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Enviro policies spike CA electricity prices 70 percent

September 5th, 2013 By Wayne Lusvardi. Californians are starting to pay for the cost of the state's Draconian environmental laws. Wholesale electricity market prices spiked about 70 percent over last year.  So reports the Independent System Operator that manages California’s electric transmission and distribution line grids.  The reasons given by the ISO are: Natural gas prices rose about 50 percent over th...

Audit: Secretary of State wastes $22 million on voting machines

September 3rd, 2013 By Dave Roberts. When Debra Bowen was a candidate for California secretary of state in 2006, two of her top three priorities, according to SmartVoter.org, were to: Ensure that the state’s voting systems are accurate and secure by introducing strict auditing requirements so that every vote is counted as it was cast. Register every eligible voter, encourage every voter to participate on Election Da...

Is California the next Detroit?

August 27th, 2013 By Robert J. Cristiano, Ph.D.. Editor’s Note: CalWatchdog.com has been following Detroit’s economic situation for several years, and in light of its recent filing for Chapter 9 bankruptcy, we are re-releasing a series of articles detailing the city’s challenges. This piece was originally posted on CalWatchdog, August 14, 2012. Most Californians live within about 50 miles of its majestic coastline — for goo...

Will California become Detroit on the Pacific?

August 26th, 2013 By Robert J. Cristiano, Ph.D.. Editor's Note: CalWatchdog.com has been following Detroit's economic situation for several years, and in light of its recent filing for Chapter 9 bankruptcy, we are re-releasing a series of articles detailing the city's challenges. This piece was originally posted on CalWatchdog, February 18, 2013. Environmentalists have used the allusion of the canary in the mineshaft when describin...
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