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David Cay Johnston replies to my tax blog
Due to some technical problems, David Cay Johnston's reply to my blog, "Tax increases boost jobs?," was delayed two days till this morning. So I'm calling special attention to it here. Check it out and add replies if you wish....
Chiro settlement a reminder of board crony problem
This week, we got a fresh reminder of the problems created by the practice of allowing governors to appoint cronies and campaign contributors to cushy, well-paying jobs on the oversight boards of many state agencies. This is from the Sac Bee: Four years after a Sacramento jury found a Board of Chir...
Video: CalWatchdog in depth — Tracking high-speed rail in CA
CalWatchdog contributor Kathy Hamilton gives an overview of the current status of high-speed rail in California. http://youtu.be/GPKBVK8a_cs
Buzz builds for Brown ’16
Is the fourth time the charm for Gov. Jerry Brown's presidential aspirations? The question may well have more to do with politics at the national level than the state level. Believe it or not, a fresh round of chatter and interest is springing up around the idea of yet another presidential run for...
CA taxes have DROPPED $6 billion
Let me elaborate on something I mentioned in a blog yesterday: California taxes have dropped $6 billion in the last two years. That's because Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's record, $13 billion tax increase of 2009 expired and was replaced in 2012 by Gov. Jerry Brown's $7 billion tax increase of Prop...
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