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Green Bank Czar could oversee new state bureaucracy

Obama czars
March 7, 2014 By Wayne Lusvardi.   In American political parlance, a "czar" is a government official put in charge of a project. For example, the head of the federal Drug Enforcement, currently Michele M. Leonhart, commonly is dubbed the "drug czar." Now state Sen. Kevin de Leon, D-Los Angeles, is proposing to establish what in our state could be called a Green Bank Czar. This still is in the early stages, but is...

Amid Capitol’s gift extravagance, Gatto sets standard for ethics

Mike Gatto
March 7, 2014 By John Hrabe. Mike Gatto's life is an open book. Last January, his daughter, Evangelina, received a $50 gift certificate from a family friend. During the summer recess, he enjoyed dinner with a star of CSI: Miami. In October, one stock in his investment portfolio took a hit. And just before Christmas, Gatto "re-gifted" a pair of coveted Rose Bowl tickets to a star student athlete. It's all informatio...

CalWatchdog.com story spurs San Diego lawmakers to introduce bill

March 6, 2014 By John Hrabe. Two San Diego legislators are calling on the federal government to end the practice of paying people with disabilities less than minimum wage. Democratic Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez and State Sen. Ben Hueso have introduced Assembly Joint Resolution 36 to increase pressure on Congress to repeal a Depression-era law, which advocates for people with disabilities describe as "humiliating...

Art Laffer: Stop taxing profits and neuter the IRS

Art Laffer: Stop taxing profits and neuter the IRS
March 5, 2014 By admin. http://youtu.be/tORhOgdgX4k    
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