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State Dems eager to implement Obamacare train wreck
The wheels may be starting to come off the Obamacare train as it rolls out nationally. But California Democrats are more interested in greasing the skids than preventing what critics fear will be a train wreck. SB 639, by Sen. Ed Hernandez, D-West Covina, is one of several bills making their way ...
Leftists seek SEC regulation of corporate speech
This is the second in a two-part series on the battle over corporate political speech. Part one can be read here. “We see political spending as distorting markets in policy making and creating a skewed playing field,” said Bruce Freed, founder of the Center for Political Accountability, in a ...
Debaters clash over allowing corporate free speech
This is the first article in a two-part series on the battle against corporate political speech. The U.S. Supreme Court’s Citizen’s United decision in 2010 affirmed the right of businesses, associations and unions to freely engage in politics. Since then, leftist groups have increased the pr...
Bill targets ‘shakedown’ lawsuits
Proposition 65, "The Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986,” has morphed into “The Unsafe Doing Business in California and Toxic Lawsuit Act of 1986-2013.” It was intended to keep chemicals that cause cancer and birth defects out of drinking water, and to reduce exposure to ...
Bond Holders Seek Governmental Transparency
Editor’s Note: This is the fourth in a CalWatchDog.com Special Series of 12 in-depth articles on municipal bankruptcy. Once upon a time buying a municipal bond was considered a safe bet. A decent rate of return with little risk ­-- just the thing for junior's college fund and grandma's retirem...
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