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CA voters may upend national crime policy again

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October 16, 2014 By James Poulos. Thanks to a new ballot measure, Proposition 47, voters in California could soon eliminate the last vestiges of the state's tough-on-crime reputation. In a sea change from the 1990s, when high-profile, grisly crimes seized the state's attention, Californians have helped drive the national conversation about criminal justice toward a kinder, gentler approach. But the reality propellin...

VIDEO: Gov. Brown’s High-Speed Boondoggle Chugs On

NEW: VIDEO: Gov. Brown’s High-Speed Boondoggle Chugs On
October 16, 2014 By admin. Why would Gov. Brown make high-speed rail a budget priority? The Heritage Foundation's Stephen Moore joins CalWatchdog's James Poulos to discuss better transportation options that would actually serve the needs of Californians. ...

Covered CA dissects Prop. 45, doesn’t oppose it

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October 15, 2014 By Dave Roberts.   Officials at the Covered California insurance exchange, the state's implementation of Obamacare, worry passage of Prop. 45 could damage its operations, potentially affecting insurance coverage for millions of Californians. But the board has chosen not to notify California voters of their concerns by formally opposing Prop. 45. “The initiative could seriously undermine...

Minimum wage truth and consequences: Who’s listening?

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October 14, 2014 By Joel Fox.   Let’s hope voters become more engaged than some elected officials in the minimum-wage debate. Voters will be subjected to counterarguments in the minimum-wage debate. Raising the minimum wage undoubtedly will make things better for some minimum-wage workers – more to spend, raising some out of poverty. At the same time, it likely will cost some minimum-wage workers their...
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