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The California train to nowhere

September 18, 2012 By admin. Sept. 18, 2012 By B. Wayne Hughes Jr. This past July, the California Legislature approved starting construction on the first 130 miles of the much hyped high-speed rail from San Francisco to Anaheim.  That’s an ante of $8 billion just for a seat at the table. As many of you may know, the state budget is woefully underfunded at around $90 billion.  And even though initial monies for ...

Bernanke’s QE3 slamming California economy

September 17, 2012 By external_admin. Sept. 17, 2012 By Wayne Lusvardi Those desperately in search of a cure for cancer will often try apricot pits bought in Mexico, exotic herbs or light therapy treatments. None has been proven to be effective. In an action with direct implications for California, the Federal Reserve Bank is conducting a third desperate round of “quantitative easing” as the therapy of last resort, ...

Chicago teachers stifle reform

September 17, 2012 By Steven Greenhut. Sept. 17, 2012 By Steven Greenhut Chicago's public school teachers went on strike last week over a modest plan to extend their work day and subject them to the type of standardized performance testing they typically administer to students. The walkout provided a fresh reminder that teachers unions exist to expand the pay and protections for teachers, not to help "the children." Unions...

Prop. 32 Fight Won’t Be Settled in November

September 16, 2012 By admin. Sept. 17, 2012 By John Hrabe Conservative activists see Proposition 32, California’s latest paycheck protection measure, as a potential game changer. “When Prop. 32 passes, unions will be on an even level with other power groups,” said Stephen Frank, a Republican grassroots activist and publisher of the California Political News and Views. “This will have a major effect on cam...
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