Category Archives: Steve Greenhut

Unable to fend off Newman recall, Democrats embrace banana republic tactics

By Steven Greenhut| California’s Democrats control just about everything in the state. They own every statewide constitutional office and have supermajorities in both houses of the Legislature. Heck, a news report this week revealed that Republicans have a majority of … Continue reading

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Prison unions punish California taxpayers

By Steven Greenhut | If you ever wondered what’s wrong with California’s state government, then mull over this simple example: While California cuts its prison population and staff, it’s increasing the amount of money it spends to operate its massive … Continue reading

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Police misconduct undermines justice and costs taxpayers plenty

By Steven Greenhut | News reports last week suggest the city of Oakland may be ready to settle a civil lawsuit filed by the teenage woman at the heart of a sex-abuse scandal that rocked Oakland’s and other nearby police … Continue reading

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Report: Single-payer health care in California would cost double state budget

By Steven Greenhut | During the California Democratic Party convention in Sacramento last weekend, the spiciest news was outgoing chairman John Burton dropping an f-bomb on a group of activists demanding that the party embrace a single-payer health system. It’s … Continue reading

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Revolt of the California ‘freeloaders’

Jerry Brown’s insult energizes recall of tax-hiking Democratic senator Josh Newman. By Steven Greenhut | When normal people talk about “freeloaders,” they usually are referring to the assorted welfare dependents, scammers and, yes, public employees who game the system to … Continue reading

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Forget fiscal responsibility: Jerry Brown embraces pension shell game

By Steven Greenhut | The Jerry Brown administration last week released its revised May budget and, lo and behold, it has finally decided to (kind of, sort of) tackle the state’s massive and growing level of unfunded liabilities – i.e., … Continue reading

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Tax-hiking Newman will feel bite of advancing recall

By Steven Greenhut, Orange County Register | Think of Josh Newman, the newly elected Fullerton-area senator who cast a deciding vote in favor of the governor’s massive gas-tax hike, as the slowest and weakest gazelle in the Capitol pack. He’s … Continue reading

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New data tells old story of public employee greed

By Steven Greenhut, The American Spectator | Yet another prominent study highlights the depth of California’s and the nation’s pension crisis. The Pew Charitable Trusts recently released a report on the “state pension funding gap” — i.e., the $1.1 trillion-dollar … Continue reading

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Yes, March for Science, but how about a March for Math?

By Steven Greenhut | Tens of thousands of people marched in hundreds of cities last week as part of something billed as the March for Science. The event, which coincided with Earth Day, was meant to rebuke the Trump administration’s … Continue reading

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Proposed massive road tax will really be a pension tax

By Steven Greenhut| Gov. Jerry Brown and Democratic legislators have caused a stir with their plan to increase taxes to pay for the state’s unquestionably decrepit infrastructure of roads and bridges. Instead of thinking of this as a new transportation … Continue reading

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