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Gas price hike is test run for Cap and Trade

October 9, 2012 By admin. Oct. 9, 2012 By Wayne Lusvardi Think today's high gas prices are bad? Wait until Cap and Trade's surtax on gasoline hits starting Jan. 1, 2013. Cap and Trade is being imposed as part of AB 32, the Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006. Under Cap and Trade, gas prices are expected to increase from $0.26 to $1.61 per gallon. One study concluded that, if all the provisions of Cap and T...

Crazifornia: Moneyball time in Sacramento

October 8, 2012 By admin. Oct. 8, 2012 By Laer Pearce Gov. Jerry Brown is no Billy Beane. Coaching a bottom-dwelling state, Brown is continuing to dole out big money for policies that are past their prime and failing to perform. California remains at the bottom of the education, business-friendliness and government efficiency rankings -- and at the top of taxation, regulation and fleeing residents rankings. Be...

Leg committee hearing: Prop. 30 a loser

October 8, 2012 By admin. Editor’s note: This is the first in a series of articles on the propositions on the November ballot. Oct. 8, 2012 By Dave Roberts Proposition 30 is either a vital lifeline for budget-ravaged schools and social services. Or it’s unnecessary taxation by a government with a record of wasting money that will accelerate the exodus of residents and businesses out of state. It would inc...

Green chemistry regulations poison California jobs

October 8, 2012 By admin. Oct. 8, 2012 By John Hrabe Four years ago Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger signed into law California’s controversial Green Chemistry regulations: AB 1879 by Assemblyman Mike Feuer, D-Los Angeles, and SB 509 by Senator Joe Simitian, D-Palo Alto. He proclaimed that the state was adopting “the most comprehensive green chemistry program in the world.” The laws, which only took ful...
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