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The Most Underrated Crony Capitalism Story Of 2014?

The Most Underrated Crony Capitalism Story Of 2014?

According to George Will, sick the most significant blow against crony capitalism in 2014 may have been a little-noticed court ruling in Kentucky. In his regular column, Will contends that, “last year’s most encouraging development in governance” might have been a District Court ruling — the first of its kind since 1932 — striking down […]

Politically Incorrect Zone: Rein in ALL government or Pay

Politically Incorrect Zone: Rein in ALL government or Pay

Happy New Year, Californians! As a present to rein in 2015, state lawmakers have begun implementing AB 32…the Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006.  Cap and trade certificates will also be required for motor fuel resellers. Since they will have to pay for these, the cost will eventually find its way into gasoline and diesel […]

New 2015 laws: Hollywood wins, in-home care loses

New 2015 laws: Hollywood wins, in-home care loses

By John Hrabe . Republished with permission by Cal Watchdog.com New Year’s Day sure wasn’t a holiday from new regulations: 2015 brings 931 new laws Californians must obey. Some took effect on Jan. 1; others will later in the year.State lawmakers — with the approval of Gov. Jerry Brown — have changed how consumers shop for groceries, how Hollywood […]

CA initiative reform: Lawmakers ignore the elephant in the room

CA initiative reform: Lawmakers ignore the elephant in the room

By Chris Reed . Republished with permission by Cal Watchdog.com The San Francisco Chronicle recently reported on initiative reforms that take effect today.After more than a century in California’s political spotlight, the state’s initiative process will be getting a major revise next year. Even more surprising, both Democrats and Republicans in the famously partisan Legislature […]

Wage laws killing CA jobs

Wage laws killing CA jobs

Republished with permission by Cal Watchdog.com

Unmanned Aircraft Systems: UAS Groups Join to Promote Safe Flying

Unmanned Aircraft Systems: UAS Groups Join to Promote Safe Flying

The FAA, industry groups and hobbyists launch “Know Before You Fly” education campaign. Safety is the FAA’s top mission, and the agency maintains the world’s safest aviation system. The FAA first authorized use of unmanned aircraft in the National Airspace System (NAS) in 1990. Today, unmanned aircraft are flying in the NAS under very controlled […]

Seven Foreign News Stories You Missed In 2014

Seven Foreign News Stories You Missed In 2014

ISIS, Ebola, a dozen plane crashes, and a sports competition or two: plenty of international stories caught our attention in 2014. But you may have missed a few others, many of them way more entertaining than the big headlines. 1. Ukraine elected a “Chocolate King” In the chaos surrounding Ukraine’s winter revolution and subsequent conflict […]

California: Tax Hikes Loom for 2016 Ballot

California:  Tax Hikes Loom for 2016 Ballot

Although it may seem far in the distant future, symptoms there has been a great deal of speculation regarding what ballot propositions might appear on the 2016 General Election ballot in California. Focusing on just those proposals having the potential for real harm to taxpayers, here is our short list: SALES AND INCOME TAX EXTENSION […]

Happy Birthday–Ventura County Sheriff’s K9 Tommy

Happy Birthday–Ventura County Sheriff’s K9 Tommy

Ventura County Sheriff K9’s Tommy is three years old today, the youngest dog serving in the unit.  Wish him a Happy Day and thank you, Tommy, for your service!  A Happy Day to the officers who serve with you.   All of you are the best!                   […]

CA gas tax jumps 10 cents in January

CA gas tax jumps 10 cents in January