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Defective Bargaining

Defective Bargaining

By Larry Sand In a recent opinion piece in The Epoch Times, veteran writer John Seiler put forth a set of strategies for a Republican to beat California Governor Gavin Newsom in the state’s September 14th recall election. Among other things, he suggests that the challengers should “pick just one issue and stick to it no matter what. It should involve […]

CA School Reopenings are “Just OK”

CA School Reopenings are “Just OK”

Column Chantal Lovell, California Policy Center As a communications professional, I spend a lot of time thinking about advertisements and commercials. Whether it’s the reminder of the best part of waking up, the recognition that there are some things money can’t buy, or the predictably similar COVID-era commercials, ad campaigns often play in the background of my mind. […]

Will California’s Schools Ever Fully Reopen? There’s Plenty of Money

Will California’s Schools Ever Fully Reopen? There’s Plenty of Money

    By Edward Ring With a significant portion of the $1.9 trillion federal stimulus package earmarked for K-12 public schools, concerns have arisen over potential misuse of those funds. As Fox News recently reported, “Multiple California school districts have discussed using state and federal COVID relief money to hand out bonuses for teachers and staff, with […]

Fact Check of Newsom’s 2021 State of the State Address

Fact Check of Newsom’s 2021 State of the State Address

    By Brandon Ristoff Here is our fact check of Governor Newsom’s 2021 State of the State Address, which was held at Dodger Stadium. “All of which is why California’s death rate has remained one of the lowest per capita in the nation: 134 deaths per 100,000, compared to 158 nationally, 153 in Texas and 247 […]

Update: 99.9% of California Passes Newsom’s K-6 Reopening Threshold; School Districts Set Tentative Reopening Dates With Teachers Unions in the Way

Update: 99.9% of California Passes Newsom’s K-6 Reopening Threshold; School Districts Set Tentative Reopening Dates With Teachers Unions in the Way

By Brandon Ristoff CLICK HERE to see which benchmarks your county has passed this week. On February 23, the California Department of Public Health’s released their updated Blueprint for a Safer Economy. With this new update, fifty-five out of fifty-eight counties, which covers 99.9% of the Californian population, have reached Newsom’s K-6 school reopening threshold. Five new […]

California’s Bureaucracies Fail to Submit Timely Financial Data

California’s Bureaucracies Fail to Submit Timely Financial Data

    By Edward Ring With Californians about to enter their second year of restricted economic activity, and with all the resulting financial anxiety and hardship, it’s unfortunate that accurate and timely financial information isn’t available for the vast public sector. While public sector budgets and projections abound, actual audited financial data for recently completed fiscal […]

Should My School Be Open?: Looking at Alternative Benchmarks for Reopening Schools

Should My School Be Open?: Looking at Alternative Benchmarks for Reopening Schools

By Brandon Ristoff CLICK HERE to see the which benchmarks your county has passed. It has now been over a month since Governor Newsom introduced his Safe Schools for All plan, which would have allowed schools to reopen soon. How has the school reopening situation changed since then? Newsom’s plan did not receive the necessary legislative approval by February […]

School Choice Initiative Quietly Gathers Support

School Choice Initiative Quietly Gathers Support

    By Edward Ring In the November 2020 election, California’s powerful teachers’ unions spent over $20 million promoting Prop. 15, which would have increased taxes on commercial properties. Other unions, mostly in the public sector, spent another $17 million to promote Prop. 15. But voters weren’t buying it. Prop. 15 failed. Overall, in November 2020, California’s […]

California Worst State at Vaccine Distribution

California Worst State at Vaccine Distribution

  . By Stephen Frank,  California Political News and Views Why Recall Newsom?  Here is another reason—he is incompetent and that is killing us, literally. “The State of California became the worst of the 50 states in distributing its share of coronavirus vaccines on Thursday, as other states picked up their pace. Despite improving from […]

The Coalition That Will Realign California

The Coalition That Will Realign California

    By Edward Ring What’s happening in California today is bigger than Newsom’s failures as a governor Poor governance, beginning long before the bungled response to the COVID-19 pandemic, has led to a recall campaign that may very well put California Governor Newsom into a fight for his political life in the Spring of 2021. If a suitable […]

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