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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 […]

California’s General Fund Relies on Bailouts and Billionaires

California’s General Fund Relies on Bailouts and Billionaires

    By Edward Ring One of the biggest reasons California’s technology moguls supported the Biden/Harris candidacy had nothing to do with ideology. It had to do with their pocketbooks. Because with a Californian presiding over the Senate, and a Californian Speaker of the House, expect federal bailouts to flow west by the hundreds of billions. […]

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 […]

Grassroots Group Fights for Common Sense Water Policies

Grassroots Group Fights for Common Sense Water Policies

    By Edward Ring The Great Valley of California, variously referred to as the Central Valley, or, north of the Delta as the Sacramento Valley, and south of the Delta as the San Joaquin Valley, is one of the geographical wonders of the world. Nearly 450 miles in length and around 50 miles wide, it stretches […]

Citizen Initiatives Transform Oxnard Politics

Citizen Initiatives Transform Oxnard Politics

    By Edward Ring California’s ballot initiative process allows citizen activists to bypass politicians who are controlled by special interests. The ability for citizens today to connect and organize using online resources means it has never been easier for a determined group of individuals, without access to big donors, to nonetheless successfully qualify reform measures […]

Orange County Classical Academy Excels Despite COVID

Orange County Classical Academy Excels Despite COVID

    By Edward Ring When the COVID-19 pandemic struck hard back in April 2020, California’s teachers’ unions went into overdrive. The United Teachers of Los Angeles (UTLA) released a lengthy document outlining what they believed to be “Safe and Equitable Conditions for Starting LAUSD in 2020-21.” In a report published by the California Policy Center that same month, Larry […]

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