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Should NDAs Be Banned in Legislative Negotiations?

As KCRA 3 News reported, the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) required business groups and others engaged in negotiations over the bill to sign NDA’s to keep provisions of the discussions secret.  The NDAs became controversial when it came to light that a billionaire donor of Gov. Newsom who is ...
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Can state lawmakers legislate happiness?

Time to Legislate our Happiness?

Because the Legislature has been so ‘successful’ creating a ‘thriving place’ for Californians to live, why not give them the opportunity to legislate our happiness as well. Thus, another committee has been created named the Select Committee on Happiness and Public Policy Outcomes to, according to Assemblymember Rendon, “consider possible ...
Agriculture

Rea Hederman – Net-Zero Climate-Control Policies Fail Farmers and Families

  Our guest this week is Rea Hederman, executive director of the Economic Research Center and vice president of policy at The Buckeye Institute, a free market think tank based in Ohio. Its new report, “Net-Zero Climate-Control Policies Fail Farmers and Families” looks at the impact the Biden administration’s climate-control ...
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Steve Hilton – Keynote Address: PRI Ideas in Action Conference

Our podcast guest this week is Steve Hilton, the keynote speaker at PRI’s 2024 Sacramento Ideas in Action Conference. Steve was a top advisor to UK Prime Minister David Cameron, a contributor at Fox News, and now running “Golden Together” a group focused on new ideas to increase affordable housing ...
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Watch Videos from PRI’s 2024 California Ideas in Action Conference

Watch Videos from PRI’s 2024 California Ideas in Action Conference The theme of the 2024 PRI California Ideas in Action Conference is the “5 Issues for 2024”. Recent surveys show the economy, homelessness and housing, crime, energy regulation, and debt are top issues for voters in advance of the 2024 ...
Business & Economics

Roger Simon – American Refugee

Roger Simon wrote novels and screenplays before co-founding and becoming CEO of the pioneering blog aggregation and news and opinion website PJ Media (formerly Pajamas Media) in 2005. He’s best known for the Moses Wine detective series, which have won prizes from the Mystery Writers of America and the Crime ...
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In 2024, will more cities relax the grip of progressive policy?

In 2024, will more cities relax the grip of progressive policy? by Kerry Jackson  |  January 12, 2024 Joel Kotkin of Chapman University recently posted a piece on Unherd in which he reports that, “​​Across America’s cities, voters are driving out progressives.” Encouraging, if true. Kotkin says that in Seattle, ...
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Read about California's bad new laws for 2024

Less Freedom, More Regulation, Higher Costs: 5 Bad New Laws for 2024

Every day, PRI’s scholars cover the good, the bad, and the ugly coming from the State Capitol.  It’s hard to single out the worst of the worst, but here are 5 horrifically noteworthy new state laws with the potential to worsen the quality of life for all. Higher Costs for ...
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How did Newsom fare against DeSantis?

Grading Gavin Newsom’s Big Debate

Misleading Accounts When asked to defend his record as the only California governor to have lost population for three straight years, Newsom argued that “per capita, more Floridians move to California than Californians move to Florida.” The U.S. Census Bureau shows that in 2021 and 2022, 88,165 Californians moved to ...
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Read Kerry Jackson's latest at Fox News

California Gov. Newsom travels the globe while these problems plague his state

On Oct. 20, Newsom was in Israel, where he “met with survivors, impacted families and others” of that country’s war with Hamas. Three days later, he was in Hong Kong, then in Beijing the next day, where he was “flexing California’s credentials as a global leader in climate change policy,” ...
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Read the latest from the State Capitol

Should NDAs Be Banned in Legislative Negotiations?

As KCRA 3 News reported, the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) required business groups and others engaged in negotiations over the bill to sign NDA’s to keep provisions of the discussions secret.  The NDAs became controversial when it came to light that a billionaire donor of Gov. Newsom who is ...
Blog

Can state lawmakers legislate happiness?

Time to Legislate our Happiness?

Because the Legislature has been so ‘successful’ creating a ‘thriving place’ for Californians to live, why not give them the opportunity to legislate our happiness as well. Thus, another committee has been created named the Select Committee on Happiness and Public Policy Outcomes to, according to Assemblymember Rendon, “consider possible ...
Agriculture

Rea Hederman – Net-Zero Climate-Control Policies Fail Farmers and Families

  Our guest this week is Rea Hederman, executive director of the Economic Research Center and vice president of policy at The Buckeye Institute, a free market think tank based in Ohio. Its new report, “Net-Zero Climate-Control Policies Fail Farmers and Families” looks at the impact the Biden administration’s climate-control ...
California

Steve Hilton – Keynote Address: PRI Ideas in Action Conference

Our podcast guest this week is Steve Hilton, the keynote speaker at PRI’s 2024 Sacramento Ideas in Action Conference. Steve was a top advisor to UK Prime Minister David Cameron, a contributor at Fox News, and now running “Golden Together” a group focused on new ideas to increase affordable housing ...
California

Watch Videos from PRI’s 2024 California Ideas in Action Conference

Watch Videos from PRI’s 2024 California Ideas in Action Conference The theme of the 2024 PRI California Ideas in Action Conference is the “5 Issues for 2024”. Recent surveys show the economy, homelessness and housing, crime, energy regulation, and debt are top issues for voters in advance of the 2024 ...
Business & Economics

Roger Simon – American Refugee

Roger Simon wrote novels and screenplays before co-founding and becoming CEO of the pioneering blog aggregation and news and opinion website PJ Media (formerly Pajamas Media) in 2005. He’s best known for the Moses Wine detective series, which have won prizes from the Mystery Writers of America and the Crime ...
Blog

In 2024, will more cities relax the grip of progressive policy?

In 2024, will more cities relax the grip of progressive policy? by Kerry Jackson  |  January 12, 2024 Joel Kotkin of Chapman University recently posted a piece on Unherd in which he reports that, “​​Across America’s cities, voters are driving out progressives.” Encouraging, if true. Kotkin says that in Seattle, ...
Blog

Read about California's bad new laws for 2024

Less Freedom, More Regulation, Higher Costs: 5 Bad New Laws for 2024

Every day, PRI’s scholars cover the good, the bad, and the ugly coming from the State Capitol.  It’s hard to single out the worst of the worst, but here are 5 horrifically noteworthy new state laws with the potential to worsen the quality of life for all. Higher Costs for ...
Blog

How did Newsom fare against DeSantis?

Grading Gavin Newsom’s Big Debate

Misleading Accounts When asked to defend his record as the only California governor to have lost population for three straight years, Newsom argued that “per capita, more Floridians move to California than Californians move to Florida.” The U.S. Census Bureau shows that in 2021 and 2022, 88,165 Californians moved to ...
California

Read Kerry Jackson's latest at Fox News

California Gov. Newsom travels the globe while these problems plague his state

On Oct. 20, Newsom was in Israel, where he “met with survivors, impacted families and others” of that country’s war with Hamas. Three days later, he was in Hong Kong, then in Beijing the next day, where he was “flexing California’s credentials as a global leader in climate change policy,” ...
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