The State Assembly recently approved an expanded climate change policy, requiring a 40 percent emissions reduction from 1990 levels by 2030, reports CalWatchdog. The legislation, which the Governor is expected to sign, grants broad powers to the California Air Resources Board to implement regulations. However, opponents are concerned the plan may lead to further job […]
Recently-introduced legislation would raise gas taxes by 17 cents a gallon, or $7.4 billion a year if approved, reports EquipmentWorld.com. Governor Jerry Brown has also proposed a smaller gas tax increase of 6 cents a gallon. Click here to read the article.
The Orange County Register reports that the number of pensions in California have increased dramatically in the past ten years from 2005-2015. The number has risen from 1,841 to 21,652 in those ten years and just in the last two years experienced a 28% increase. Click here to read article.
Health Care Dive reports that Blue Shield of California has to shut down its operations in early September to save over 4 million dollars. Click here to read full article.
New legislation could raise taxes on California homeowners in violation of Proposition 218, the “Right to Vote on Taxes Act,” writes Glendora City Council Member Judy Nelson in the San Gabriel Valley Tribune. The proposal, Senate Bill 1298, by Senator Bob Hertzberg, would allow politicians to bypass Prop. 218 requirements when imposing new stormwater taxes. […]
The Fresno Bee reports the cost for the bullet train was off by “about 35 million more than estimated.” The articles continues that a lot of road work, such as down Highway 99, will be needed to make room for the train. Click here to read article.
ANALYSIS: Los Angeles Teachers Head Is Ready to Incite A ‘State Crisis’ If Union Demands Are Not Met
The leader of the influential United Teachers Los Angeles union recently indicated the organization may try to cause a major crisis if its agenda, which includes tax increases and raises for its members, is not approved. Analysts are currently unsure what type of crisis the union has under consideration, reports The74Million.org. Click here to read […]
After a proposed stormwater tax recently failed in Los Angeles County, politicians are now considering legislation to change the definition of “sewer service” to include stormwater management. This deceptive proposal is a ploy to allow officials to impose new taxes without voter approval, writes Susan Shelley in the Los Angeles Daily News. Click here to […]
Governor Jerry Brown is proclaiming that California has bounced back from the recession. However, by looking at a statewide, in-depth analysis, one can see just how well California stacks up. California might be in a better situation now, but it might not be fair to say it is “miraculous” like Brown says we have. Click […]
OPINION: 3 Simple Charts That Help Explain Why 9,000 Businesses Have Left California In Just 7 Years
A recent analysis of Tax Foundation data maps by Zero Hedge reveals, compared to other states, California ranks as having among the lowest purchasing power per $100, highest income tax rate and highest minimum wage. States on the opposite end of the spectrum on these three metrics are also main destinations for businesses leaving California. […]