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Ending water wars could spark tax wars

  Phil Isenberg wants to end California’s water wars. The member of the Delta Stewardship Council and its past chair wants to connect the cost of water more closely to its users. According to a report by the California Economic Summit, he

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Legitimacy, not consensus, is key to Delta modernization 1

May 3, 2013 By Wayne Lusvardi Do we care whether there is a consensus about what to do with the so-called natural resources of the Sacramento Delta among scientists and interest group “stakeholders” in California?  The Public Policy Institute of

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Do 57 percent really want higher CA property taxes? 9

Feb. 1, 2013 By Wayne Lusvardi A new public opinion poll reported 57 percent of all California “adults” would favor lowering the majority threshold required to pass “local school parcel taxes.”  But only property owners — not all “adult” residents

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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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PPIC Downplays Bad CA Biz Climate 1

APRIL 18, 2011 By WAYNE LUSVARDI You can’t eat California’s mild weather, but you can tax it.  That seems to be the consensus online opinion of the average Joe and Jane about a study released last week that concluded that

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