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High cost of living sours holiday spirit

High cost of living sours holiday spirit

The drop in gas prices certainly is welcome. Especially during this holiday season. But seemingly everything else is going up in price — as you probably noticed at the grocery store or when shopping for housing. And health care? My premiums have gone up 50 percent the past two years for the same coverage. The […]

Democrats push back against new GOP water bill

Democrats push back against new GOP water bill

By Wayne Lusvardi . Republished with permission by Cal Watchdog.com.  . In California, order not all rainwater is equal.“Two different water years may have identical precipitation and runoff amounts, viagra yet result in significantly different export amounts, treat ” Eric Alvarez told CalWatchdog.com; he’s the Public Information Officer for the Delta Stewardship Council, the state […]

Covered California’s Berlin Wall

Covered California’s Berlin Wall

Republished with permission from MyGovCost.org

Cyber security: complete reliance on wireless technologies is becoming a reality

Cyber security: complete reliance on wireless technologies is becoming a reality

Top Things to Know About a State EITC (Earned Income Tax Credit) for California

Top Things to Know About a State EITC (Earned Income Tax Credit) for California

By Luke Reidenbach Republished with permission from California Budget Bites As policymakers grapple with how to ensure economic security for the 5.6 million Californians living in poverty, one option needs to be part of the discussion: a state Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC). A state EITC could give millions of Californians a much-needed economic boost […]

Minimum wage debate: history and examples

Minimum wage debate: history and examples

Republished with permission by Cal Watchdog.com.

Studies: Marijuana Should Be Legalized, Say Veterans And Physicians

Studies: Marijuana Should Be Legalized, Say Veterans And Physicians

LAO: No ‘fiscal cliff’ with end of Prop. 30 taxes

LAO: No ‘fiscal cliff’ with end of Prop. 30 taxes

Someone should come up with a T-shirt reading, “STAY CALM AND LET PROP. 30 END.” Maybe sell it and make a few bucks for ya. At least before taxes. California Legislative Analyst Mac Taylor’s recent “The 2015-16 Budget: California’s Fiscal Outlook” forecasts: “the end of the Proposition 30 PIT [personal income tax] rate increases will not […]

Video Claims SEIU Paid Members To Join Fast Food Protest

Video Claims SEIU Paid Members To Join Fast Food Protest

One Wrong Turn

One Wrong Turn

By Brynne Betz It wasn’t rainy or windy or even foggy. It wasn’t super sunny or super hot, either. It was just an average gray Pacific Northwest kind of day. No obvious reason for what he was about to do. He wasn’t tired. He had slept well the night before. He wasn’t even day dreaming […]