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Lawmakers calling Gov. Brown’s bluff on Prop. 30 revenues

January 8, 2013 By admin. Jan. 8, 2013 By Katy Grimes On the first day of the new legislative session on Monday, two Republican lawmakers wasted no time introducing legislation to add some necessary spending restrictions to Proposition 30. Passed by California voters in November, Prop. 30 increased the income tax on individuals with income of $250,000 or more, and upped the sales tax on everybody in the sta...

Growth controls, not Prop. 13, produced state deficits

January 7, 2013 By admin. Jan. 7, 2013 By Wayne Lusvardi It is not Proposition 13 or greedy bankers, but the many layers of growth control laws that are the main instigator of the prolongation of California’s economic recession since 2007.  And with the recession has come state and local government budget deficits, pending municipal bankruptcies, an un-closable funding gap in the state public pension syste...

More CA laws choke us

January 6, 2013 By Steven Greenhut. Jan. 6, 2013 By Steven Greenhut This year’s Rose Parade in Pasadena, California featured the Department of Defense’s “Freedom Isn’t Free” float. While nothing is close to free when DOD is involved—the B-2 bomber that made a fly-by as parade-goers cheered cost more than twice its weight in gold—the rose- and carnation-covered replica of the Korean War Veterans Memorial got...

CA strikes blow for privacy rights

January 5, 2013 By Joseph Perkins. Jan. 5, 2013 By Joseph Perkins Randi Zuckerberg made news recently when a family photo she posted on her Facebook account was reposted on Twitter without her knowledge or consent. The big sis of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg was not amused. “Digital etiquette: always ask permission before posting a friend’s photo publicly,” she admonished the culprit who trampled upon her privacy...
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