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Greenhut on chickens and inmates

Steven Greenhut, the founder of CalWatchDog.com, has begun his new column with the UT San Diego. It will be appearing Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays. Bookmark the location: http://www.utsandiego.com/staff/steven-greenhut/ He’ll be writing from Sacramento on state policy. His first column is on

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Greenhut on nutty new mortgage idea 2

Oct. 18, 2012 By John Seiler In the New York Times, our colleague Steven Greenhut wrote on another nutty government idea — direct mortgage loans: “If the government offers direct lending of mortgages just as it offers direct lending for

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Greenhut: California businesses are wimps on high taxes 6

Oct. 17, 2012 By John Seiler Our colleague Steven Greenhut writes in Bloomberg on how many California businesses are selling out the state on taxes: “While the proposition’s Lincoln Club backers are conservative, most corporate political players in California have hardly been

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Greenhut dissects High-Speed Rail boondoggle 2

April 9, 2012 By John Seiler Writing on Bloomberg, our Contributing Editor Steven Greenhut dissects the latest shenanigans in the High-Speed Rail boondoggle. An excerpt: The California High-Speed Rail Authority has a serious public-relations hurdle: how to sell its proposed

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Greenhut Dissects State of the Union 5

John Seiler: Writing on Bloomberg, our colleague Steven Greenhut dissected President Obama’s State of the Union speech. You can read the whole thing there. But here’s the part on California: —————————————— Steven Greenhut: He called for a new era of

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Greenhut-Berardino Debate on Pensions

APRIL 27, 2011 By JOHN SEILER It was the Great Pension Debate. Yesterday Steven Greenhut, editor-in-chief of CalWatchDog.com, debated Nick Berardino, general manager of the Orange County Employees Association, a government union. It was held at the Pacific Club in

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Gov. Brown’s budget sets spending records, but warns of recession

 *|MC:SUBJECT|* – CalWatchdog.com View this email in your browser Breaking News Gov. Brown’s budget sets spending records, but warns of recessionBy STEVEN GREENHUTSACRAMENTO – Gov. Jerry Brown’s annual budgets have become familiar affairs. During his last two terms in

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Gov. Brown’s budget sets spending records, but warns of recession

SACRAMENTO – Gov. Jerry Brown’s annual budgets have become familiar affairs. During his last two terms in office, Brown routinely offered a budget plan that broke spending records, but also was designed to limit the creation of new programs while

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New Year welcomes legal pot in California, but rules are not yet clear

SACRAMENTO – In November, 2016, California voters approved an initiative (Proposition 64) legalizing recreational uses of marijuana, with legal sales beginning on Monday, Jan. 1. But with all major legal changes, the rules are somewhat unclear as a mish-mash of

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Realtors’ initiative could boost home sales, limit property taxes

SACRAMENTO – Property-tax-limiting Proposition 13 has long been viewed as the “third rail” of California politics given its continued popularity among the home-owning electorate. Public-sector unions occasionally talk about sponsoring an initiative to eliminate its tax limits for commercial properties,

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