Businesses fleeing CA taxes before ‘revenue cliff’ 4

Nov. 29, 2012 By John Seiler Just after I wrote an article yesterday on millionaires avoiding taxes, I met a guy I hadn’t seen in four years. He told me about a friend of his who owns a small factory

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Business closings bring huge losses 35

Nov. 28, 2012 By Katy Grimes When a business closes it’s doors forever, the impacts are far-reaching. The announcement of the upcoming closure of the Campbell’s Soup plant in Sacramento will have regional and statewide impact. Econ. 101 I may

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Well, lookie here: Jerry Brown serves as voice of reason 6

Nov. 28, 2012 By Chris Reed I think Gov. Jerry Brown’s good image in the media is driven much more by how competent/effective he seems in contrast to Arnold Schwarzenegger and Gray Davis than by actual success in making California

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Will millionaires avoid Prop. 30 tax increase? 33

Analysis Nov. 28, 2012 By John Seiler During the recent campaign, Gov. Jerry Brown insisted that people would not try to avoid his Proposition 30 tax increase by halting investments and “hiding” their money. Prop 30 boosts the top state

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Riordan drops L.A. pension reform 41

Nov. 27, 2012 By John Seiler It looks like only bankruptcy will bring pension reform to Los Angeles. Former Mayor Richard Riordan just dropped his efforts to put San Jose-San Diego-style pension reform before the city’s voters: “The sudden retreat

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PG&E misleads on rate increases 10

Editor’s Note: This is Part 2 of two. Part 1 is here.  Nov. 27, 2012 By Katy Grimes PG&E has openly misled about rate increases. In February 2011, PG&E announced the utility expected its electric rate to remain steady into

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Protecting bird poop: regulation as self-parody 10

Nov. 27, 2012 By Chris Reed Here in San Diego, regulatory insanity has hit an all-time high, with environmental rules preventing city officials from cleaning up bird poop. “California Cove Blessed With Nature’s Beauty Reels From Its Stench” was the

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What’s good for the goose is good for fraud victims 7

Nov. 26, 2012 Katy Grimes: Former Democratic campaign treasurer Kinde Durkee is facing only an 8-year sentence, even after she was arrested on charges of mail fraud and defrauding Democratic campaigns of millions of dollars. The Sacramento Bee reported Monday that Federal prosecutors

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Free Kinde Durkee! 1

Nov. 26, 2012 By John Seiler It just was reported that federal officials are going to seek an eight-year sentence against Kinde Durkee for ripping off Democratic campaign funds to the tune of millions of dollars. But why? California Democratic

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Give officials 100% pay cut 8

Nov. 26, 2012 By John Seiler The California Citizens Compensation Commission just cut our wonderful state officials’ pay by 5 percent. Gov. Jerry Brown’s salary will drop to “only” $165,288 a year. But don’t cry for Brown, California. As Laer

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