Posts Tagged ‘California’

CA fossil-fuel foes want to ban more than just fracking

Thursday, July 17th, 2014

California foes of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, have been surprised and disappointed at their inability to get Gov. Jerry Brown or the Legislature to ban the practice. Brown's support for a law regulating but permitting the newly improved drilling technique barely seemed to discomfit the oil i...

A California vs. Texas analysis that breaks the mold

Friday, May 23rd, 2014
FriscoTexasWaterTower

The California vs. Texas fight has gotten stale for my tastes. It's insanely annoying how so many California defenders simply ignore basic facts like Texas is creating more middle-class jobs or that Texas' Latino and black students do better than California's in K-12 test scores such as the NAEP....

CA splits off

Monday, May 5th, 2014
California, cagle, Bill Schorr, May 5, 2014

Today is CA Tax Freedom Day

Wednesday, April 30th, 2014

For Californians, today is Tax Freedom Day. That means, if you had to pay all your taxes first before getting any of your earnings for yourself and your family, from Jan. 1 to April 29, every cent would go to government. Only now, on April 30, would you start getting your own money to spend. Assumin...

Tax index: CA by far most taxed state

Sunday, April 27th, 2014
Taxifornia1

The Small Business and Entrepreneurship Council just came out with its annual report, "Small Business Tax Index 2014." California ranked 50th of the states -- dead last, worst, highest taxed, most overtaxed, extremest preposterously taxed. Here are the six states with the lowest tax gougings:...

On energy resources, will CA ignore lessons of North Dakota?

Sunday, April 20th, 2014
n.dakota.oil.gas

It was just less than two years ago that City Journal had the first high-profile story laying out the enormous economic potential of certain of California's natural resources: "The biggest onshore story is the potential of the Monterey Formation (also known as the Monterey Shale), a zone of petrole...

CA media: GOP dysfunction bigger topic than mass poverty

Thursday, April 10th, 2014

The Los Angeles Times' news analysis about how recent controversies are likely to hurt California Republicans with two constituencies they are trying to woo -- Latinos and women -- isn't loaded or biased. It's likely true. Here's a bit of it: "On Monday, a GOP gubernatorial candidate's inflammatory...

California Big One

Monday, April 7th, 2014
california earthquake, schorr, April 7, 2014

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Need to create middle-class CA jobs matters more than minimum wage

Wednesday, March 26th, 2014
Minimum-Wage_0

Economic conservatives seem wary over the attempts by Democrats at just about every level of government to focus on the minimum wage. But should they be? It provides an easy way to broaden the debate from how the poor are faring to how those in the middle class are doing. In California, it provides ...

CA suffers 2nd highest taxes; 2X liberal Wash State

Monday, March 24th, 2014
Wallet Hub rankings

A new study by WalletHub.com found California suffers the second highest state and local taxes of any state, after only New York. And California taxes, averaging $9,509 per family, are 2.4 times as high as even liberal Washington State; and a stunning four times as much as Wyoming. In the chart, ...