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Calif. refuses to generate own electricity

August 3, 2012 By Joseph Perkins. Aug. 3, 2012 By Joseph Perkins George Santayana famously warned, “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” So it is that, only a decade after the Great California Energy Crisis, during which wholesale electricity prices ran up 800 percent in an eight-month span, state energy officials once again find themselves complaining of market manipulation by an electr...

Calif. retiree health care time bomb is ticking

August 3, 2012 By admin. Aug. 3, 2012 By Dave Roberts When discussing California’s exorbitant benefits for state government employees that are threatening to bankrupt the state, much of the focus has been on pensions. And rightly so, with estimates of the unfunded pension liability exceeding $500 billion. But there’s another benefit time bomb ticking away, threatening to blow out the budget in the coming d...

New analysis of June 6 primary: Republicans gained on Democrats

August 2, 2012 By admin. Aug. 2, 2012 By Katy Grimes Democrats should be upset and Republicans smiling at the numbers from the June 5 primary, a new CalWatchDog.com analysis shows. That's contrary to the popular belief that Republicans are faltering in the Golden State. Primary voters can usually be counted on as staunch partisan voters. However, the primary results in California showed that there were sign...

Calif. default risk turns Gov. Brown into a capitalist

August 2, 2012 By admin. Aug. 2, 2012 By Chriss Street There is nothing like the threat of insolvency and a downgrade to junk bond status to motivate traditionally liberal politicians to abandon the environmentalists who heavily fund their campaigns.  Last week, Gov. Jerry Brown of California tossed one of his core campaign-bundling constituencies under-the-bus at a bill-signing event in downtown Los Angeles....
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