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New small biz survey supposedly supports tax increases

October 26, 2012 By admin. Oct. 26, 2012 By Katy Grimes A new survey of 500 small businesses claims that a majority of small business owners want high income earners to be taxed more. This is difficult to believe, and amazing timing with the election less than two weeks away. I participated in an early morning conference call on Thursday with Small Business Majority. They just published the survey titled, "S...

Prop. 34 latest attempt to abolish Calif. death penalty

October 25, 2012 By admin. Oct. 25, 2012 By Dave Roberts On May 1, 1992, Eric Houston, 20, strode into Lindhurst High School in Yuba County with a 12-gauge shotgun and a .22-caliber rifle. He shot and killed a teacher and three students, wounded 10 others and held 80 students hostage before surrendering after police promised he would serve no more than five years in a minimum security prison. Houston went on t...

Do tax hikes drive out millionaires?

Do tax hikes drive out millionaires?
October 25, 2012 By admin. Oct. 25, 2012 By John Seiler Just in time for an election about raising millionaires' taxes comes a study saying they won't leave. Instead, when their taxes are raised, they'll stay and shout, "Thank you, sir! May I have another!" The California Budget Project is touting the study, "Millionaire Migration: The Impact of Top Tax Rates." The study is by two professors, Charles Varner and...

Abuse of the disabled in state care detailed at hearing

October 24, 2012 By admin. Oct. 24, 2012 By Katy Grimes The most vulnerable people in California are caught in a bureaucratic nightmare with the state's Department of Developmental Services. A Joint Senate Committee on Budget and Fiscal Review and Human Services held yet another hearing Tuesday to cover the latest abuse allegations and facility closures. But little action was taken, other than a few mea culpa...
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