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Uber shows CA cool still beats regulators

This has been a big year for Uber. The ride-for-hire app became a mainstream phenomenon, but attracted more than its fair share of criticism and legal scrutiny. And the Uber saga is just getting started. A fresh wave of initiatives —

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CA Senate pushes $400M Hollywood tax credits

A California Senate committee wants to quadruple the entertainment industry subsidies keeping production in Hollywood. With a unanimous vote, the appropriations committee passed a $300 million increase in tax credits for film and television, bringing the size of the controversial program

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Dem Legislature passes more tax cuts

Who said California Democrats oppose tax cuts? They long have supported tax cuts for their pals in Hollywood. Now the Democratic Legislature is passing tax cuts for their buddies in the military-industrial complex: “The California Assembly on Thursday approved a fast-tracked

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CA Dems back tax cut

Will wonders never cease? Three years ago, Democrats in the Legislature were upset when Republicans denied them the two-thirds votes needed in the Assembly and Senate to put a tax increase on the ballot. Led by Gov. Jerry Brown, they

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Gasp! Oscar host offends lawmakers 8

Feb. 27, 2013 By Katy Grimes Alert the media! The Assembly Women’s Caucus is offended. Seth MacFarlane, the creator of Family Guy, and a successful entertainer, actor, and writer, hosted Sunday’s Oscar awards show, with his usual snarky, brazen, naughty

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Federal tax increase hits middle-class more than rich 5

Jan. 4, 2013 By John Seiler Throughout the whole phony “fiscal cliff” crisis Democrats kept saying the “rich” had to “pay their fair share” so the middle-class wouldn’t get a tax increase. Republicans insisted that they were against all tax

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Hollywood says: Tax cuts spur growth

Oct. 27, 2012 By John Seiler Hollywood usually backs left-wing causes, such as tax increases and politicians who increase taxes. For example, Steven Spielberg and Barbra Streisand are big fans of President Obama. They agree with him that tax increases

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Surprise! Unions, Legislature admit taxes kill jobs, then cut taxes 0

Aug. 17, 2012 By John Seiler The Democrats in the Legislature are backing Gov. Jerry Brown’s $8.5 billion tax increase, Proposition 30 on the November ballot. They’re saying it’ll increase jobs by “investing” in California’s future. But they’re also saying

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Even Hollywood is fleeing Taxifornia 0

Aug. 15, 2012 By John Seiler Hollywood’s leftist elite are big supporters of such causes as raising taxes and President Obama. The president is planning more events there in the fall to troll for campaign cash among the glitterati. Despite

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Hollywood seeks more taxpayer subsidies 0

May 23, 2012 By Joseph Perkins The California Film Commission is holding a lottery next week for filmmakers and television producers. The lucky winners will share $100 million worth of taxpayer subsidies. It’s part of the state’s three-year-old Film and

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