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Legislature Takes Two Steps Back on State’s Housing Crisis

California lawmakers can’t hide from the state’s housing crisis caused by a severe shortage of homes. They’ve even promised to do something about it. But a bill just signed into law last month indicates that the promise is likely to be hollow. Rather than lower government-imposed barriers to home building, …

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Beware of Tax Reform’s “Unintended Consequences”

There is little doubt that the U.S. needs comprehensive tax reform. The corporate income tax system is globally uncompetitive; the personal income tax system is so complicated that even the IRS can’t answer taxpayers’ questions. The right reform implements a simple flat tax system with globally competitive rates. What should …

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An (Artificially) Intelligent Future for California?

Californians harboring dystopian fears would have us believe that the state is sowing the seeds of its own destruction by leading in the development of artificial intelligence. Consider state legislation introduced this year that would fine companies like Uber $25,000 a day per vehicle if they operate self-driving cars without …

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Time for Return to Reasonableness in Federal Land Grabs

Nearly half of California isn’t actually California. It’s an extension of Washington, D.C. Almost 46 percent of the state’s land mass is owned by the federal government, according to the Congressional Research Service. This means business opportunities in virtually half of the state are greatly restricted. In some locations, they’re …

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Will Largest Gas Tax Increase In State History Bring Traffic Relief?

It’s painfully obvious that lawmakers in Sacramento just can’t help themselves. Otherwise Gov. Jerry Brown and a majority of legislators wouldn’t support a $52 billion tax hike to fix Califor- nia’s gouged, pitted and cracked roads. They would find a way to do it with the resources they have. Republicans …

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Rent Control Would Put Housing Out of Reach for More Californians

The most unaffordable city in the world in which to rent a home is not New York or Tokyo or Hong Kong. The title belongs to San Francisco, where a single person who wants to live on their own needs to earn more than $85,000 a year to pay the …

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Latest California Climate Change Plan Doubles Down on Job-Killing Policies

Sacramento’s response to President Trump’s Inauguration Day was to release the latest version of its heavy-handed plan to stop global warming. The state’s updated approach to environmental policy will be about as effective in stopping climate change as another anti-Trump riot and far more economically damaging. The 2017 Climate Change …

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Medicaid Endangers Lives; Block Grants Can Save Them

Democrats and their enablers in the media are hyperventilating about the GOP’s drive to cap federal Medicaid funding with a series of “block grants” to the states as part of their replacement plan for Obamacare. “25 million people could lose health insurance,” blared the Washington Post. NBC grimly pronounced that …

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Legislature Takes Two Steps Back on State’s Housing Crisis

California lawmakers can’t hide from the state’s housing crisis caused by a severe shortage of homes. They’ve even promised to do something about it. But a bill just signed into law last month indicates that the promise is likely to be hollow. Rather than lower government-imposed barriers to home building, …

Blog

Beware of Tax Reform’s “Unintended Consequences”

There is little doubt that the U.S. needs comprehensive tax reform. The corporate income tax system is globally uncompetitive; the personal income tax system is so complicated that even the IRS can’t answer taxpayers’ questions. The right reform implements a simple flat tax system with globally competitive rates. What should …

Blog

An (Artificially) Intelligent Future for California?

Californians harboring dystopian fears would have us believe that the state is sowing the seeds of its own destruction by leading in the development of artificial intelligence. Consider state legislation introduced this year that would fine companies like Uber $25,000 a day per vehicle if they operate self-driving cars without …

Blog

Time for Return to Reasonableness in Federal Land Grabs

Nearly half of California isn’t actually California. It’s an extension of Washington, D.C. Almost 46 percent of the state’s land mass is owned by the federal government, according to the Congressional Research Service. This means business opportunities in virtually half of the state are greatly restricted. In some locations, they’re …

Blog

Will Largest Gas Tax Increase In State History Bring Traffic Relief?

It’s painfully obvious that lawmakers in Sacramento just can’t help themselves. Otherwise Gov. Jerry Brown and a majority of legislators wouldn’t support a $52 billion tax hike to fix Califor- nia’s gouged, pitted and cracked roads. They would find a way to do it with the resources they have. Republicans …

Blog

Rent Control Would Put Housing Out of Reach for More Californians

The most unaffordable city in the world in which to rent a home is not New York or Tokyo or Hong Kong. The title belongs to San Francisco, where a single person who wants to live on their own needs to earn more than $85,000 a year to pay the …

Blog

Latest California Climate Change Plan Doubles Down on Job-Killing Policies

Sacramento’s response to President Trump’s Inauguration Day was to release the latest version of its heavy-handed plan to stop global warming. The state’s updated approach to environmental policy will be about as effective in stopping climate change as another anti-Trump riot and far more economically damaging. The 2017 Climate Change …

Blog

Medicaid Endangers Lives; Block Grants Can Save Them

Democrats and their enablers in the media are hyperventilating about the GOP’s drive to cap federal Medicaid funding with a series of “block grants” to the states as part of their replacement plan for Obamacare. “25 million people could lose health insurance,” blared the Washington Post. NBC grimly pronounced that …

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