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Higher tuition hikes — for what purpose?

November 11, 2014 By Joel Fox.   Last week, on a post-election panel presented by Capitol Weekly, I raised the issue of potential tax increases being contemplated by public unions and other groups in the next election and said that one of the reasons more revenue was sought was to cover pension obligations. A union representative on the panel scoffed that pensions were "yesterday's news." Actually, pensi...

Questions Post-Election

November 10, 2014 By Joel Fox.   Votes are still being counted in the California election, but the results so far raise some thoughts and questions. Labor or Business — and the winner is? Both sides can point to victories — and defeats. Business-supported candidate Catharine Baker, a Republican, surprised labor official Tim Sbranti, a Democrat, in Assembly District 16. Ben Allen in Senate District...

Gov. Brown faces high-speed rail hurdles

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November 10, 2014 By Kathy Hamilton.   Republicans’ triumph last week in the U.S. Congress already is rippling across the country. Does that bother Gov. Jerry Brown and his push for getting more federal funding for California’s high-speed rail project? So far, Congress allocated only $3.5 billion as part of President Obama’s 2009 economic stimulus plan. Apparently not. The Los Angeles Times reported: “G...

VIDEO: Is the pot legalization movement more important than the Tea Party?

VIDEO: Is the pot legalization movement more important than the Tea Party?
November 10, 2014 By admin. California led the way on many fronts, including the legalization of marijuana. Is it time to give pot to needy Californians now? Reason Magazine's Editor Matt Welch joins CalWatchdog's James Poulos to talk about the weird world of legalization culture in California. ...
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