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New Water Heater Standards to Impact Homeowners

New Water Heater Standards to Impact Homeowners

By Jennifer Felten . In 1987, Congress enacted the National Appliance Energy Conservation Act (“NAECA”), which regulates energy consumption of specific household appliances. NAECA creates uniform efficiency standards for certain household appliances, including refrigerators, dishwashers, clothes washers, clothes dryers and water heaters. In 2010, the U.S. Department of Energy, pursuant to NAECA, issued a Final […]

Bill raising sales tax cap passes CA Assembly

Bill raising sales tax cap passes CA Assembly

. Although Californians already pay some of the highest sales taxes in the nation, a bill that recently passed the Assembly paves the way for the sales tax to go even higher. Assembly Bill 464 increases to 3 percent (from the current 2 percent cap) the maximum sales tax rate that can be levied by […]

CA Assembly passes fast food franchise regs

CA Assembly passes fast food franchise regs

By James Poulos . As changing consumer tastes roil the fast food industry, the California Assembly passed a so-called “Franchise Bill of Rights” designed to transform the way franchisors like McDonald’s do business. Assembly Bill 525, introduced by Assemblyman Chris Holden, D-Pasadena, would make it harder for franchisors to in effect fire franchisees — the owner/operators […]

The real climate threat to our national security

The real climate threat to our national security

California continues tussle with ex-offender employment

California continues tussle with ex-offender employment

EPA has released their regulatory nuclear bomb—The Clean Water Rule

EPA has released their regulatory nuclear bomb—The Clean Water Rule

By Debra Tash When the Clean Water Act passed in 1972 did Congress intend to give a federal agency carte blanche regulatory power?   Keep in mind that kind of regulatory power is in effect law making.  No other federal body has the constitutional authority to make law except Congress.  However that is exactly what […]

Thieves Used IRS Website To Steal Info From 100,000 Households

Thieves Used IRS Website To Steal Info From 100,000 Households

Identity thieves used the IRS website to steal tax return information from about 100,000 households, the agency said Tuesday, and made at least another 100,000 failed attempts. The thieves penetrated the IRS “Get Transcripts” program by using stolen data, such as Social Security numbers, to view taxpayer’s prior-year tax return information. They used that stolen information […]

A Pictorial–Around the County with Donna Hendricks: Santa Rosa Island

A Pictorial–Around the County with Donna Hendricks: Santa Rosa Island

By Donna Hendricks Santa Rosa Island’s treasures are close to the mainland, but not visited by many.  I hope you can enjoy this beautiful place on your own one day.     Contact photographer Donna Hendricks: http://www.727photoart.com/ If you would like to see the Islands for yourself check out Island Packers Get Citizensjournal.us Headlines free […]

CA water cuts hit farmers

CA water cuts hit farmers

By James Poulos . As state policymakers turned their eye on reforming groundwater rules, California’s farmers sought a new deal on water rights, voluntarily proposing to slash their own consumption. An unprecedented offer The latest cascade of cuts underscored fears that current rationing rules just weren’t enough to put residents on a viable path to resource […]

Honor the Keepers of Freedom and Understand We Must Change Course

Honor the Keepers of Freedom and Understand We Must Change Course

By Sigrid Weidenweber How is it possible that the great Western Civilizations, and especially exceptional America—home of the brave, the just, the most giving country in the entire history of this planet, is teetering on the brink of destruction? How is it possible that the magnificent heroine in the play of Western Civilization is now […]