California Commentary

September 21, 2014
Jon Coupal's picture

Given the horrible decisions recently being made by elected officials, why don’t we subject candidates for public office to a simple exam with the grades to be posted in the ballot pamphlet? Here are few questions that might be asked.  Read more >>

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  • September 22, 2014

    The California Teachers Association, one of the state's most influential government employee unions, may be resigned to eventually relying on a system of voluntary dues, reports Larry Sand of City Journal. Some labor leaders are now beginning to argue voluntary dues may not harm unions, but could benefit them, citing AARP and the NRA as two examples of highly successful groups sustained by voluntary dues.

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  • September 18, 2014

    An audit conducted by the US Environmental Protection Agency found $26.3 million in grant funds designated to programs intended to reduce truck emissions and create jobs was mismanaged. The Washington Free Beacon reports the funds were intended to help stimulate the economy but suffered from problems including a lack of financial controls and incorrect calculations related to job creation.

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  • September 17, 2014

    While labor unions present themselves as democracies, a new report from the Manhattan Institute says unions are not as representative of their members as they claim, writes Larry Sand in UnionWatch. The report cites low turnout in union elections, higher voting rates among older members and incumbent leaders who go unchallenged for long periods of time and recommends new reforms to ensure more conservative members are heard.

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