Posts Tagged ‘California’

VIDEO: Is California becoming the boring state?

Monday, October 20th, 2014
NEW: VIDEO: Is California becoming the boring state?

Demographics are not on the side of the Golden State. The people we need to live here are leaving. Reason Magazine's Editor Matt Welch joins CalWatchdog's James Poulos to talk about his greatest fear of all: California gets boring. ...

You’re far more likely to be impoverished in CA than Mississippi

Sunday, October 19th, 2014

For decades, economists have complained about the stupidity of the Census Bureau's annual report on poverty in the U.S. because it didn't include cost of living in its rankings of the 50 states. An example of the old stats can be seen at right. Hilariously enough, the graphic based on the 2010 censu...

Dreamers leaving CA

Sunday, August 17th, 2014
Texas welcome sign

The New York Times ran a fascinating graphic showing how California, while still a major destination of those from foreign lands, no longer is the land of opportunity for people from other U.S. states. The Times: California, shown above, has long been the destination of American dreamers from ot...

Does anyone cover the news in Sacramento?

Thursday, July 31st, 2014
pew

California is perhaps the most significant state in the union both culturally and economically. One in every eight Americans lives here. In 2012, California’s GDP was $1.9 trillion — roughly the same size as that of Italy and Russia.  If we were a nation, we’d consistently be in the top-10 l...

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...