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NEW: CA advances driver’s licenses for illegals

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014

Despite incomplete approval from the federal government, California has begun forging ahead with driver's licenses for immigrants who are illegally present in California. A bill signed into law last year, Assembly Bill 60, was subject to additional requirements by the Department of Homeland Secu...

VIDEO: Is California becoming the boring state?

Monday, October 20th, 2014
NEW: VIDEO: Is California becoming the boring state?

Demographics are not on the side of the Golden State. The people we need to live here are leaving. Reason Magazine's Editor Matt Welch joins CalWatchdog's James Poulos to talk about his greatest fear of all: California gets boring. ...

Covered CA caught in Prop. 45 crossfire

Monday, October 20th, 2014
Yes on 45

On Proposition 45, some Democrats are feeling as if they got a transfusion of the wrong blood type. The initiative would give the state insurance commissioner the power to approve changes in health-insurance policies, including those by Covered California, this state's implementation of Obamac...

VIDEO: Can the GOP build a better brand by embracing unions?

Saturday, October 18th, 2014
VIDEO: Can the GOP build a better brand by embracing unions?

We may be experiencing a libertarian moment, but are blue collar workers the secret to give this moment a lasting impact? The Heritage Foundation's Stephen Moore joins CalWatchdog's James Poulos to discuss a new political alliance to challenge the supporters of big government. ...

Nurse union exploits Ebola crisis in negotiations

Friday, October 17th, 2014

Seizing on the growing concern about the deadly West African virus, the California Nurses Association, one of the state's most powerful unions, has added several Ebola-related provisions to its list of demands in its ongoing dispute with Kaiser Permanente. The two sides have been at an impasse ...

CA Supreme Court decision not full victory for high-speed rail

Friday, October 17th, 2014

On Wednesday, the California Supreme Court declined to review of an appellate Court decision regarding the project. The case commonly is referred to as “Tos/Fukuda/Kings County” after the county and two residents who sued to stop the project. This meant the July 31 ruling of the 3rd A...

CA voters may upend national crime policy again

Thursday, October 16th, 2014

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 conversat...

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

Thursday, October 16th, 2014
NEW: VIDEO: Gov. Brown’s High-Speed Boondoggle Chugs On

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

Wednesday, October 15th, 2014
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  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 th...

Minimum wage truth and consequences: Who’s listening?

Tuesday, October 14th, 2014

  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 ...