Posts Tagged ‘California’

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
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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, ...

CA taxes 150% higher than Washington state’s — to what benefit?

Friday, March 21st, 2014
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A new survey of state and local taxes finds California and New York take the biggest bite out of their residents' pocketbooks. The average Californian forks over $9,509 a year; the average New Yorker, $9,718. Alas, the mainstream media coverage of the report features the usual superficiality. The...

Buzz builds in TX, FL over privately funded bullet-train projects

Tuesday, March 11th, 2014
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Back in 2008, perhaps the single biggest thing that supporters of Proposition 1A had going for them was that a California bullet-train network just sounded cool and futuristic. Critics, however, pointed out correctly that the $9.95 billion bond that went along with 1A as seed money for the state pro...

When the rain comes

Tuesday, March 4th, 2014
California rain, Cagle, cagle, March 4, 2014

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Self-parody department: Dakota oil boom depicted as threat to CA safety

Thursday, February 27th, 2014
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The San Francisco Chronicle has broken new ground in over-the-top petrophobia. Not content to warp the California debate over fracking in the Golden State by never mentioning the Obama administration considers it safe, the Chronicle's editorial page actually is warning that North Dakota's fracking-...

‘We are destined to live with a growing and permanent underclass’

Wednesday, February 19th, 2014

It may be building very slowly, and years later than it should have first appeared. But there is beginning to be a groundswell of a broad understanding in California that there is a link between job creation and what the state government does. In recent months, Dan Walters of the Sac Bee has repeate...

Oregon has become the new California

Friday, February 7th, 2014

Imagine if a grizzly bear and a beaver squared off in a cage match. It would be a decided mismatch in the bear’s favor. That’s how interstate competition used to be between California – which prominently features a bear on its state flag – and Oregon – which boasts a two-sided flag, the...