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Minimum wage debate: history and examples

Minimum wage debate: history and examples

Republished with permission by Cal Watchdog.com.

LAO: No ‘fiscal cliff’ with end of Prop. 30 taxes

LAO: No ‘fiscal cliff’ with end of Prop. 30 taxes

Someone should come up with a T-shirt reading, “STAY CALM AND LET PROP. 30 END.” Maybe sell it and make a few bucks for ya. At least before taxes. California Legislative Analyst Mac Taylor’s recent “The 2015-16 Budget: California’s Fiscal Outlook” forecasts: “the end of the Proposition 30 PIT [personal income tax] rate increases will not […]

Vacancies trigger 2015 state Senate elections

Vacancies trigger 2015 state Senate elections

Republished with permission by Cal Watchdog.com. The Nov. 4 vote didn’t end this election cycle, but sparked a new round. Three sitting state senators won seats in the U.S. House of Representatives: Sens. Mark DeSaulnier, D-Walnut Creek; Steve Knight, R-Antelope Valley; and Mimi Walters, R-Irvine. They will resign their positions in the state Legislature sometime before Jan. 5 to take their places […]

Covered CA struggles through second enrollment

Covered CA struggles through second enrollment

Republished with permission by Cal Watchdog.com. Covered California’s huge enrollment numbers boosted the national health care program, the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, during its first year. But the Covered CA health care exchange, the center of the system, has been sneezing through its crucial second open-enrollment period, which began on Nov. 15 and will end Feb. 15, 2015. […]

Realignment worsens woes for CA county jails

Realignment worsens woes for CA county jails

Gov. Brown key to 2016 tax measures

Gov. Brown key to 2016 tax measures

VIDEO: Teachers unions, Common Core and other roadblocks to reform

VIDEO: Teachers unions, Common Core and other roadblocks to reform