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Eber | Senate Bill, SB-330: Another Socialist plot to destroy California

Eber | Senate Bill, SB-330: Another Socialist plot to destroy California

  Richard Eber, California Political News and Views As the state of California experiences a shortage of affordable housing, the Progressives in Sacramento continue to make absurd proposals to remedy the situation that would make Comrades Lenin, Stalin, or Chairman Mao proud. As the state of California experiences a shortage of affordable housing, the Progressives […]

Proposed California initiative to divert billions from state, kill bullet train faces uphill climb

Proposed California initiative to divert billions from state, kill bullet train faces uphill climb

By  Jeff Daniels @JEFFDANIELSCA KEY POINTS A proposed new initiative seeks to divert tens of billions of dollars from state coffers to local governments for highway construction and maintenance. The proposed initiative also would kill the state’s $77 billion high-speed rail project from San Francisco to Los Angeles. Unions, local government groups and others have vowed […]

California bullet train project on track to blow through billions of more dollars

California bullet train project on track to blow through billions of more dollars

  . By Stephen Frank,  California Political News and Views The biggest boondoggle in America history, the California train to nowhere, is continuing its massive effort to bankrupt the State of California.  What started as a $38 billion project, is now going to cost $100 billion, per the NY Times.  In reality, if completed it will […]

Gas-tax repeal gets closer to vote as train spotlights state’s misplaced priorities

Gas-tax repeal gets closer to vote as train spotlights state’s misplaced priorities

    By Steven Greenhut Sacramento: Almost everyone agrees that California’s infrastructure is shockingly decrepit, yet public anger over a 12-cent-a-gallon gas tax to address that problem has not subsided. Although an effort by GOP gubernatorial candidate Travis Allen to repeal the tax never got traction, a separate effort led by the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association, former San […]

How to Reduce the California State Budget by $40 Billion

How to Reduce the California State Budget by $40 Billion

by Ed Ring, California Policy Center | December 28, 2017   As of a few days ago, high-wage earners have a new reason to leave California: their state income taxes are no longer deductible on their federal income tax returns. Can California’s union-controlled state legislature adapt? Can they lower the top marginal tax rates to keep […]

Tax Code Overhaul; High-Speed Rail; New Sales/Use Tax Rates- per CA Bd. of Equalization, Vice Chair George Runner

Tax Code Overhaul; High-Speed Rail; New Sales/Use Tax Rates- per CA Bd. of Equalization, Vice Chair George Runner

  As your elected taxpayer advocate, I’m fighting to make sure all Californians are treated fairly and to promote tax policies that help grow our economy. I’m always open to hearing your ideas on how we can work together to solve the toughest problems facing our state. GEORGE RUNNER The Tax Code Could Use an […]

Lawsuit demands California High-Speed Rail comply with voter intentions

Lawsuit demands California High-Speed Rail comply with voter intentions

By Kevin Dayton Young people calling San Francisco “home” in the fall of 2008 tried to leave an enduring legacy for future generations. Enough of them signed a petition to qualify a November 2008 ballot measure that would have snidely named a new city sewage treatment plant after President George W. Bush. (The measure failed.) […]

What Californians Could Build Using the $64 Billion Bullet Train Budget

What Californians Could Build Using the $64 Billion Bullet Train Budget

. By Ed Ring . California’s High-Speed Rail project fails to justify itself according to any set of rational criteria. Its ridership projections are absurdly inflated, its environmental benefits are overstated if not actually net detriments, and its cost, its staggering cost, $64 billion by the latest estimate, overwhelms anyone with even a remote sense of […]

New legal challenge to California bullet train is filed in Superior Court

New legal challenge to California bullet train is filed in Superior Court

LOS ANGELES — Opponents of the California bullet train alleged in legal papers filed this week that the California Legislature violated the state constitution when it passed a law last year amending and modifying the $9 billion high speed rail bond act that voters approved in 2008. If the suit further delays access to the […]

Poor cap-and-trade revenues batter bullet train budget

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