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Withdrawal of the Taxpayer Protection Act could haunt the American Beverage Association

By Jon Coupal | By now, political observers have heard how a series of negotiations in Sacramento resulted in three initiatives slated for the November ballot being withdrawn by their respective proponents. The blame (or credit, depending on your perspective) … Continue reading

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Prop 68: A Yes vote is a reward for bad behavior

By Jack Humphreville | While the State of California is rolling in the dough with an $8 billion surplus as a result of increases in the State Budget to $200 billion, the spendthrift politicians in Sacramento are asking us to … Continue reading

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Watch last night’s city council meeting

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Loss of local control a big issue in new water tax fight

By Jon Coupal | Throughout his tenure as governor, Jerry Brown has consistently pursued new revenue for transportation, housing and water. The Legislature, whose default reaction to any problem is to raise taxes on middle-class Californians, has only been too … Continue reading

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Happy New Year!

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The speech that got JFK killed?

In addressing the American Newspaper Publishers Association in 1961, John F. Kennedy spoke of “a monolithic and ruthless conspiracy” that seeks to rule the world and whose “dissenters are silenced.” The young president, who would be silenced by an assassin’s … Continue reading

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California public employee pension crisis an increasing drag on cities and counties

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Today is Constitution Day. What’s your favorite part?

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Gutting California’s state tax board is bad news for taxpayers

By Steven Greenhut | When I first learned about the existence of something called the California Board of Equalization, it sounded like something that might have existed in the novel, “Animal Farm.” All animals are equal, but some are more … Continue reading

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Gibberish to you, but not to candidates for governor. By David Crane | Ask the average Californian what those acronyms stand for and you’ll draw a blank stare. Ask a candidate for governor and they’ll snap to attention. Those acronyms … Continue reading

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