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Fact-checking water price subsidies

This is Part 3 of a series. Part 1 was on how drought-water pricing violates Proposition 218’s ban on tax increases without a vote of the people. Part 2 was on fact-checking water pricing. Water subsidies are the focus of much

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Does drought pricing violate state law?

This is Part 1 of a series. Calls now are going out to raise water prices even higher to spur conservation. Instead of fining people for watering their lawns, numerous economists are recommending just tacking a punitive surcharge onto water rates until use

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McClintock, Zetland wage CA water war 4

March 25, 2013 By Wayne Lusvardi In California, water wars are fought not merely over water but over water ideology that justifies the creation of commercial or public sector jobs that flow from the water. The latest water war involves

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How California made liquid smog 8

July 25, 2012 By Wayne Lusvardi How did a 1996 Federal Environmental Protection Agency “mandate” to clean up smog result in the California Energy Crisis of 2001 and the “wet drought” from 2007 to 2010? This is a question that

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