May, 2012

Assembly passes bad Cap and Trade bill

Tuesday, May 29th, 2012

May 29, 2012 Katy Grimes: The Assembly today passed the controversial Cap and Trade bill,  Assembly Bill 1532, by Assembly Speaker John Perez, D-Los Angeles, which would deposit Cap and Trade carbon credit permit monies into a new Greenhouse Gas Reduction Account, to be managed by the California A...

California counting its carbon tax riches

Tuesday, May 29th, 2012

May 29, 2012 By Katy Grimes While the rest of the country shuns carbon trading schemes, California politicians continue to embrace the concept, and are forging ahead with a Cap and Trade carbon trading system. But eight states have dropped out of California’s Western Climate Initiative, leaving ...

“Debacle:” Obama’s space alien movie made in California

Tuesday, May 29th, 2012
“Debacle:” Obama’s space alien movie made in California

May 29, 2012 By Wayne Lusvardi President Barack Obama’s “stimulus” flying saucer landed in California in February 2009. This isn't something from Steven Spielberg's "E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial." It's the actual description from Paul Krugman, the Nobel Prize-winning economist and New York...

CA debt much larger than reported

Tuesday, May 29th, 2012

May 29, 2012 By Katy Grimes Reports of California's debt usually just include the $17 billion budget deficit. But California also owes the federal government $14 billion, and public schools $10 billion. While California sputters under  the massive debt, legislators continue to take up ridiculous...

Tom Fuentes’ California Legacy Continues

Monday, May 28th, 2012

May 28, 2012 By Brian Calle Saying goodbye to a friend is never easy. Last week was particularly difficult for many residents of Orange County and elsewhere who had known – or had their lives impacted by – Tom Fuentes. The chairman emeritus of the Orange County Republican Party finished hi...

More perks for our government masters

Saturday, May 26th, 2012

May 26, 2012 By Steven Greenhut Democrats and Republicans in the California Legislature have once again broadcast this troubling fact: they are far more concerned about the ever-expanding demands of a relatively small group of public sector union members than they are about the public welfare of t...

UC San Fran’ s hypocrisy on Prop. 29 campaign funding

Friday, May 25th, 2012

May 25, 2012 By John Seiler I love this part of the political campaign, just before the election, because the candidates and special interests get desperate and start slinging mud at one another. The late, great columnist Mike Royko said that "mud-slinging" is really "truth-slinging." Consider th...

Growing CA’s education welfare system

Friday, May 25th, 2012

May 25, 2012 By Katy Grimes SACRAMENTO -- Democratic Assembly Speaker John Perez, D-Los Angeles, has been pushing unusually hard to get a tax bill passed, but it’s not looking good. There is no getting around the fact that AB 1500, a bill he's sponsoring, would impose a $1 billion tax increase...

Big dairy sours on state price controls

Friday, May 25th, 2012

May 25, 2012 By Joseph Perkins A civil war has broken out within California’s dairy industry, pitting milk producers against cheesemakers. The two sides are at odds over the state Department of Food and Agriculture’s valuation of whey, the liquid left after curds are separated from milk to ma...

Prop 29 shaping up to be fiscal disaster

Thursday, May 24th, 2012

May 25, 2012 By Katy Grimes What do stem cell research and cancer research have in common? In California, both health causes serve as money making mechanisms for bureaucrats. Stem cell research In 2004, California voters passed the stem cell initiative, Proposition 71, which authorized the cre...