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The next step in Pension Reform in Ventura County

The next step in Pension Reform in Ventura County

Editor’s Note: Thank you for all your hard work–and expect even more work in overcoming the falsehoods that will be pumped out there through the mainstream press and other media. By Carla Bonney First, let’s send a,  “Congratulations” to all of you for your support and aid in gathering signatures for the Pension Reform Initiative.  […]

Filing Tax Returns crosses party lines–it’s a pain in the neck

Filing Tax Returns crosses party lines–it’s a pain in the neck

By Jon Coupal In filing his tax returns, Donald Rumsfeld included a letter to the IRS stating, “As in prior years, it is important for you to know that I have absolutely no idea whether our tax returns and our tax payments are accurate.” Now critics of the former secretary of defense and member of […]

California Senate Bill SB 1017 = higher gas prices at the pump

California Senate Bill SB 1017 = higher gas prices at the pump

  The Senate Education committee plans to vote on SB 1017 this Thursday, April 24th. If you have not yet reached out to your legislators and members of the Education Committee, click here to tell them to vote no with an easy-to-use tool from Californians Against Higher Oil Taxes.      From the Coalition of […]

Under Western Skies

Under Western Skies

  By L. Neil Smith        It’s a movie cliche as old as the hills. The very first western film adventure, made by Thomas Edison in his rotating New Jersey studio, was about a train robbery. The second almost certainly told the story I’m about to describe and which we’ve all seen a […]

Joyous Season

Joyous Season

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Recent poll on changes to Proposition 13 is not what it appears

Recent poll on changes to Proposition 13 is not what it appears

Prop 13 Poll Question Not About Split Roll By Joel Fox Advocates for a split roll property tax probably hailed the results of the Field Poll question about business property changing ownership. Trouble is, the question wasn’t about a split roll property tax in which all business property would be taxed differently from residential property. […]

Brownley Welcomes USDA Announcement of $66 million in Specialty Crop Block Grant Funding- say what?

Brownley Welcomes USDA Announcement of $66 million in Specialty Crop Block Grant Funding- say what?

By George Miller Say WHAT? We publish Rep. Brownley’s press releases regularly, so you, the reader, can see what’s being done by your representative in Washington, in your name.  Rep. Brownley has been fairly transparent and honest about what she is doing, for which we compliment her. She has been one of the best advocates […]

Plastic Bag Bans: Paper Bag Fees Unequally Levied

Plastic Bag Bans: Paper Bag Fees Unequally Levied

By Anthony van Leeuwen Currently, retail stores distribute plastic and paper bags to customers at checkout to carry their purchases home at no additional charge.  The cost of these bags is included in retail prices paid for and shared by all customers. Customers who choose to use no bags or reusable bags still pay a […]

How Jerry Brown Hoodwinks Reporters

How Jerry Brown Hoodwinks Reporters

By David Crane State governments have a surefire strategy for hoodwinking the public and the news media, and nowhere does it work more perfectly than in California. Journalists can’t stop lauding Governor Jerry Brown for turning a fiscal crisis into a “surplus,” even though that surplus was achieved by ignoring more than $6 billion in […]

Fracking: Open letter to Governor Brown

Fracking: Open letter to Governor Brown