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Commuters, Travelers and Political Junketers

Commuters, Travelers and Political Junketers

 

Beware the Temporary Tax

Beware the Temporary Tax

Is California a Low Property Tax State?

Is California a Low Property Tax State?

. During Arnold Schwarzenegger’s first campaign for governor, one of his biggest backers, super wealthy Warren Buffet, famously said his property taxes on his Laguna Beach home were not high enough. The comment caused California homeowners to question Arnold’s bona fides as a conservative so he threatened to make Buffet do 500 sit-ups for his […]

Steyer, Steyer, Pants on Feyer

Steyer, Steyer, Pants on Feyer

    . A decade ago, former CBS News correspondent Bernard Goldberg authored a book titled 100 People Who Are Screwing Up America. If Goldberg were writing today about Californians, he would no doubt include billionaire Tom Steyer near the top of the list. Steyer achieved his extreme wealth as a hedge fund manager, an […]

Sacramento special session tackles heath care, infrastructure funding, etc.

Dueling road plans propose higher taxes, seek to reduce driving

Dueling road plans propose higher taxes, seek to reduce driving

CA regulators plot end to gas-fueled cars

CA regulators plot end to gas-fueled cars

By James Poulos . California officials have begun a massive effort to eventually eliminate gas-fueled cars from state roads, led by a powerful regulator with Gov. Jerry Brown’s unwavering support. Legislating the future Mary Nichols, head of the state’s Air Resources Board for the past eight years, “is pushing regulations today that could by midcentury all but banish the internal combustion engine […]

Feds fluster Brown on Delta pump plan

Feds fluster Brown on Delta pump plan

. Gov. Jerry Brown suffered another setback in his effort to gain the upper hand over California’s persistent drought. New details on alterations to his massive pumping plan, which would change the way the Delta region distributes the water that flows into it, revealed major changes that have aroused major opposition. In a harsh editorial, the […]

California 2016 Elections: The Year of the Tax

California 2016 Elections: The Year of the Tax

  By Stephen Frank Yes, I know folks are still hung over from the November 4th election—though only 42% bothered to vote, a historically low turn out. Of course Prop. 14 suppressed the vote since in 28 legislative districts voters could choose only one Party. And, Third Parties were pretty much wiped out from the […]

CA GOP flexes Sacramento muscle on road repairs

CA GOP flexes Sacramento muscle on road repairs

By James Poulos . In a move that handed Sacramento Republicans a sudden share of power, state legislators finally turned their attention to California’s deteriorating infrastructure. In recent years, California’s roadways have fallen into what analysts often agree is terrible shape. “Our streets and highways are in horrible condition and need at least $296 billion during the next five years […]