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NEWS: Taxpayer-Backed Electric Car Company Closes U.S. Factory

FreeBeacon.com reports Missouri-based Smith Electric Vehicles said this week that it is suspending operations in the United States due to a “tight cash-flow situation.” Its financial troubles came despite nearly $30 million in funds from the Department of Energy granted to the company through President Obama’s 2009 stimulus package.

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NEWS: Union Dues Force Home Care Workers to Support Their Undoing at Polls

The Foundry California residents who offer personalized services to needy family members in their homes are seeing their SEIU dues used to support a measure which would require them to get 75 hours of training, which advocates view as counterproductive and burdensome.

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EDITORIAL: California tax addicts set sights on property

U-T San Diego editorial on an attempt usurp Proposition 13 protections through SB 1021, a senate bill that would change the rules under which school districts can impose higher parcel taxes if two-thirds of local voters give their approval.

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OPINION: California's Vanishing "Surplus

Peter Hannaford of The American Spectator explains how despite increased revenue from the passage of Proposition 30, California’s economy continues to head south. The highest state corporate tax rates, sales and gasoline taxes in the country, combined with a heavy regulatory burden, continue to drive business away.

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OPINION: CA Dems Kill Bill Requiring High Speed Rail Authority To Comply With The Law

PJ Media reports California Senate Democrats have voted down a bill that would have made the California High-Speed Rail Authority operate within the parameters of a 2008 proposition that allowed money to be borrowed under certain conditions.

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