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California gas tax hike prompts fierce backlash from the right

California gas tax hike prompts fierce backlash from the right

By Tori Richards Fox News A 12-cent gas tax hike recently approved by California’s Democratic leaders has prompted a huge backlash on the right, with a grassroots coalition vowing to ensure it never takes effect. A combination of AM-radio talk show hosts, a consumer advocacy group and a GOP assemblywoman have joined forces to battle […]

Legislative Democrats Delayed Proposals to Divert Tax Monies Away from Roads Following Public Criticism

Legislative Democrats Delayed Proposals to Divert Tax Monies Away from Roads Following Public Criticism

By Senator Jim Nielsen   Without giving a reason, the majority led budget committee postponed a diversion proposal on Thursday’s agenda to spend a part of the state’s massive $52 billion car and gas tax for restroom repairs at state parks, the purchase of land for animal travel and grants to encourage people to visit […]

Oxnard Library 110th anniversary Celebration

Oxnard Library 110th anniversary Celebration

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Conservative AM 870 Panel:  “First 100 Days: Is America Great Again?”

Conservative AM 870 Panel:  “First 100 Days: Is America Great Again?”

By Michael Hernandez SIMI VALLEY—Salem Broadcasting KRLA 870 AM The Answer—conservative talk radio—sponsored a panel discussing the “First 100 Days:  Is America Great Again?” with Hugh Hewitt (moderator), Larry Elder (“The Sage from South Central”) and Ben Shapiro to a sold-out audience at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library on Wednesday. The verdict:  Hugh Hewitt: “Neil […]

Councilman McCoy repudiates any Thousand Oaks sales tax increase- EVER

Councilman McCoy repudiates any Thousand Oaks sales tax increase- EVER

By Rob McCoy  . 4-26-17  . Dear Readers,  . I will never support a sales tax increase. My comments at the Council meeting were to illustrate that the State Gas Tax did our City no favors. Had the Acorn Editor bothered to call me before he put his spin on my comments, I would have […]

Hollywood writers overwhelmingly approve strike

Hollywood writers overwhelmingly approve strike

LOS ANGELES, April 26, 2017 – Members of the Writers Guild of America have authorized a strike should contract talks with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers fail. A strike could start as early as May 2 if issues are not resolved by a May 1 deadline. The WGA said 96.3% of its […]

California’s Single-Payer Bill Attracts Big Money — In Opposition

California’s Single-Payer Bill Attracts Big Money — In Opposition

  As health care premiums rise and insurers threaten to leave Obamacare’s state exchanges, polls show that a majority of Americans now support the creation of a universal, government-funded health care program. The so-called single-payer system has been a long-sought goal of progressive groups, who now hope that California lawmakers will pass a bill to […]

Donald Trump calls ruling against sanctuary city funds ‘ridiculous’

Donald Trump calls ruling against sanctuary city funds ‘ridiculous’

President Trump criticized the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals on Wednesday in a series of tweets over a ruling blocking his administration from halting funds to sanctuary cities. “First the Ninth Circuit rules against the ban & now it hits again on sanctuary cities-both ridiculous rulings. See you in the Supreme Court!!” Mr. Trump […]

University of California administration is paying excessive salaries and mishandling funds, state audit says

University of California administration is paying excessive salaries and mishandling funds, state audit says

LOS ANGELES — The administration of the University of California system pays top workers salaries significantly higher than that of similar state employees, has provided millions of dollars in benefits not typical to the public sector and failed to disclose to the Board of Regents and the public that it had $175 million in budget […]

Judge blocks Trump order on sanctuary city funding

Judge blocks Trump order on sanctuary city funding

BY SUDHIN THANAWAL, Associated Press   SAN FRANCISCO A federal judge on Tuesday blocked any attempt by the Trump administration to withhold funding from “sanctuary cities” that do not cooperate with U.S. immigration officials, saying the president has no authority to attach new conditions to federal spending. U.S. District Judge William Orrick issued the preliminary injunction […]