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The Ugly Californian

There’s no shortage of stories. A woman and her boyfriend who moved from California to Montana in 2020 “changed their licenses right away.” In “​​the most competitive race in recent memory” for the mayor’s office in Boise, Idaho, one candidate “ran on a very simple platform,” the Los Angeles Times ...
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Watch: Videos from 2023 PRI California Ideas in Action Conference

Keynote Speaker: Keith Knopf of Challenges and Opportunities of Doing Business in California Keith Knopf, the president and CEO of The Raley’s Companies, shares how state policies like Prop. 47 and green mandates affect the challenges and opportunities of doing business in California. Success Stories Turning Around Urban Communities Watch ...
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Latest Data Shows ‘California Premium’ Chasing More People Out of State

Using U.S. Census Bureau data, the Los Angeles Times reported last week that net migration from April 2020 to July 2022 was a 699,904-person loss for California as that many more moved out than moved in. That’s a loss greater than the population of the entire state of Vermont. (CalMatters ...
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Latest Reasons Why Residents Continue to Flee San Francisco

“Budget shortfalls pose an existential threat” to the “long-term viability” of transit services across the state. “Bay Area operators,” says a group of six state senators and seven assembly members, “face significant annual shortfalls,” leaving agencies such as BART no choice but “to cut multiple lines of service as early ...
California

Housing, Crime, Regulation Are Pushing Californians to Texas and Florida

The number of ex-Californians keeps growing. The state lost 343,230 residents in 2021-22, says the Census Bureau. How could this happen? Isn’t California, as “The Ballad of Jed Clampett” insists, “the place you ought to be”? Apparently a growing number of people no longer feel that way. It’s not on ...
California

Rush to get out of California is accelerating

California hasn’t changed much in quite a few years. Voters put the dominant party back in power in November’s elections while businesses continue to flee the state. What’s different, though, is the pace of the commercial outflow has picked up. Departures have been ongoing for more than a decade. Businesses ...
California

Git along little dogies

The flight from California is not limited to only those who walk upright. Four-legged residents are leaving as well, voting with cloven hooves in protest of public policies that have hurt the beef and dairy industries.   Of course the fleeing cattle aren’t choosing to leave on their own. Those ...
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Elon Musk is Right – California is Now the Land of Taxes, Overregulation and Litigation

A trio of troubles, says Elon Musk, is ruining California. He didn’t reveal anything new. He didn’t have to. Much of the world understands. Only those blinded by their blue-tinted glasses don’t know what’s wrong in this state. Speaking virtually earlier this month for a conference in Miami, Musk, an ...
California

California Population Falls Again – The Start Of A Long-Term Trend Or A Short-term Blip?

By Kerry Jackson & Wayne Winegarden California lost population for the second straight year in 2021. Just as 2020’s loss was the first in state history, the repeat is unprecedented. This is not supposed to happen in America’s most dynamic state. Is California’s time at the top over? California is ...
California

Wayne Winegarden’s Comments Regarding California’s Population Declining for Second Year Featured in Associated Press

California’s population declined again in 2021 for the second consecutive year. Wayne Winegarden’s comments were featured in the Associated Press story, “California’s population fell again amid pandemic’s 2nd year”: “The migration is a manifestation of a lot of the problems that people face,” said Wayne Winegarden, a senior fellow with ...
Blog

The Ugly Californian

There’s no shortage of stories. A woman and her boyfriend who moved from California to Montana in 2020 “changed their licenses right away.” In “​​the most competitive race in recent memory” for the mayor’s office in Boise, Idaho, one candidate “ran on a very simple platform,” the Los Angeles Times ...
California

Watch: Videos from 2023 PRI California Ideas in Action Conference

Keynote Speaker: Keith Knopf of Challenges and Opportunities of Doing Business in California Keith Knopf, the president and CEO of The Raley’s Companies, shares how state policies like Prop. 47 and green mandates affect the challenges and opportunities of doing business in California. Success Stories Turning Around Urban Communities Watch ...
Blog

Latest Data Shows ‘California Premium’ Chasing More People Out of State

Using U.S. Census Bureau data, the Los Angeles Times reported last week that net migration from April 2020 to July 2022 was a 699,904-person loss for California as that many more moved out than moved in. That’s a loss greater than the population of the entire state of Vermont. (CalMatters ...
Blog

Latest Reasons Why Residents Continue to Flee San Francisco

“Budget shortfalls pose an existential threat” to the “long-term viability” of transit services across the state. “Bay Area operators,” says a group of six state senators and seven assembly members, “face significant annual shortfalls,” leaving agencies such as BART no choice but “to cut multiple lines of service as early ...
California

Housing, Crime, Regulation Are Pushing Californians to Texas and Florida

The number of ex-Californians keeps growing. The state lost 343,230 residents in 2021-22, says the Census Bureau. How could this happen? Isn’t California, as “The Ballad of Jed Clampett” insists, “the place you ought to be”? Apparently a growing number of people no longer feel that way. It’s not on ...
California

Rush to get out of California is accelerating

California hasn’t changed much in quite a few years. Voters put the dominant party back in power in November’s elections while businesses continue to flee the state. What’s different, though, is the pace of the commercial outflow has picked up. Departures have been ongoing for more than a decade. Businesses ...
California

Git along little dogies

The flight from California is not limited to only those who walk upright. Four-legged residents are leaving as well, voting with cloven hooves in protest of public policies that have hurt the beef and dairy industries.   Of course the fleeing cattle aren’t choosing to leave on their own. Those ...
Blog

Elon Musk is Right – California is Now the Land of Taxes, Overregulation and Litigation

A trio of troubles, says Elon Musk, is ruining California. He didn’t reveal anything new. He didn’t have to. Much of the world understands. Only those blinded by their blue-tinted glasses don’t know what’s wrong in this state. Speaking virtually earlier this month for a conference in Miami, Musk, an ...
California

California Population Falls Again – The Start Of A Long-Term Trend Or A Short-term Blip?

By Kerry Jackson & Wayne Winegarden California lost population for the second straight year in 2021. Just as 2020’s loss was the first in state history, the repeat is unprecedented. This is not supposed to happen in America’s most dynamic state. Is California’s time at the top over? California is ...
California

Wayne Winegarden’s Comments Regarding California’s Population Declining for Second Year Featured in Associated Press

California’s population declined again in 2021 for the second consecutive year. Wayne Winegarden’s comments were featured in the Associated Press story, “California’s population fell again amid pandemic’s 2nd year”: “The migration is a manifestation of a lot of the problems that people face,” said Wayne Winegarden, a senior fellow with ...
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