Waste, Fraud and Abuse

Cancel the kitchen scraps for Republicans

Wednesday, November 14th, 2012
Cancel the kitchen scraps for Republicans

Nov. 14, 2012 By Katy Grimes It appears that the majority of California voters are getting even. But this begs the question: With whom? The 2012 election was disastrous for Californians who support a free market, private-property rights, limited government and individual liberties. Labor unio...

Others feel wrath of police unions

Saturday, October 27th, 2012

Oct. 28, 2012 By Steven Greenhut FULLERTON -- Many people were outraged this summer after a private investigator, with ties to a law firm that represents 120 police unions in California, made an apparently false police report that a Costa Mesa councilman stumbled out of a bar, appearing drunk, and...

Calif. throws subsidy at Tesla Motors

Friday, October 12th, 2012

Oct. 12, 2012 By Joseph Perkins Memo to Occupy San Jose: I’ve got a ripe target for you on Santana Row, playpen for the Silicon Valley wealthy. Not Gucci, Burberry, Ferragamo or the other upscale stores along the Row. But Tesla Motors, the electric carmaker, whose co-founder and CEO, Elon Musk,...

CA to become sanctuary state?

Monday, August 27th, 2012

August 27, 2012 By Katy Grimes SACRAMENTO -- Immigration issues within states are becoming more prevalent. The usual complaints are that the federal government isn't doing enough to enforce U.S. policy. California is different. Earlier this year, it already embarked into uncharted territories, ...

Bid to reform teacher firing process thwarted

Friday, June 29th, 2012

June 29, 2012 By Joseph Perkins After passage in the state Senate by a 33-4 bipartisan majority, the Assembly Education Committee bowed this week to the state’s all-too-powerful teachers unions, rejecting a bill authored by Padilla, D-Van Nuys, that would have expedited the dismissal process for...

When the media become the story

Monday, April 2nd, 2012
When the media become the story

April 2, 2012 By Katy Grimes By now everyone in America knows the name of Trayvon Martin, the 17-year old tragically killed on February 26 by a Florida neighborhood watch captain. While the details of the case are still suspicious at this point, and have even been altered in some reports, one fact...

CA Wins if Obamacare Loses

Friday, March 30th, 2012

March 30, 2012 Kamala Harris must be chagrined. The California attorney general filed an amicus brief with the U.S. Supreme Court urging the justices to uphold the constitutionality of the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. But after three days of oral arguments this week, even H...

Another Black Eye for CA Cleantech

Friday, February 10th, 2012

FEB 10, 2012 A California company is held out as a model for the new green economy. It works its political connections in Washington to score a half-billion-dollar taxpayer subsidy from the Obama administration. It fails to deliver its much-hyped “clean energy” product. It shutters its manufact...

Making Public Pay for Budget Cuts

Monday, July 25th, 2011

JULY 25, 2011 By STEVEN GREENHUT Last year, one of my reporters and her adult son were walking in downtown Sacramento when a couple of young toughs tried grabbing her purse. She pulled back her purse, and the robbers lunged at the two of them, leaving the son's face covered in blood. Despite a fra...

Brownley's Bill Bashing Bad Bags

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2011

MARCH 2 Sometimes, writing about state government is too easy. No matter how dire the current budget crisis, or low public opinion of the Legislature can get, our elected officials continue to perpetuate The Nanny State. Yes, I put it in all capitals because just about everyone in the Capitol play...