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Pro sports nonprofits seek special exemption from state raffle rules

Professional sports franchises have a track record of securing special exemptions from environmental regulations, landing sweetheart bond financing deals and collecting direct government subsidies for stadiums. Now, the nonprofit arms of these billion-dollar businesses are looking to gain a special exemption

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CA housing becomes political football

To borrow one metaphor, California’s housing market has become a double-edged sword, reminiscent of the bonanza days before the 2008 economic crisis. That’s why, to borrow another, it has also become a political football. With residents increasingly priced out of the state’s coastal metropolises, politicians

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‘Job killer’ employee schedule bill passes Assembly committee

A bill that punishes businesses for changing employees’ work schedules recently passed the Assembly Labor and Employment Committee, despite the California Chamber of Commerce warning that it’s a “job killer.” Assembly Bill 357 affects California food and retail businesses with

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Court strikes down tiered water pricing in San Juan Capistrano

San Juan Capistrano’s water fee usage plan ran afoul of Proposition 218’s taxpayer shield to protect taxpayers from being charged taxes disguised as fees and assessments. The goal of the tiered water plan was designed as a financial punishment for

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Obama’s Thanksgiving turkey: 3,145 new regulations 21

As if the California Legislature passing nearly 1,000 new bills a year were not enough. President Obama’s White House just released 3,415 new regulations, making 330 millions Americans into turkeys just before Thanksgiving. The Daily Caller reported: While Americans are focused

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VIDEO: Can Uber help the GOP gain control of the cities?

The Democratic Legislature in California is trying to regulate Uber’s car service out of business. Grover Norquist, founder of Americans for Tax Reform, discusses why the GOP should be rushing to its defense with CalWatchdog.com’s Brian Calle.

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CA left’s absurd new dogma: Regulations have no downside

Businesses like to make money. Smart business owners are happy to change their ways in search of how to increase or maximize profits. The hostility to change that one sees in a bureaucracy with no vested interest in making things

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Video: Would a flat tax make CA’s comeback last?

CalWatchdog.com editor-in-chief Brian Calle discusses the California economic comeback with writer Stephen Moore.

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Rick Perry returns to woo CA businesses 11

  Texas Gov. Rick Perry is returning next week to the Golden State. Maybe this time, California Gov. Jerry Brown will take him seriously. Perry made a four-day recruiting trip to California in February of last year, visiting San Francisco,

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D.C. can’t even provide itself with clean water

Washington, D.C. rules California, America — the world. Yet this from the Washington Post: “Residents and business owners in parts of upper Northwest Washington are being advised to continue boiling their water through Friday after a pumping station lost power,

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