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Declare war on lawsuit abuse

February 12, 2013 By Joseph Perkins. Feb. 12, 2013 By Joseph Perkins Inmate lawsuits have become a cottage industry here in California. The Associated Press reports that such litigation has cost the state’s taxpayers more than $200 million over the past 15 years. Gov. Jerry Brown suggests that much of that litigation is frivolous, ginned up by trial lawyers motivated less by concern for the state’s prison inmates, an...

Are higher taxes killing CA tax collection?

February 11, 2013 By admin. Feb. 11, 2013 By Chriss Street In January, California state tax collection beat Gov. Jerry Brown’s 2013-14 budget projections by $4.3 billion, or 39.1 percent.  The out-performance was due to two expected one-time events that took place: $1 billion in delayed sales tax deposits and $3.3 billion of taxes on capital gains, dividends and bonuses collected in January for a prior period....

Democrats now see downside of CEQA

February 11, 2013 By Steven Greenhut. Feb. 11, 2013 By Steven Greenhut SACRAMENTO -- Although many of California's legislative Democrats are eager to "test drive" the new two-thirds majorities their caucuses hold in the Assembly and Senate -- i.e., pushing the limits of their power to advance their progressive agenda -- others are focusing on a sensible reform that almost everyone knows is slowing job growth. Passed in 19...

Is CA really barreling down recovery road?

February 9, 2013 By admin. Feb. 9, 2013 By Wayne Lusvardi Former New York Times journalist Froma Harrop wrote on Real Clear Politics that it's “tough times for California bashers” because of the recent turnaround of the state. Harrop argued that those who have bashed California -- she sites Steven Greenhut in Reason magazine, George Will of ABC News and Charlotte Allen of the Weekly Standard -- are at a l...
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