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How federal ‘stimulus’ didn’t help California’s economy

September 13, 2012 By admin. Sept. 13, 2012 By Wayne Lusvardi How has the stimulus program of President Obama affected California? Have things gotten better? We can see the answer for the whole state by looking in detail at how stimulus money was spent in Pasadena. City Finance Director Vic Erganian said the city borrowed money at lower than normal interest rates and the funds opened the door for projects and job...

California Budget Project analysis of Prop. 30 slights slam to business, jobs

September 12, 2012 By admin. Sept. 12, 2012 By John Seiler Sometimes the left-leaning California Budget Project produces worthy studies. Its new analysis of Proposition 30 isn't one of them. Being pushed by Gov. Jerry Brown and the state's powerful government-worker unions, Prop. 30 would increase sales and income taxes taxes by from $6 billion to $8.5 billion a year. Supposedly the money would preclude cuts in K...

Bicycle zealots run over common sense with new laws

September 12, 2012 By admin. Sept. 12, 2012 By Katy Grimes If bicycling extremists had their way, California would fall out of love with the auto. Bicycle zealots have been aggressively pushing the state to reduce dependence on cars and greatly enhance the use of bikes and public transportation -- and Legislators are listening. The California Legislature just passed three bills allowing the state's bicycling ex...

Video: Why won’t Mitt Romney go after public-sector unions?

Video: Why won’t Mitt Romney go after public-sector unions?
September 11, 2012 By admin. Sept. 11, 2012 By Brian Calle I talked with Investors Business Daily columnist Andrew Malcolm on the influence of public-sector unions. ...
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