California Commentary

July 27, 2014
Jon Coupal's picture

You’d think that with all the well deserved bad press heaped on the High Speed Rail debacle that Governor Brown would be a little more circumspect about mega-infrastructure projects which, presumably, he wishes to be the cornerstone of his legacy.  Read more >>

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  • July 28, 2014

    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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  • July 23, 2014

    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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  • July 23, 2014

    Orange County government employees who have worked 30 years received an average pension benefit of $73,875 in 2013 writes Robert Fellner in UnionWatch. Some Orange County retirees who held highly-paid positions receive six figure pensions, which critics contend are excessive when compared with private sector benefits.

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