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California, Sunny With A Near-100% Chance Of Blackouts

In Gov. Gavin Newsom’s revised budget released last week, he asked for $5 billion to shore up the state’s electrical grid, calling energy reliability “an endless struggle” in California. And endless will it ever be as long as policymakers continue to pursue, with zero flexibility, an all-green energy portfolio by …

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Jim Palmer – Orange County Rescue Mission

In this podcast, our guest is Jim Palmer, president and CEO of the Orange County Rescue Mission, the county’s most comprehensive private homeless services provider. Jim has worked to create long-term self-sufficiency and stability among the homeless by going beyond temporary solutions to address the underlying causes of transitional and chronic homelessness. Steve Greenhut, director of PRI’s Free Cities Project, discusses with Jim Palmer his strategy and success in transforming the lives of thousands of formerly homeless Californians.

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Steven Greenhut – PRI Free Cities Project

In this podcast, our guest is Steve Greenhut, director of PRI’s new Free Cities Project. The Free Cities Project will regularly release incisive research and analysis on crime, housing, education, homelessness, social mobility and other urban issues through commentaries, briefs, videos, and webinars. Through the project, PRI aims to foster serious thinking and incubate good ideas that will improve America’s cities.

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State Budget Update: Senate Democrats Want to Spend More as Analyst Warns About Higher Spending

While Democrats fought amongst themselves over gas tax relief last week, attention is now shifting to next week’s release of Gov. Newsom’s “May Revise” updated budget plan. In advance, Senate Democrats put down their marker, unveiling their gas tax relief plan called the “Better for Families Rebate” as part of …

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Thousands of Californians Live Out of Their Cars. Now What?

In the alley behind my apartment, there’s a man who lives out of an old Honda Accord. Each morning, he departs for work in what appears to be a fast-food uniform. In the evenings, he reclines and watches television on his phone. It isn’t glamorous, but in a West Los …

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Permanent Solutions or Band-Aids: Solving the Decades-Old California Homelessness Crisis

California’s budget last year contained $12 billion, a record number, to address homelessness. Yet, California has the largest homeless population in the nation with, as of January 2020, around 161,500 individuals. California is one of the few states that experienced one of the largest homelessness increases between 2019-2020 with a …

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Earth Day: How To Avoid Discussion Of Real California Issues

Conspicuously missing from the Los Angeles mayor’s race, the Los Angeles Times “reported” last month, was an adequate focus on climate change. No surprise that the Times’ ​​culture columnist and critic followed up by writing that “the only thing we should be talking about is the climate crisis.” Rather than …

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There’s No Such Thing as Free Public Transportation Either

Whether it’s suspending the gas tax, $400 gift cards, or $200 refund checks – these proposals to help Californians cope with high gas prices all have varying degrees of merit.  But free public transportation? That was a real head scratcher. Gov. Newsom, in his $11 billion relief package for Californians, …

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California… We Gotta Get Outta This Place

Last fall, The Babylon Bee posted a piece of biting satire that said the U-Haul company had named Gov. Gavin Newsom as its salesperson of the year for the third time in a row “after a record-setting sales quarter.” “Thanks to Gavin Newsom, literally every middle-class family has moved out …

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Assembly Progressives’ Solution to Astronomical Gas Prices? Increase Taxes on Gas

Only in California will you witness Assembly progressives hijacking a bill that suspends a tax to gut-and-amend it with language that enacts a new tax. Assemblymember Kevin Kiley (R-Rocklin) introduced Assembly Bill 1638 at the beginning of this year in response to the considerable jump in gas prices following the …

Blackouts

California, Sunny With A Near-100% Chance Of Blackouts

In Gov. Gavin Newsom’s revised budget released last week, he asked for $5 billion to shore up the state’s electrical grid, calling energy reliability “an endless struggle” in California. And endless will it ever be as long as policymakers continue to pursue, with zero flexibility, an all-green energy portfolio by …

Free Cities

Jim Palmer – Orange County Rescue Mission

In this podcast, our guest is Jim Palmer, president and CEO of the Orange County Rescue Mission, the county’s most comprehensive private homeless services provider. Jim has worked to create long-term self-sufficiency and stability among the homeless by going beyond temporary solutions to address the underlying causes of transitional and chronic homelessness. Steve Greenhut, director of PRI’s Free Cities Project, discusses with Jim Palmer his strategy and success in transforming the lives of thousands of formerly homeless Californians.

California

Steven Greenhut – PRI Free Cities Project

In this podcast, our guest is Steve Greenhut, director of PRI’s new Free Cities Project. The Free Cities Project will regularly release incisive research and analysis on crime, housing, education, homelessness, social mobility and other urban issues through commentaries, briefs, videos, and webinars. Through the project, PRI aims to foster serious thinking and incubate good ideas that will improve America’s cities.

Blog

State Budget Update: Senate Democrats Want to Spend More as Analyst Warns About Higher Spending

While Democrats fought amongst themselves over gas tax relief last week, attention is now shifting to next week’s release of Gov. Newsom’s “May Revise” updated budget plan. In advance, Senate Democrats put down their marker, unveiling their gas tax relief plan called the “Better for Families Rebate” as part of …

Blog

Thousands of Californians Live Out of Their Cars. Now What?

In the alley behind my apartment, there’s a man who lives out of an old Honda Accord. Each morning, he departs for work in what appears to be a fast-food uniform. In the evenings, he reclines and watches television on his phone. It isn’t glamorous, but in a West Los …

Blog

Permanent Solutions or Band-Aids: Solving the Decades-Old California Homelessness Crisis

California’s budget last year contained $12 billion, a record number, to address homelessness. Yet, California has the largest homeless population in the nation with, as of January 2020, around 161,500 individuals. California is one of the few states that experienced one of the largest homelessness increases between 2019-2020 with a …

Blog

Earth Day: How To Avoid Discussion Of Real California Issues

Conspicuously missing from the Los Angeles mayor’s race, the Los Angeles Times “reported” last month, was an adequate focus on climate change. No surprise that the Times’ ​​culture columnist and critic followed up by writing that “the only thing we should be talking about is the climate crisis.” Rather than …

Blog

There’s No Such Thing as Free Public Transportation Either

Whether it’s suspending the gas tax, $400 gift cards, or $200 refund checks – these proposals to help Californians cope with high gas prices all have varying degrees of merit.  But free public transportation? That was a real head scratcher. Gov. Newsom, in his $11 billion relief package for Californians, …

Blog

California… We Gotta Get Outta This Place

Last fall, The Babylon Bee posted a piece of biting satire that said the U-Haul company had named Gov. Gavin Newsom as its salesperson of the year for the third time in a row “after a record-setting sales quarter.” “Thanks to Gavin Newsom, literally every middle-class family has moved out …

Blog

Assembly Progressives’ Solution to Astronomical Gas Prices? Increase Taxes on Gas

Only in California will you witness Assembly progressives hijacking a bill that suspends a tax to gut-and-amend it with language that enacts a new tax. Assemblymember Kevin Kiley (R-Rocklin) introduced Assembly Bill 1638 at the beginning of this year in response to the considerable jump in gas prices following the …

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