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Study: Med-Cal rolls could expand by 1 million

Although the California Budget Project sometimes gets into a tax-and-spend stance, their analyses often are based on solid numbers. That’s the case with their latest on Medi-Cal in Gov. Jerry Brown’s budget proposal for fiscal year 2014-15, which begins on

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CBP report shows weak jobs growth during recovery

In a new report, “Uneven Progress: What Economic Recovery Has Meant for California’s Workers,” the California Budget Project analyzed how the economic crash and recovery have affected the labor market in California. essay writing services Spoiler alert: It’s not good.

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Rare candor on CA joblessness — but not in Times or Bee, of course

With nearly one in five California adults who want to work full-time unable to find such a job, it should be obvious that unemployment is the biggest issue in the state. It explains why California has the highest poverty rate

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Do tax hikes drive out millionaires?

Oct. 25, 2012 By John Seiler Just in time for an election about raising millionaires’ taxes comes a study saying they won’t leave. Instead, when their taxes are raised, they’ll stay and shout, “Thank you, sir! May I have another!”

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California Budget Project analysis of Prop. 30 slights slam to business, jobs 25

Sept. 12, 2012 By John Seiler Sometimes the left-leaning California Budget Project produces worthy studies. Its new analysis of Proposition 30 isn’t one of them. Being pushed by Gov. Jerry Brown and the state’s powerful government-worker unions, Prop. 30 would

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The Establishment killed cig tax Prop. 29 26

June 25, 2012 By John Seiler The backers of the Proposition 29 cigarette tax increase finally snubbed out the butt of their vigil over the June 5 vote. It lost by just 28,000 votes. Proponents blamed the $47 million spent

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Little Hoover Critiques Community Colleges 0

JUNE 28, 2011 By DAVE ROBERTS If California’s educational system were a student, it would be made to sit on a stool in the corner with a dunce cap on its head. Nearly one in four Californians is functionally illiterate,

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Healthy Families Budget Cancer Cut 0

John Seiler: Good news: Due to the state budget crunch of recent years, spending has been cut on the so-called “Healthy Families” state program. Healthy Families was imposed on the state during the regime of “moderate” Republican Gov. Pete Wilson

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Internet Tax Would Kill Businesses 1

John Seiler: I’ve been writing about the suicidal idea for California to tax Internet sales. In a comment to that post, a small business operator wrote how it would kill his business, and others like it. I thought it worth

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Brutal Tax Assault on Internet Sales 4

APRIL 28, 2011 By JOHN SEILER California’s tax-increase cult is lobbying to grab every last dollar it can tax — the future of the state be damned. The drumbeat is daily. I wrote yesterday how all three top Los Angeles

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