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Gas-tax repeal gets closer to vote as train spotlights state’s misplaced priorities

Gas-tax repeal gets closer to vote as train spotlights state’s misplaced priorities

    By Steven Greenhut Sacramento: Almost everyone agrees that California’s infrastructure is shockingly decrepit, yet public anger over a 12-cent-a-gallon gas tax to address that problem has not subsided. Although an effort by GOP gubernatorial candidate Travis Allen to repeal the tax never got traction, a separate effort led by the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association, former San […]

The club of liberal messiahs floods the world with love

The club of liberal messiahs floods the world with love

  By Jon Rappoport, March 14, 2018   By liberals, I simply mean those people who accept big government as a given, regardless of their political affiliation. . And yes, at certain key levels, they are a club. They come from major media, large corporations, banks, the military, well-funded foundations, investment houses, do-good non-profits, legal […]

There are too many people in California.

There are too many people in California.

. By Richard Colman The state is starting to resemble Calcutta (Kolkata), India. California, at least most of it, should not even be inhabited.  There are too many earthquakes, droughts, wildfires, floods, and mudslides.  Housing is too expensive.  Taxes are much too high.  Hugh traffic jams exist in every metropolitan area. With 39.25 million people, California, […]

Fed up with ‘tyranny’ and taxes: California group wants to secede from their own state

Fed up with ‘tyranny’ and taxes: California group wants to secede from their own state

Without much fanfare, a California interest group staged a recent press conference in the state’s capital of Sacramento to announce its intention to form its own state. The name is simple. They plan …

Gov. Brown’s budget sets spending records, but warns of recession

Gov. Brown’s budget sets spending records, but warns of recession

by Steven Greenhut SACRAMENTO – Gov. Jerry Brown’s annual budgets have become familiar affairs. During his last two terms in office, Brown routinely offered a budget plan that broke spending records, but also was designed to limit the creation of new programs while girding against the possibility of another recession. The governor’s budget release from last Thursday was […]

Will California outmaneuver a new federal cap on tax deductions?

Will California outmaneuver a new federal cap on tax deductions?

SACRAMENTO — California Democrats are toying with a brash scheme to skirt a new federal cap on state and local tax deductions: Instead of paying taxes to the Golden State, Californians would …

Rally – No Sanctuary State – January 6th

Rally – No Sanctuary State – January 6th

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How California plans to stop ‘dead’ drivers from using disabled parking placards

How California plans to stop ‘dead’ drivers from using disabled parking placards

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Last year, a California audit revealed an impossible statistic: More than 26,000 people over age 100 in the Golden State had blue disabled placards, allowing them to park at any …

Treasurer John Chiang Urges CalSTRS to Divest in Sellers of Banned Assault Weapons and “Bump Stocks” 

Treasurer John Chiang Urges CalSTRS to Divest in Sellers of Banned Assault Weapons and “Bump Stocks” 

SACRAMENTO – State Treasurer John Chiang today urged CalSTRS board members to divest the pension fund’s holdings in wholesale or retail sellers of military-style assault weapons, ammunition and other devices such as “bump stocks” that are banned in California.  Below is a transcript of the Treasurer’s speech:  “Chairman Keiley and Investment Committee members… “Exactly one month […]

Trump hopes to boost lower-premium health insurance plans

Trump hopes to boost lower-premium health insurance plans

by AP WASHINGTON (AP) — Frustrated by failures in Congress, President Donald Trump will try to put his own stamp on health care with an executive order Thursday that aims to make lower-premium plans more widely available. But the president’s move is likely to encounter opposition from medical associations, consumer groups and perhaps even some insurers […]