Chiang: State Broke on March 8 12

JAN. 31, 2012 By CHRISS STREET State Controller John Chiang shocked California legislators today when he sent a letter announcing that the state will run out of cash on March 8. That is, unless Legislature allows state Treasurer Bill Lockyer

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Science: Time to Freeze AB 32 5

JAN. 31, 2012 By CHRISS STREET California’s wildly expensive AB 32, Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006, is supposed to prevent man-made global warming. AB 32 took effect Jan. 1 — just in time for it to suffer another devastating scientific

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How To Kill Death-Row Costs 14

John Seiler: I have a lot of problems with the death penalty. It is just to kill the worst criminals, who have removed themselves from civil society because of their murders and other high crimes. But I don’t trust the

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Cap and ‘Train’ Leaves the Station 6

JAN. 31, 2012 By WAYNE LUSVARDI Gov. Jerry Brown just proposed a new idea for financing California’s $100 billion high-speed rail project: Use the fees from the state’s Cap and Trade emission taxation program to fund it. This new hybrid

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CARB versus the Carburetor 4

JAN. 31, 2012 By KATY GRIMES The carburetor is losing the battle in California. Instead of acknowledging that auto designers and manufacturers are continually refining the internal combustion engine for efficiency, global warming activists want to scrap the engine. In

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Bills Address High-Speed Gravy Train 4

Katy Grimes: Gov. Jerry Brown announced over the weekend that he plans to fund California’s High-Speed Rail system through the state’s cap and trade program. There is a problem with this plan however, at the moment, it’s a good problem –

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Couple Abused at LAX for Tweets 5

John Seiler: Ever wonder if America is a police state? Wonder no more. Reports the Daily Mail: “Two British tourists were barred from entering America after joking on Twitter that they were going to ‘destroy America’ and ‘dig up Marilyn

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CA Bucks National School-Choice Reforms 3

The following first appeared in City Journal California. JAN. 30, 2012 By LARRY SAND January 22 through 28 marked the second annual National School Choice Week. While much of the rest of the country can celebrate some successes since last

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Dogfight Growls in 26th District House Race 5

JAN. 30, 2012 By JOHN HRABE “If you want a friend in Washington, get a dog,” goes an old adage. Just getting to Washington will be a test of friendship for the candidates in the dogfight over California’s new, redistricted

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