Regulations

Gov. Brown’s legal strategy to prop up bullet train faltering

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014

Last week's decision from a state appeals court to issue a summary judgment denying the Brown administration's unusual request to block a second trial in which Kings County and other plaintiffs challenge California's high-speed rail project bodes terribly for the governor's overall legal strategy. T...

CA Republicans ‘stand with sriracha’

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014
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The debate over a hot sauce factory is spicing up California politics. After a small number of complaints over the factory's alleged smell, the city of Irwindale recently voted to declare Huy Fong Foods, makers of the popular sriracha condiment, a public nuisance. For state Republicans, tha...

Video: The truth about plastic bag bans

Saturday, April 19th, 2014
Video: The truth about plastic bag bans

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/riyLxM4Al1U

Video: Can CA tax its way to prosperity?

Friday, April 18th, 2014
NEW: Video: Can CA tax its way to prosperity?

California taxes are going up, but according to Americans for Tax Reform's Grover Norquist, the new revenue isn't going solve any problems. He explains why real change in the state need to come in the form of pension reform. http://youtu.be/fN88iWbSRZk

Video: Is cap and trade good policy for CA?

Friday, April 18th, 2014
NEW: Video: Is cap and trade good policy for CA?

Writer Stephen Moore, formerly of the Wall Street Journal, discusses how California's energy policy is driving businesses out of the state. http://youtu.be/tdJHAobQgeA

Video: Art Laffer: California vs. Texas

Friday, April 18th, 2014
NEW: Video: Art Laffer: California vs. Texas

There are two types of states in the United States. Some are hiking taxes and others are cutting taxes. Economist Art Laffer explains how the experiments within the states are playing out nationwide and culminating with the difference between Texas and California. http://youtu.be/XckRLlgUGsA ...

CA continues to inhale ‘Medical’ marijuana

Friday, April 18th, 2014
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Faced with a growing chorus of concern among municipalities, California legislators are about to consider an innovative approach to the regulation of marijuana — tightening standards for the prescription and supply of medical-use pot. Though one new bill offers what looks like a common-sense appro...

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: 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...

CA farmers lead new immigration push

Thursday, April 10th, 2014
Migrant farm labor

Immigration has become the biggest national issue involving California's farmers. In the state's agricultural heartland, a host of issues are on the agenda, ranging from this year's painful drought to marijuana eradication. But one matter looms large. Farmers need more laborers to work the fields...