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Legislature worries more about animal misery than human misery

California has the highest adjusted poverty rate in the nation — and by a significant margin. Nearly 1 in 4 state residents struggles to make ends meet. Unemployment was about the same in the nation as a whole in 2006.

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

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

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New gun laws firing in 2014

The New Year brings a fusillade of new gun laws Californians must follow. Capital Public Radio reports: Some California gun owners say they’re confused about the new gun laws that will take effect in 2014.  The law causing the most

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CA tops NY as ‘Most Hopeless State’ 12

June 7, 2013 By John Seiler Well, we still enjoy better weather. But our colleague Steven Greenhut makes the case that California is worse even than New York State under Gov. Andrew “Worse Even Than Pops Mario” Cuomo: Whenever a free-market

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Rebuking Bowen: High standards shouldn’t be surprising 1

March 15, 2013 By Chris Reed Democratic lawmakers have been a bit more likely to discomfit the status quo and show high expectations than normal this year. A Senate committee report strongly suggesting that school districts were stealing federal school

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Wealthy fleeing NY for FLA 2

Jan. 29, 2013 By John Seiler From the NY Post: “The city’s hedge-fund executives are flying south — and it’s not for vacation. “An increasing number of financial firms, especially private equity and hedge funds, are fed up with New

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On fracking, will Govs. Brown and Cuomo heed Ed Rendell? 0

Jan. 21, 2013 By Chris Reed With the op-ed in last week’s Wall Street Journal about California’s enormous potential for a fracking-driven energy boom, it’s beginning to look like how Gov. Jerry Brown deals with the issue will be a

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CA public worker pay soars to unsustainable levels 25

Dec. 19, 2012 By Wayne Lusvardi Last week Bloomberg News reported that California has the highest paid state workers in the 12 largest states by population.  But that didn’t tell the entire story. Sure, California has the highest paid public

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Even Hollywood is fleeing Taxifornia 0

Aug. 15, 2012 By John Seiler Hollywood’s leftist elite are big supporters of such causes as raising taxes and President Obama. The president is planning more events there in the fall to troll for campaign cash among the glitterati. Despite

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Don’t buy NEA snake oil 20

Editor’s note: This is cross-posted from our friend Larry Sand. The NEA is the parent union of the powerful California Teachers Association. July 24, 2012 By Larry Sand The teachers union uses bogus numbers to con the public into believing

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