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Dems back Prop. 45 medical insurance price controls
The Democratic Party just backed Proposition 45, which would give the state insurance commissioner vast new powers to regulate medical insurance rates. According to the Bee, the initiative pits "trial lawyers and consumer groups against doctors and hospital groups." According to R Street, "Such ...
Judge rules smelt can’t stop water sales
  On June 13, a coalition of sports fishermen and Northern California groundwater users sued to stop water sales to the parched Central Valley. They contended conveying water through the Delta would kill Delta Smelt fish. But that didn’t convince a federal judge after two highly qualifi...
CA law promoting school choice, competition barely used
Advocates of education choice in California have been fighting the good fight for decades. They've gotten nowhere with school vouchers but have a strong record with charters -- albeit a record that requires a constant struggle to defend against the hostility of teacher unions. The U.S. Education ...
Cartoon: CalPERS and Stockton
Backdrop to CalPERS’ many debacles: Agency thinks it’s great
The giant California Public Employees' Retirement System, as one might suspect from its massive and self-important Sacramento headquarters, thinks it is the bomb -- a flawless organization that should inspire awe in onlookers. Yes, of course, the phenomenon of government agency leaders and their ...
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