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OPINION: From 'California dreamin' to 'California "leavin''

American Thinker blogger Silvio Canto, Jr. says although California once attracted people from far and wide, the state now drives people away with high taxes and burdensome regulations. Canto says government employee unions exercise outsized political influence and are a main factor in the state's decline.

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NEWS: Huge costs continue weighing on California finances, report says

The Los Angeles Times reports the nonpartisan Legislative Analyst's Office estimates California faces $340 billion in long term obligations. However, policymakers have failed to adequately plan for these upcoming bills. The largest shortfall is found in the teacher retirement fund.

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NEWS: Inspectors general says EPA uncooperative with investigation

The Inspector General's office is investigating a unit of the Environmental Protection Agency run by President Obama's political staff. Investigators say the unit has refused to cooperate with the inquiry, claiming their work is top secret and related to national security.

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NEWS: California Report Criticizes $100 Million Hollywood Aid

Bloomberg News reports California's nonpartisan Legislative Analyst's Office (LAO) issued a review of the state's film production subsidies, and found the money spent to be a bad investment. The LAO says the subsidies return only 65 cents on the dollar in economic activity.

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EDITORIAL: Small business, big taxes

The Orange County Register reports a newly released national ranking by the Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council rates California worst in the nation for small business. The state's high taxes discourage entrepreneurs and block job creation. The newspaper urges policymakers to reduce the tax and regulatory burden to make the state more competitive and reduce joblessness.

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