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NEW: Split-roll tax bill strikes at Prop. 13

Thursday, April 17th, 2014
Howard Jarvis

  Almost every year in the California Legislature Proposition 13 becomes a target for those seeking higher taxes. The 1978 tax-limitation measure, among other things, requires a two-thirds vote for local tax increases. As budget maneuvers heat up in the Legislature, state Sen. Lois Wolk, D-Da...

NEW: Video: Taking on the teachers unions’ political agenda

Thursday, April 17th, 2014
NEW: Video: Taking on the teachers unions’ political agenda

Rebecca Friedrichs is an Orange County school teacher who is fighting for her right not to be associated with the political activity the nation's most powerful union. She is ready to take her fight all the way to the United States Supreme Court. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1QcbnyS9Es&list...

NEW: Video: Would a flat tax make CA’s comeback last?

Thursday, April 17th, 2014
NEW: Video: Would a flat tax make CA’s comeback last?

CalWatchdog.com editor-in-chief Brian Calle discusses the California economic comeback with writer Stephen Moore. http://youtu.be/4OJNdIKfKes

NEW: Video: Stephen Moore: CA is crushing the middle class

Thursday, April 17th, 2014
NEW: Video: Stephen Moore: CA is crushing the middle class

Stephen Moore, formerly of the Wall Street Journal, gives his take on California and what he terms its entitlement mentality. http://youtu.be/OJ0A9swPHT0

NEW: Video: An unsustainable recovery in California

Thursday, April 17th, 2014
NEW: Video: An unsustainable recovery in California

Former California State Finance Director Tom Campbell gives his take on California's economic outlook.   http://youtu.be/LJ7cvhzWgvE

NEW: Video: Jerry Brown’s biggest challenge in CA

Thursday, April 17th, 2014
NEW: Video: Jerry Brown’s biggest challenge in CA

Chapman University Law School Dean Tom Campbell explains to CalWatchdog.com's editor-in-chief Brian Calle how he believes the biggest challenge Gov. Jerry Brown faces is the "regulatory death that businesses see when they look at California." http://youtu.be/PZgKSa1FLXk  

Video: The wisdom of Milton Friedman

Wednesday, April 16th, 2014
NEW: Video: The wisdom of Milton Friedman

If Milton Friedman were alive today, what words of wisdom would he impart on us? CalWatchdog.com editor-in-chief Brian Calle asks Friedman's protégé and Dean of Chapman University School of Law, Tom Campbell. http://youtu.be/UBvaVrvfodg

Video: How bag ban kills jobs and might make you sick

Wednesday, April 16th, 2014
NEW: Video: How bag ban kills jobs and might make you sick

The ban on bags at the grocery store has multiple unintended consequences. John Phillips tells Alexis Garcia why the bag ban won't make anybody healthier. http://youtu.be/fn2hFIn-mvk The opinions of guests on CalWatchdog do not necessarily reflect the opinions of CalWatchdog or its editors and...

Video: Improving Public Education 101

Wednesday, April 16th, 2014
NEW: Video: Improving Public Education 101

CalWatchdog's Brian Calle talks to Liz Fagen, a superintendent from Colorado, who outlines the basic changes that have helped transform schools, improve education and pay teachers more. http://youtu.be/1OPGMumjLFU

Covered CA gains only modest signups in ‘final hours’

Wednesday, April 16th, 2014

As the last blanket deadline extension arrived, late signups slowed down on Covered California, the state's Obamacare exchange. Difficulties brought on by the website's inability to process a wave of applicants gave officials an opportunity to push back the original March 31 deadline. That, in tu...