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OPINON: Elon Musk plays California for tax breaks, then moves SpaceX operations to Texas

Influential businessman Elon Musk recently persuaded California Democrats to grant one of his companies, SpaceX, millions of dollars in tax exemptions only to turn around and move the company to Texas for even more special incentives, writes Chriss Street in Breitbart.com. Street suggests Musk's loyalty to Texas many also be short-lived.

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NEWS: Small Businesses Give California an F for Friendliness

A nationwide survey of 12,632 businesses found California is one of the country's worst places to do business, according to the Newsfactor Business Report. Entrepreneurs named labor and hiring, health and safety, regulations and ease of starting a company as main factors contributing to the state's anti-business climate.

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OPINION: Is it time for California pension reformers to close shop?

Investigative reporter Steven Greenhut asks in Watchdog.org whether pension reform advocates should give up on their important efforts. While unions have won recent lawsuits, Greenhut says the general public supports pension reform, which is needed to reduce excesses and prevent further municipal bankruptcies.

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OPINION: The One-Way Political Spending of the Teacher Unions

Larry Sand of the California Teachers Empowerment Network writes in the UnionWatch blog that teachers unions overwhelmingly donate to liberal causes and Democratic candidates even though a large number of their members are conservative. Sand invites teachers to opt out of funding their union's political work.

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OPINION: With a ‘Surplus,’ California Resembles a Banana Republic

Mira Mesa Town Council Board Member John Horst writes in the Times of San Diego that California policymakers fail to adequately manage the state's finances. Horst says the state suffers from deceptive accounting and volatile revenues and recommends a reduction in taxes and the size of government.

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