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State report: California population dropped by 182,083 people in 2020

State report: California population dropped by 182,083 people in 2020

Bethany Blankley | The Center Square contributor   (The Center Square) – The California Department of Finance released estimates Friday reporting that the Golden State lost 0.46 percent of its population in 2020. The population loss is the first the state has measured as an annual decline in the decades it has been tracking annual population data. In 2019, […]

Newsom challengers begin their campaigns for governor in California’s recall election

Newsom challengers begin their campaigns for governor in California’s recall election

Bethany Blankley | The Center Square contributor (The Center Square) – Republicans and other challengers to Gov. Gavin Newsom in an upcoming recall election have begun to launch their campaign ads. In Sacramento, Republican businessman John Cox launched his campaign with a 1,000-pound Kodiak bear called Tag. Cox calls himself “the beast” compared to “pretty boy” Newsom, […]

California releasing 76,000 inmates, including repeat felons

California releasing 76,000 inmates, including repeat felons

Bethany Blankley | The Center Square contributor (The Center Square) – The state of California is releasing 76,000 inmates, including violent and repeat felons, after the California Office of Administrative Law approved a rule change through the current budget process. Good behavior credits enable inmates to have their sentences shortened by one-third instead of the one-fifth time […]

CEO magazine: Texas, Florida best states for business; California, New York, Illinois the worst

CEO magazine: Texas, Florida best states for business; California, New York, Illinois the worst

Bethany Blankley | The Center Square contributor Tennessee, North Carolina and Indiana also among top 5 states; New York, Illinois, New Jersey and Washington near bottom (The Center Square) – For the 17th year in a row, Texas was named the “Best State for Business” by the nation’s leading CEOs in an annual survey conducted by Chief […]

California is allowing water parks to reopen with safety restrictions in place

California is allowing water parks to reopen with safety restrictions in place

by: Los Angeles Times More than a year after business dried up because of the coronavirus pandemic, California’s water parks can now reopen under new health guidance released this week. Along with providing an extra splash of fun heading into the summer, the imminent return of the aquatic play areas adds to a tidal wave of […]

California Has the 2nd Most Expensive Homes in the U.S.

California Has the 2nd Most Expensive Homes in the U.S.

Report from Porch.com Housing affordability has been a major topic of concern for researchers and policymakers in recent years. Access to affordable, quality housing is associated with a variety of positive economic and social outcomes, which makes it an important tool to encourage families to thrive. But historically, affordable housing has been out of reach […]

Supreme Court grants relief for California church as Newsom amends singing ban for houses of worship

Supreme Court grants relief for California church as Newsom amends singing ban for houses of worship

Bethany Blankley | The Center Square contributor (The Center Square) – The state of California amended its ban on houses of worship, granting performers who previously were also banned the ability to sing on private property during the COVID-19 pandemic. The state is still recommending no singing and chanting among participants gathering at their respective houses of […]

California may lose congressional seat for the first time in history

California may lose congressional seat for the first time in history

By Morgan Phillips | Fox News The Census Bureau is expected to roll out California’s latest official headcount soon, and the Golden State could lose a congressional seat for the first time in its history due to a steep decline in population growth. Over the past decade, the annual population growth rate has slipped to 0.06%, lower than at any time […]

California firms would pay a combined corporate tax rate of 34.4% under Biden plan

California firms would pay a combined corporate tax rate of 34.4% under Biden plan

The Center Square (The Center Square) – The combined state and federal corporate tax rate in California would reach 34.4 percent under President Biden’s infrastructure plan, representing a tie for the seventh highest levy among the 50 states, according to a new study from the Tax Foundation. U.S. corporations currently pay a 21 percent corporate income […]

California foster parents asked to take unaccompanied migrant children

California foster parents asked to take unaccompanied migrant children

Bethany Blankley | The Center Square contributor Republican House members estimate the costs to taxpayers is about $60 million a week (The Center Square) – The California Community Care Licensing Division (CCLD) is sending out automated emails and phone calls to foster parents asking if they will take between one and 26 or more unaccompanied migrant children […]

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