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State Treasurer refinances state bond debt, saves taxpayers $270 million

State Treasurer refinances state bond debt, saves taxpayers $270 million

. The State of California has found a way to save $270 million — without budget cuts or raising taxes. State Treasurer John Chiang recently announced that his office had completed the sale of $1.93 billion in general obligation bonds, which will deliver hundreds of millions of dollars of savings to taxpayers. Like homeowners refinancing […]

State Senate approves bill to revive Kelo-style redevelopment

State Senate approves bill to revive Kelo-style redevelopment

. California has moved one step closer to the return of redevelopment and the controversial power to seize private property through eminent domain. The state Senate approved legislation Wednesday that would give local governments the power to create new entities, known as community revitalization authorities, to stimulate economically-depressed or crime-ridden areas. Assembly Bill 2 would grant these […]

CA egg prices skyrocket

CA egg prices skyrocket

By James Poulos . For partly predictable reasons, egg prices in California have skyrocketed. An unexpected wave of disease has exacerbated increases brought on by Golden State policymakers. “While the avian flu outbreak this spring that resulted in the killing of 48 million domestic chickens and turkeys, mostly in the Midwest, continues to have a ripple effect […]

CA gas tax showdown looms

CA gas tax showdown looms

Brown vows tighter groundwater regulations

Brown vows tighter groundwater regulations

CA ‘anchor baby’ debate goes national

CA ‘anchor baby’ debate goes national

By James Poulos . Republican presidential candidates were drawn deeper into the immigration controversies centered on California, as Donald Trump’s leading opponents sought a way to blunt his apparent advantage among voters with his tough talk on birthright citizenship and deportation. The numbers game Clarifying his stance, Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski recently took to CNN to […]

GOP presidential hopefuls hit Brown back on climate

GOP presidential hopefuls hit Brown back on climate

Cal State University system hikes fees to offset tuition freeze

Cal State University system hikes fees to offset tuition freeze

Sacramento special session tackles heath care, infrastructure funding, etc.

CA green jobs program disappoints

CA green jobs program disappoints

. Three years after California voters passed the Clean Energy Jobs Act, the tally for “green” jobs created by the measure has fallen far short of expectations, touching off another round of controversy about the costs and consequences of the Golden State’s environmental policies. Disappointing numbers Voted in as Proposition 39, the act “raised taxes on corporations […]

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