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PG&E pays the price for deadly explosion — CA doesn’t 1

Late on a September afternoon in 2010, the big orange California sun was dropping toward Sweeney Ridge just east of the blue-collar town of San Bruno on the San Francisco Peninsula. Families were preparing dinner and catching up on the

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Crazifornia: CalPERS Death Star looming nearer still 8

May 3, 2013 By Laer Pearce I have a financial planner friend who often includes tax-free municipal bonds in his customers’ portfolios and therefore closely tracks matters like the Stockton bankruptcy’s potential impact on municipal bond rates. He definitely did

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Sen. Diane Feinstein’s husband wins CA rail contract 54

April 26, 2013 By Katy Grimes U.S. Sen. Diane Feinstein’s husband Richard Blum, won the first phase construction contract for California’s high-speed rail. I’m shocked, shocked I tell you. If I didn’t witness the insanity and corruption in politics every day,

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Crazifornia: Will it be Gov. Brownout? 29

Feb. 13, 2013 By Laer Pearce On Jan. 31, the strained California electricity grid marked the one year anniversary of the shutting down of Unit 3 at the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station. The reactor was taken off-line when pinhole

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Crazifornia: Franchise Tax Board kills the Golden State Goose 24

Jan. 22, 2013 By Laer Pearce California’s hostility towards business, and willingness to tax it into oblivion, is storied. As State Senator Ted Gaines, R-Roseville, is quoted in my recent book, “Crazifornia“: “I am tired of my constituents and other

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Crazifornia: Three ‘crappy’ regulatory battles 3

Nov. 30, 2012 By Laer Pearce For a lot of very good reasons, California’s environmental regulators have earned a reputation for being, well, crappy to the rest of us. Three ongoing California regulatory battles over poop reinforce their already well-deserved

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Crazifornia: Moneyball time in Sacramento 10

Oct. 8, 2012 By Laer Pearce Gov. Jerry Brown is no Billy Beane. Coaching a bottom-dwelling state, Brown is continuing to dole out big money for policies that are past their prime and failing to perform. California remains at the bottom

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It’s a tragedy! It’s a comedy! It’s Crazifornia! 44

Oct. 2, 2012 By Wayne Lusvardi In 2050, after California was hit with a 6.9 Richter scale earthquake on the Hayward Fault, the city of Vallejo didn’t suffer much because it already was a ghost town. California no longer had

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Crazifornia exodus: People fleeing dense cities, regulations 47

Oct. 1, 2012 By Laer Pearce In The Great California Exodus: A Closer Look, the Manhattan Institute has chronicled California’s fall from “the state with more jobs, more space, more sunlight, and more opportunity” to, well, the state with more

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37 Is the new 65: A field day for trial lawyers

Commentary Sept. 19, 2012 By Laer Pearce The warm, caring hands of government are poised to protect us once again.  Just like how California started protecting us in 1986 from chemicals it knew, in its wisdom, could cause cancer, birth

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