Regulations

GOP can’t find bridge for troubled water bill

Friday, December 12th, 2014

The fate of a bipartisan drought bill passed Tuesday by the U.S. House of Representatives is as cloudy as California skies in recent days. The bill was crafted by GOP congressmen with Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., although she opposed the final version. But even if the bill didn't face cert...

CA bans wildlife hunting contests

Thursday, December 11th, 2014
Wile E Coyote

Wile E. Coyote is smirking. Despite a robust and thriving population, coyotes have just received an unprecedented degree of legal protection from the Golden State. Bringing a longstanding rural tradition to an end, the California Fish and Game Commission cracked down on competitive hunting events...

Minimum wage debate: history and examples

Monday, December 8th, 2014

  With rallies in Los Angeles and Bay Area cities seeking a $15 minimum wage for fast food workers and state Sen. Mark Leno, D-San Francisco, introducing a bill to increase the state minimum wage over the recent boost the Legislature approved, the debate on the minimum wage is sure to heat...

VIDEO: Steve Forbes can fix California, but Sacramento won’t listen

Thursday, December 4th, 2014
VIDEO: Steve Forbes can fix California, but Sacramento won’t listen

Gov. Jerry Brown once supported a flat tax and Steve Forbes tells CalWatchdog.com's Brian Calle that would be 真人麻将游戏平台 the first step toward unleashing the economic power of the Golden State. ...

VIDEO: A CEO’s advice for Gov. Jerry Brown

Thursday, December 4th, 2014
VIDEO: A CEO’s advice for Gov. Jerry Brown

Innovation is at the core of California's identity. Now the Golden State needs to embrace innovation to build a better future. The CATO Institute's John Allison joins Brian Calle to discuss the right ways to reform the state, including privatizing education. ...

CA housing policies clash in Encinitas

Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014
Encinitas

  How much can state and federal law dictate local housing policy? That confrontation has turned over headlines in Encinitas, where residents are debating which policy should be adopted by them at the ballot box in 2016. According to KPBS, “Under California law, every city has to hav...

Realignment worsens woes for CA county jails

Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014

Pushed by the courts to thin out California's state prisons, Gov. Jerry Brown has imposed a cascade of burdens on the county jails required to receive waves of inmates. The latest of these has caused extra heartburn for county sheriffs -- a sharp uptick in illegal drug use and trafficking. While t...

Obama poised to accelerate CA’s rolling amnesty

Wednesday, November 19th, 2014
Mexico-U.S. border, illegal immigrants, wikimedia

Many Americans across the country have expressed uncertainty or alarm about president Obama's executive action on immigration, which he will announce tomorrow. However, in California, where millions of illegal immigrants live, a semi-formal version of state-level amnesty has been gathering steam f...

Public pension struggles roil CA

Tuesday, November 18th, 2014

The public pensions crisis has not subsided in California -- nor has the conflict that surrounds it. A waves of political, legal and policy developments have kept the issue at the center of the state's attention. In addition to a key election and a closely-watched lawsuit, a new initiative out of...

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

Monday, November 10th, 2014
VIDEO: Is the pot legalization movement more important than the Tea Party?

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. ...