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Internet taxes could slam California

California benefits from the Internet currently being largely tax-free. Generally, the only taxes are for signing up for a local Internet service provider. It’s a flat fee no matter if you hog the Internet by watching continuous Netflix videos, or

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Video: Jerry Brown’s biggest challenge in CA

Chapman University Law School Dean Tom Campbell explains to CalWatchdog.com’s editor-in-chief Brian Calle how he believes the biggest challenge Gov. Jerry Brown faces is the “regulatory death that businesses see when they look at California.”  

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Jerry Brown, faux foe of regulation 5

April 13, 2013 By Chris Reed Jerry Brown has talked such a good game on regulations that he often gets credit for being a stalwart on the issue — even when all he ever does is offer lip service. That’s

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Lawmaker declares war on highly lucrative state industry 6

Feb. 15, 2013 By Chris Reed So let’s get this framed correctly: California is the leader in a form of home entertainment that is immensely popular around America and the world, for better or worse. If California adopts rules that

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Evidence Keeps Building Of Flaws In State’s Carbon Auction

Dec. 09, 2012 By John Hrabe California’s cap and trade regulators can’t seem to do anything right. Taxpayers, businesses and even some environmentalists are exposing the serious flaws with the state’s carbon auction. Small businesses have criticized the landmark greenhouse

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In the spirit of ‘Animal Farm’: Some projects are more ‘worthwhile’ than others 4

By Chris Reed Sept. 21 The difference between the federal government’s go-slow-or-is-it-no-go approach on the Keystone XL oil pipeline and the let’s-get-it-done push for the first segment of the California bullet train is instructive, in that in both cases we

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Brown Wants New Anti-Business Agency 32

JAN. 11, 2012 By LAER PEARCE California lost about five and a half companies a week to other states in 2011, as the mass migration to avoid California’s hostile business environment grew.  You would think a governor who is hungry

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