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Internet taxes could slam California

Internet taxes could slam California

California benefits from the Internet currently being largely tax-free. Generally, the only taxes are for signing up for a local Internet service provider. It’s a flat fee no matter if you hog the Internet by watching continuous Netflix videos, or more profitably use your time reading everything on CalWatchDog.com, which doesn’t use much bandwidth.  . […]

Referendum threat ties CA bag ban in knots

Referendum threat ties CA bag ban in knots

Seniors join ‘new’ homeless

Seniors join ‘new’ homeless

New 2015 laws: Hollywood wins, in-home care loses

New 2015 laws: Hollywood wins, in-home care loses

By John Hrabe . Republished with permission by Cal Watchdog.com New Year’s Day sure wasn’t a holiday from new regulations: 2015 brings 931 new laws Californians must obey. Some took effect on Jan. 1; others will later in the year.State lawmakers — with the approval of Gov. Jerry Brown — have changed how consumers shop for groceries, how Hollywood […]

CA initiative reform: Lawmakers ignore the elephant in the room

CA initiative reform: Lawmakers ignore the elephant in the room

By Chris Reed . Republished with permission by Cal Watchdog.com The San Francisco Chronicle recently reported on initiative reforms that take effect today.After more than a century in California’s political spotlight, the state’s initiative process will be getting a major revise next year. Even more surprising, both Democrats and Republicans in the famously partisan Legislature […]

Wage laws killing CA jobs

Wage laws killing CA jobs

Republished with permission by Cal Watchdog.com

CA gas tax jumps 10 cents in January

CA gas tax jumps 10 cents in January

The whole truth about California’s employment picture

The whole truth about California’s employment picture

News on the economy appears good with new national numbers on economic growth released and polls measuring the attitudes about the job market ticking up. However, in California some troubling job numbers don’t get the attention they deserve. While quarterly economic growth numbers showed the fastest growth rate in a decade and a recent Gallup […]

CA small biz hit with health care hikes

CA small biz hit with health care hikes

By James Poulos  . Republished with permission by Cal Watchdog.com . It wasn’t supposed to be like this. Proposition 45 on the Nov. 4 ballot would have given the California insurance commissioner the power to limit health-insurance rate increases. It lost. Opponents, including officials at Covered California, assured voters adequate price controls would be negotiated by the […]

Experts missed December CA drenching

Experts missed December CA drenching

Bringing cheer and presents, on Christmas Santa Claus is going to fly over a California a lot greener than was expected a month ago by the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration and climate scientists. On Dec. 19, the San Francisco Bay area was hit with its fourth storm in five days. Then on Dec. 21, high tides hit […]