Cash flows to committee taking up optometry bill

When doctors expressed concerns about legislation to expand the scope of practice for pharmacists, the state’s medical professionals all agreed on a compromise. Only pharmacists that received additional training would be given the expanded authority to directly administer certain contraceptives,

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Art Laffer: Dems understand taxes too high

Cal Watchdog Editor-in-Chief Brian Calle talks to legendary business thinker Art Laffer about Democrats coming around to the downside of heavy taxation in the latest Cal Watchdog video available here and on YouTube. The first part of this interview can

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Working on rejected emails problem 5

We’re still working out the kinks on our great new site. Some of our commentators have having their messages blocked. Please bear with us. And if the problem persists, email me at: [email protected] Thank you, John Seiler, Managing Editor

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State Dems eager to implement Obamacare train wreck

The wheels may be starting to come off the Obamacare train as it rolls out nationally. But California Democrats are more interested in greasing the skids than preventing what critics fear will be a train wreck. SB 639, by Sen.

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Bullet train folly inspires sci-fi-esque breakthrough?

The lead story on Drudge for part of the weekend was about SpaceX and Telsa inventor-guru-visionary Elon Musk championing Hyperloop, a new type of travel system that he claims could move people faster than the speed of sound. That may

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Mattress manufacturers get out in front of proposed tax

Many still believe it’s a crime to remove the “Do Not Remove Under Penalty of Law” tag from a mattress. Chances are they would never illegally dump an old mattress either. But, in many areas of the state, illegally dumped

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Filner’s fate: The warring conventional wisdoms

There are two conventional wisdoms about Bob Filner, San Diego’s embattled pervert of a mayor, and they can’t both be right. The first is that he simply can’t stay in office. Now that all nine City Council members say he

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CMA both for and against expanding non-physicians’ role

The California Medical Association is both for and against allowing non-physicians to expand the kind of medical procedures they are allowed to perform. Assemblywoman Toni Atkins, D-San Diego, is pushing AB 154 to allow nurses, midwives and physician assistants to perform

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Leftists seek SEC regulation of corporate speech

This is the second in a two-part series on the battle over corporate political speech. Part one can be read here. “We see political spending as distorting markets in policy making and creating a skewed playing field,” said Bruce Freed,

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