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‘Hiding information a recurring theme’ for state

August 16, 2012 By admin. Aug. 17, 2012 By Katy Grimes The recent blockbuster news that the California Department of Parks and Recreation has squirreled away $54 million in special funds over the last 12 years has caused the California Legislature to jump on board the bandwagon and take a bigger roll in oversight. The state has more than 500 "special" funds, which are funded through fees that we all pay for ...

California’s Global Regulatory Regime

August 16, 2012 By admin. (Editor’s Note: This is the second part of a series on how California’s regulations affect the global economy. Part I is available here.) Aug. 16, 2012 By John Hrabe California’s regulations aren’t just a California problem. When the state’s obscure Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment began the process of regulating 4-methylimidazole, or 4-MEI, the subdivision...

The coming great California pension property tax earthquake

August 16, 2012 By admin. Aug. 16, 2012 By Wayne Lusvardi The most widespread and persistent folktale about California is that some day the entire state will break away from the North American continent and fall off into the vastness of the Pacific Ocean.  That day may not be too far off if what is unfolding in the growing number of municipal bankruptcy court cases in California plays out to its logical conseq...

Union pushing audit of CSU Extension ed

August 16, 2012 By admin. Aug. 16, 2012 By Katy Grimes The Joint Legislative Audit Committee hearing last week was a mini civics lesson in what is going on in state politics, and what bad policy the state’s special-interest groups and labor unions are continually pushing. When special interests and their compliant legislative counterparts don’t get their way and their bills are killed, they double down t...
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