history. What will it take …

Blog

California’s Anti-Car Culture

Outside a few conspiracy theorists, no one believes the COVID-19 lockdowns are a test run for eventually shuttering economic sectors to mitigate global warming. That said, the climate alarmists have surely been watching the public’s reaction, and they will use the stay-at-home restrictions to insist that government-imposed limits aren’t so …

Blog

And The Damage From AB 5 Begins

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra has officially filed suit against Uber and Lyft for violating Assembly Bill 5 (AB 5). The action is a clear signal that the state’s policy leaders are determined to maximize the economic damage from this ill-considered policy at a time when millions have been furloughed …

California

Coronavirus Shows State Push for Public Transit is Hazardous to our Health

On March 11, 2020, the Legislative Analyst’s Office published a handout, which included a passage on the climate benefits of mass transit over private vehicles. Within days, a spreading virus made the case that our cars are a more hygienic means of travel than public transportation, where humanity is crammed …

California

Celebrating the Return of the Primitive

Private automobiles are no longer allowed on Market Street in San Francisco, California. The result has been an increase in bike ridership. This is, of course, being hailed as progress. So why does it look like the city is resetting the clock to a previous century? When novelist Ayn Rand …

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