June, 2011

CA Cap and Trade Postponed Until 2013

Thursday, June 30th, 2011

Gov. Signs Amazon Tax; Online Retailers To Pay

Thursday, June 30th, 2011

Redevelopment is dead! Hooray!

Wednesday, June 29th, 2011

Steven Greenhut: The governor signed the legislation killing redevelopment. What else can I say other than hasta la vista! JUNE 29, 2011

Amazon Warns It Will Fire Affiliates

Wednesday, June 29th, 2011

John Seiler: Update, 6:13 pm, June 29, 2011: Gov. Jerry "Kill Businesses" Brown just signed this jobs-killing bill. It also slams Internet commerce globally, something anyone in California should oppose because of our huge Internet companies. Brown fashions himself a hip, with-it, high-tech kind of...

Left spitting mad at Jerry Brown

Wednesday, June 29th, 2011

Steven Greenhut: Maybe the old, cantankerous and unpredictable Jerry Brown is rearing his head at the state Capitol. The governor, despite being a close ally of the labor unions, actually vetoed Darrell Steinberg's noxious SB104, which would have essentially eliminated secret elections for unions. H...

Budget Ignores Public Employee Reform

Wednesday, June 29th, 2011

JUNE 29, 2010 Commentary By LANNY EBENSTEIN The state budget approved on Tuesday is the wrong way forward for the state of California. Though this budget does not rely upon new or extended general taxes, it would cut many vital services. This is neither desirable nor sustainable. The 2011-12...

John Shirey Calls The Kettle Black

Wednesday, June 29th, 2011

Steven Greenhut: The California Redevelopment Association's claim that the state's attempt to take money from redevelopment agencies is a form of "illegal extortion" is one of the most hypocritical and otherworldly statements I've heard in a long while. Never mind that redevelopment agencies are an ...

Democrats Pass Hinky Budget

Wednesday, June 29th, 2011

JUNE 29, 2011 By KATY GRIMES With a surprising lack of debate between parties, the California Legislature passed the budget late last evening, and only with a majority vote, attempting to close what began the year as a $26.6 billion deficit using a great deal of hope for increased state revenues. ...

Shallow Cuts For Lifeguard Pensions

Tuesday, June 28th, 2011

Katy Grimes: With the recent discovery that many Southern California lifeguards receive the same fat pensions as other "public safety" officers and fire fighters, the public outcry at the absurdity is apparently paying off. The Newport Beach City Council is scheduled to vote on a new contract for f...

Brown, Leg Conjure Up Phantom Budget

Tuesday, June 28th, 2011

JUNE 28, 2011 By KATY GRIMES In the shadow of the 2009 tax increases set to expire this Friday July 1, Gov. Jerry Brown and the Democrat party leadership announced Monday that a majority-vote budget deal had been reached. There was no Republican involvement or support. Based largely on the hope o...