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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 […]

Small businesses say Big Labor’s PRO Act would put them under

Small businesses say Big Labor’s PRO Act would put them under

By Casey Harper | The Center Square contributor (The Center Square) – The Biden Administration sent some stock prices tumbling and left small businesses worried after taking sides on a hotly contested labor issue that critics say could threaten the jobs of millions of independent workers and thousands of small businesses. In his address to the nation Wednesday […]

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 […]

New CDC guidance: Vaccinated Americans don’t need masks outdoors

New CDC guidance: Vaccinated Americans don’t need masks outdoors

By Casey Harper | The Center Square contributor (The Center Square) – New federal guidance around masks will have Americans breathing easier this summer. President Joe Biden held a news conference on the North Lawn of the White House Tuesday on the heels of an announcement from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that Americans who have […]

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 […]

Supreme Court takes up major Second Amendment case

Supreme Court takes up major Second Amendment case

By Casey Harper | The Center Square contributor (The Center Square) – The U.S. Supreme Court Monday announced it would hear a major Second Amendment court case that could have broad implications for gun rights. This would be the first time the highest court in the land has considered a gun rights case with the latest […]

Democratic mayors launch pilot program to implement Universal Basic Income

Democratic mayors launch pilot program to implement Universal Basic Income

Bethany Blankley | The Center Square contributor (The Center Square) – A group of 43 Democratic mayors from across the country is backing plans to provide certain low-income residents with a universal basic income. Called Mayors for a Guaranteed Income (MGI), the group argues that “economic security isn’t a new challenge or a partisan issue.” The way […]

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 […]

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