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NEWS: A Crazy California Union Scandal

Many workers at a California family farm are upset because they feel the union supposedly advocating on their behalf does not represent their views and is bullying them into accepting a contract they do not want, reports The Daily Beast. Workers have filed a lawsuit urging results of a vote on whether to reject the union be made public.

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NEWS: San Diego’s Special Hotel Tax Levy Held to Be Unconstitutional

A state appeals court ruled San Diego violated Propositions 13 and 218 by imposing a special tax without the required two thirds vote, reports the Metropolitan News-Enterprise. San Diego had created a special district and allowed property owners to vote on the tax, but the California Constitution requires all voters be given the opportunity to vote in such an election.

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NEWS: The 'Billionaire's Club' Behind the Green Movement

A new Senate report reveals environmentalist billionaires may be funneling tens of millions of dollars into political activity illegally, says the Washington Free Beacon. Once given to ostensibly "educational" nonprofits, the money is then laundered to lobbying and advocacy activities, according to the Senate report.

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OPINION: California would create more jobs without Proposition 30

Board of Equalization member George Runner writes in the Sacramento Bee that, while California's economy has improved, high taxes are still an obstacle to job creation. Proposition 30, a tax increase passed in 2012, is among the anti-business policies that have given the state the nation's fifth highest unemployment.

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NEWS: 11 of 12 Fake Obamacare Applicants Got Coverage in GAO Investigation

A new report from the Government Accountability Office (GAO) testing Obamacare's effectiveness in verifying applicants identity and citizenship status found 11 of 12 fictitious applicants were accepted, reports The Blaze. Republicans in Congress requested the GAO analysis amid numerous recent setbacks for Obamacare including concerns the program is vulnerable to waste and fraud.

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