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Are millennials being priced out of California?

California rain, cagle, Dec. 15, 2014
December 22, 2014 By John Hrabe. Are millennials being priced out of California? A recent report by the U.S. Census Bureau analyzing statistics from the latest American Community Survey showed the Millennial Generation is struggling to find full-time employment, obtain affordable housing and reach financial independence. The problems are particularly bad here in California. Young Californians are not only worse ...

CA lobbyists celebrate banner year

Lobbyists, cagle, wolverton, Aug. 19, 2013
December 19, 2014 By James Poulos. It's got a bad reputation, even in some parts of Washington, D.C. But lobbying is a way of life in California, where the practice shows no signs of letting up. In a string of news events and reports, the many faces of lobbying have resurfaced as the political year winds down. And Silicon Valley, forging its way deeper into politics, has pushed lobbying to the fore with its efforts ...

New tax would hit services

December 19, 2014 By Wayne Lusvardi.   Tax reform is in the air. One proposal is by state Sen. Bob Hertzberg, D-Los Angeles, also a former speaker of the Assembly. Senate Bill 8, the Upward Mobility Act, would raise $10 billion in sales and use taxes to replace the $7 billion Proposition 30 raised largely from taxes on the wealthy. Prop. 30 was passed by voters in 2012 and was heavily supported by Gov. Jerry Br...

De Leon rebuked for scrapping oversight office

Kevin de Leon, from his Senate website
December 18, 2014 By James Poulos. In a curious action, new state California Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de Leon, D-Los Angeles, has scrapped the government oversight office created by his predecessor, former Sen. Darrell Steinberg, D-Sacramento. The move has swiftly earned de Leon a fresh round of criticism. Steinberg himself was not shaken up about the news. He expressed confidence that similar work would be d...
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