Posts Tagged ‘Jerry Brown’

NEW: Brown’s rainy-day fund

Monday, April 21st, 2014
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LAT: All hail ‘economic stability,’ surpluses achieved by Gov. Brown

Saturday, April 19th, 2014

The ability of Gov. Jerry Brown to convince the state press corps that he has righted California's listing ship continues to amaze. The Golden State has by far the highest poverty rate in the nation. One in six adults can't find full-time work -- the second worst rate in the U.S. At a time when inco...

Video: Art Laffer: California vs. Texas

Friday, April 18th, 2014
NEW: Video: Art Laffer: California vs. Texas

There are two types of states in the United States. Some are hiking taxes and others are cutting taxes. Economist Art Laffer explains how the experiments within the states are playing out nationwide and culminating with the difference between Texas and California. ...

CA continues to inhale ‘Medical’ marijuana

Friday, April 18th, 2014
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Faced with a growing chorus of concern among municipalities, California legislators are about to consider an innovative approach to the regulation of marijuana — tightening standards for the prescription and supply of medical-use pot. Though one new bill offers what looks like a common-sense appro...

Video: An unsustainable recovery in California

Thursday, April 17th, 2014
NEW: Video: An unsustainable recovery in California

Former California State Finance Director Tom Campbell gives his take on California's economic outlook.

Video: Jerry Brown’s biggest challenge in CA

Thursday, April 17th, 2014
NEW: Video: Jerry Brown’s biggest challenge in CA

Chapman University Law School Dean Tom Campbell explains to's editor-in-chief Brian Calle how he believes the biggest challenge Gov. Jerry Brown faces is the "regulatory death that businesses see when they look at California."  

New min wage law clears CA Senate committee

Monday, March 31st, 2014
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Two minimum wage hikes in two years for California? Just a year after Gov. Jerry Brown signed one minimum wage hike into law, the California Senate's Labor and Industrial Relations Committee last week greenlit an even faster and more sweeping boost. Last year, Brown signed Assembly Bill 10, by Ass...

Lawmakers’ paid-for jaunts prompt new disclosure bill

Wednesday, March 26th, 2014
Jerry Hill

Year in and year out, California lawmakers take advantage of one area where freebees are legal: travel. In 2013, they racked up more than half a million dollars in trips subsidized by "foreign governments, foundations fueled by corporate and labor money and nonprofits tied to specific industries," a...

Analysis: Kashkari unveils economic plan

Tuesday, March 25th, 2014

Neel Kashkari is running for governor under the slogan, "Jobs. Education. That's it." The Republican businessman today released his detailed, 26-page plan for the first part of that promise: Jobs. The title is, "Neel Kashkari's Jobs Plan: Rebuilding the Middle Class." The plan begins by attacking...

Sen. Boxer: Conservation would solve drought

Monday, March 24th, 2014
Palm Springs - Lake Perris

  Can California’s zero-sum water wars only be resolved by a system of stern water conservation?  That's what California U.S. Senator at large Barbara Boxer left as an unanswered question at a March 20 Palm Springs water symposium on the theme “Running Dry." Video here. Boxer quoted Pr...