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Since 2010, California Added 2.5X More Jobs Than Homes

Since 2010, California Added 2.5X More Jobs Than Homes

Mike LaFirenza The release of updated Consumer Price Index data in November provided new evidence that the U.S. economy is in an inflationary period. The CPI rose by 6.2% from October 2020 to October 2021, the highest annual rate in three decades. Rising costs have shown up in many sectors of the economy, including energy, […]

Prescription Drug Prices: Politicians Are All Talk, No Action

Prescription Drug Prices: Politicians Are All Talk, No Action

by Thomas L. Knapp On July 26, 2020, US President Donald Trump signed an executive order under which the US government’s Medicare Part D program would have negotiated lower prescription drug prices based on an “International Price Index.” Implementation of the order was delayed pending counter-proposals from Big Pharma, but the Democratic response was swift. […]

Oxnard Treasurer writes about water costs

Oxnard Treasurer writes about water costs

By Phil Molina  . A number of friends asked me for my comments about Oxnard’s Water Enterprise utility. To respond I am providing the information below, which is not intended to answer all questions, but just to look at the P&L (Profit and Loss) statement for some clues as to what happened and why. . […]

Trump’s Security Tab: A Good Case for Separation of Church and State

Trump’s Security Tab: A Good Case for Separation of Church and State

. By Thomas L. Knapp Palm Beach County, Florida Commissioner Dave Kerner wants to tax a resort. Nothing unusual about that — politicians love to mug tourists in the name of “economic development” —  except that the resort in question is Mar-a-Lago, US president Donald Trump’s private club and preferred getaway spot when he tires […]

Auto parts store heavily fined for hazardous waste pollution/improper disposal/transportation

Auto parts store heavily fined for hazardous waste pollution/improper disposal/transportation

Wow. Check out this unbelievable emergency room bill

Wow. Check out this unbelievable emergency room bill

Below is a short email that my friend Sam posted this morning to his Facebook page about his surprisingly positive experience with the US healthcare system. I thought it a fantastic read, and I wanted to pass it along to you: I had to run to the emergency room today for what may be a […]

Ventura County Public Works Agency announces $7 million in cost avoidance from Lean Six Sigma program over six years

Ventura County Public Works Agency announces $7 million in cost avoidance from Lean Six Sigma program over six years

Proposed Ventura Net Zero Water Policy Ordinance Discussed at Monday Council Meeting

Proposed Ventura Net Zero Water Policy Ordinance Discussed at Monday Council Meeting

By Daniel Cormode try arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12pt;”>Next Monday night, on June 6, 2016, the City Council is considering adoption of a Net Zero Policy Ordinance which will fund development of new water supply sources where developers will be charged $26,457 per acre-foot for water valued at $47,962-$65,334 per acre-foot.  The proposed policy will net […]

Proposed Ventura Net Zero Water Policy Ordinance Problems

Proposed Ventura Net Zero Water Policy Ordinance Problems

By Daniel Cormode Evaluation of CIP Project and Net Zero Proposal data reveals serious discrepancies in the costs of potential water supply sources which causes one to question the integrity of the Proposed Net Zero Policy Ordinance: –      True Net Zero Unit Cost is $47,948 per AF (Acre-Feet) instead of $26,457 per AF as presented […]

High costs plague embattled high-speed rail

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