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Californians distrust state government

Nine out of 10 Californians believe state government wastes their tax dollars. Two-thirds believe state government is run for the benefit of a few special interests and state officials cannot be trusted to do the right thing. Those results from a

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The whole truth about California’s employment picture

News on the economy appears good with new national numbers on economic growth released and polls measuring the attitudes about the job market ticking up. However, in California some troubling job numbers don’t get the attention they deserve. While quarterly

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Californians: Government is a ripoff 23

I’ve been wondering when most people would figure out that government is nothing but a ripoff, with the swag going to billionaire crony capitalists and highly paid public “servants.” As the dreaded April 15 approaches, when government gets serious about

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Only 54% oppose bullet train? Sheesh 3

March 22, 2013 By Chris Reed When word came out Thursday night that a new PPIC poll showed the public was against the bullet train fiasco, I wasn’t surprised. But only 54 percent? Wow. Here’s John Myers’ account: “The survey

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Poll Softening Up Voters For Split Roll Tax 9

Dec. 8, 2012 By Wayne Lusvardi “Ignorance is strength.” –- George Orwell California’s opinion polling has deteriorated to “measuring the public’s satisfaction with its ignorance” fed to them by pollsters. That is the only conclusion that can be made from

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Prop. 13 ‘split roll’ looms: Karma for Chamber of Commerce? 7

Nov. 7, 2012 By Chris Reed For years, the California Chamber of Commerce has had a squishy aversion to confrontation and a comfort level with Sacramento’s machine politicians that should inflame any small-government conservative. What has this toadying and willingness

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Unhappy Californians unwilling to change 58

Sept. 24, 2012 By Steven Greenhut SACRAMENTO — California residents are depressed about the economy and see little hope for change in the near future, yet they seem more reluctant than ever to change the current high-tax, union-dominated political course

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PPIC poll ignores big drop in support for Brown’s tax 53

May 30, 2012 By Wayne Lusvardi A recent California opinion poll selectively reports data only in favor of Gov. Brown’s tax increase proposal on the November 2012 ballot. Conversely, it ignores data indicating growing opposition to Brown’s package of income

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Dueling demographers: When will CA’s population hit 50 million? 11

April 25, 2012 By Wayne Lusvardi When will California’s population “pop” at 50 million persons?  Two recent studies conducted by the Population Dynamics Research Group at the University of Souther California and the Public Policy Institute of California differ widely

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Tax Polls Irrelevant Now 0

John Seiler: Joel Fox makes some good points about the recent PPIC poll on tax increases. Supposedly the poll showed big margins of folks backing tax increases. But Fox pointed out that the recent Republican poll numbers in the primary

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