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Poll Softening Up Voters For Split Roll Tax

December 8, 2012 By admin. Dec. 8, 2012 By Wayne Lusvardi “Ignorance is strength.” –- George Orwell California’s opinion polling has deteriorated to “measuring the public’s satisfaction with its ignorance” fed to them by pollsters. That is the only conclusion that can be made from the recent opinion poll released by the Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC). The poll incredibly indicates...

The Tobacco Settlement Bait-And-Switch

December 8, 2012 By Joseph Perkins. Dec. 08, 2012 By Joseph Perkins “California’s lawsuit against the tobacco industry has reached a successful conclusion that provides a major victory in the fight against smoking.” So said Bill Lockyer, then the state’s attorney general, back in 1999. The settlement guaranteed the state “$1 billion a year in perpetuity,” according to the AG. It was to be used to protect Cal...

PRI Study: California public-sector compensation soaring

December 7, 2012 By admin. Analysis Dec. 7, 2012 By John Seiler A new study by the Pacific Research Institute shows that compensation for the public sector in California is soaring far above that of the private sector. PRI is CalWatchDog.com's parent think tank. For California state and local governments, "a key driver of the budget crises is overly generous government compensation packages," the study found....

High-speed rail in bed with unions

December 6, 2012 By admin. Dec. 7, 2012 By Katy Grimes There have been warnings since Proposition 1A was passed in 2008 that the rail authority would award construction contracts to union contractors, providing a bidding advantage to companies that agree to sign a Project Labor Agreement. Now, it appears that the High-Speed Rail Authority is finalizing these predicted plans. While the public has not seen ...
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