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Many cities are zoning people out of their homes

Many cities are zoning people out of their homes By Wayne Winegarden A growing housing unaffordability problem is now plaguing cities across the country. The roots of this crisis are errant monetary and fiscal policies that, before they stoked our current bout of inflation, incentivized a surge in housing prices. …

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California’s Soft on Crime Policies Claim Another Victim

McKay was a three striker with multiple convictions and two prison sentences for violent offenses dating back to 1999.  His last ten-year stint ended in 2019. When he was stopped by deputy Cordero, he had already been convicted of his third strike.  However, he was free on reduced bail pending …

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Lack of Transmission Lines Could Slow State’s Renewable Energy Transformation

Connecting wind and solar farms to the grid is going to require a massive construction binge. The ​​California Independent System Operator isn’t saying how many miles of power line will have to be built, but reports the Sacramento Bee, “several agencies project the grid will need to roughly triple its …

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Klamath Project Could Hurt Generational Farmers and Ranchers

Governor Newsom issued a press release stating, “Today we celebrate a historic victory for the health of the Klamath River and the well-being of all the communities, livelihoods and ecosystems that depend on this vital waterway” while posing in a picture with Oregon Governor Kate Brown, US Secretary of the …

Agriculture

NPPC, SCOTUS get a reprieve from Prop 12 implementation

Some good news for pork producers nationwide: implementation of Prop 12 has been delayed. On Sept. 1, the Superior Court of Sacramento approved implementation of Prop 12 after a 180-day preparation period. The 180-day period would have given producers until Feb. 28, 2023, to implement all the housing rules of …

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Reclaiming Liberty by Supporting PRI in Your End of Year Giving

As 2022 draws to a close, I cannot help but look back on all that we have accomplished this past year at the Pacific Research Institute. PRI is influencing the debate and having impact in a number of key policy areas, including health care, education, economic growth, poverty, homelessness, and …

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A California Homeless Christmas Carol

My brother’s phone was dead — really dead. But his exacting and obsessive nature wouldn’t permit him move on. A few days earlier, he had lost his phone along with several credit cards. Technology being what it is, his wife’s phone was able to pinpoint exactly where it was — …

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CAPITAL IDEAS: Time for an Alternative to Common Core Testing

When the much-criticized Common Core standards and curricula were imposed on America’s schools after pressure from the Obama administration, tests aligned with Common Core came along with the package. However, now that so many parents and their children are choosing alternatives to the Common Core-infiltrated regular public schools, it is time to look for testing options that match what these students are learning.

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CA’s Housing Crisis is So Bad That Families Are Now Taking in Their Child’s Teacher

“Do you have a room for rent?” asks the Rooms For Rent For MUSD Educators online form. “Please fill out this form and our MUSD educators who are seeking a room to rent will be notified. The rest is up to you.” “​​The continued loss of staff is what led …

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Privatization saves money and improves city services

What is the purpose of city government? If you’re an ordinary person, you might figure something like the establishing of certain types of rules (mainly around business and building) and the providing of certain types of services (from parks to policing). City residents, business owners, developers and visitors pay taxes …

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Many cities are zoning people out of their homes

Many cities are zoning people out of their homes By Wayne Winegarden A growing housing unaffordability problem is now plaguing cities across the country. The roots of this crisis are errant monetary and fiscal policies that, before they stoked our current bout of inflation, incentivized a surge in housing prices. …

Blog

California’s Soft on Crime Policies Claim Another Victim

McKay was a three striker with multiple convictions and two prison sentences for violent offenses dating back to 1999.  His last ten-year stint ended in 2019. When he was stopped by deputy Cordero, he had already been convicted of his third strike.  However, he was free on reduced bail pending …

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Lack of Transmission Lines Could Slow State’s Renewable Energy Transformation

Connecting wind and solar farms to the grid is going to require a massive construction binge. The ​​California Independent System Operator isn’t saying how many miles of power line will have to be built, but reports the Sacramento Bee, “several agencies project the grid will need to roughly triple its …

Agriculture

Klamath Project Could Hurt Generational Farmers and Ranchers

Governor Newsom issued a press release stating, “Today we celebrate a historic victory for the health of the Klamath River and the well-being of all the communities, livelihoods and ecosystems that depend on this vital waterway” while posing in a picture with Oregon Governor Kate Brown, US Secretary of the …

Agriculture

NPPC, SCOTUS get a reprieve from Prop 12 implementation

Some good news for pork producers nationwide: implementation of Prop 12 has been delayed. On Sept. 1, the Superior Court of Sacramento approved implementation of Prop 12 after a 180-day preparation period. The 180-day period would have given producers until Feb. 28, 2023, to implement all the housing rules of …

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Reclaiming Liberty by Supporting PRI in Your End of Year Giving

As 2022 draws to a close, I cannot help but look back on all that we have accomplished this past year at the Pacific Research Institute. PRI is influencing the debate and having impact in a number of key policy areas, including health care, education, economic growth, poverty, homelessness, and …

Blog

A California Homeless Christmas Carol

My brother’s phone was dead — really dead. But his exacting and obsessive nature wouldn’t permit him move on. A few days earlier, he had lost his phone along with several credit cards. Technology being what it is, his wife’s phone was able to pinpoint exactly where it was — …

Blog

CAPITAL IDEAS: Time for an Alternative to Common Core Testing

When the much-criticized Common Core standards and curricula were imposed on America’s schools after pressure from the Obama administration, tests aligned with Common Core came along with the package. However, now that so many parents and their children are choosing alternatives to the Common Core-infiltrated regular public schools, it is time to look for testing options that match what these students are learning.

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CA’s Housing Crisis is So Bad That Families Are Now Taking in Their Child’s Teacher

“Do you have a room for rent?” asks the Rooms For Rent For MUSD Educators online form. “Please fill out this form and our MUSD educators who are seeking a room to rent will be notified. The rest is up to you.” “​​The continued loss of staff is what led …

Blog

Privatization saves money and improves city services

What is the purpose of city government? If you’re an ordinary person, you might figure something like the establishing of certain types of rules (mainly around business and building) and the providing of certain types of services (from parks to policing). City residents, business owners, developers and visitors pay taxes …

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