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Biden due in L.A. to tout minimum-wage hike — commuters, beware

Monday, Joe Biden was in Nevada touting a hike in the minimum wage as the key to fighting income inequality. Today, the vice president will be in Los Angeles with Mayor Eric Garcetti offering the same spiel before heading to

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Texas Latinos out-achieve CA Latinos in broad array of categories

Heritage Foundation senior editor Mike Gonzalez has a new book out this month, “A Race for the Future: How Conservatives Can Break the Liberal Monopoly on Hispanic Americans.” Gonzalez, a former Wall Street Journal reporter, takes a deeper look at

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People leaving CA a ‘success’ story?

Joe Mathews presents the counter-intuitive thesis that people leaving California for Texas is a sign of Golden State “success”: Yes, California has an above-average unemployment rate and other economic problems, and many of our people and companies are relocating or expanding

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A California vs. Texas analysis that breaks the mold

The California vs. Texas fight has gotten stale for my tastes. It’s insanely annoying how so many California defenders simply ignore basic facts like Texas is creating more middle-class jobs or that Texas’ Latino and black students do better than

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Tax ’em if you got ’em

California is inhaling another pack of attempts to increase cigarette taxes. Joe Mathews enthuses about it on Fox and Hounds: This state needs to raise tobacco taxes. For a state as properly focused on health as California, the fact that

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Why was 2003 recall so unique? Joe Mathews misses key point

Joe Mathews has written an interesting column about the 10th anniversary of the recall of Gov. Gray Davis. assignment online “Critics of the recall said it was a crazy idea, a partisan Republican power grab, a perversion of America’s tradition

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Underappreciated Prop. 13 fact: It protects vulnerable in housing bubbles

As the push builds in Sacramento to undercut Proposition 13 by weakening its limits on how fast business property taxes can increase, it’s worth making two basic points in defense of the 1978 initiative — one of which doesn’t get

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Train agency ‘raids’ CalPERS for exec talent: Oy vey!

March 6, 2013 By Chris Reed When the press release came out Monday that the California High-Speed Rail Authority had recruited a top executive away from the California Public Employees’ Retirement System, a Tweet from former Los Angeles Times journo

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Joe Mathews weighs in on CalWatchdog piece 2

Dec. 5, 2012 By Chris Reed Joe Mathews, one of the least ideological mainstream California political pundits, has weighed in on the analysis I did last week on the evidence that unions are trying to stifle direct democracy in California

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First pensions, and now bankruptcy tsunami 69

July 12, 2012 By Steven Greenhut First Vallejo, then Stockton, then Mammoth Lakes and now San Bernardino. As Orange County Supervisor John Moorlach told Bloomberg News, the bankruptcy dominoes are starting to fall. One California city after another — following

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