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City’s assault on tax critics’ free speech rights is appealed to Supreme Court

City’s assault on tax critics’ free speech rights is appealed to Supreme Court

The U.S. Supreme Court is being asked to review the law establishing San Ramon’s facilities tax on property owners, because it violates First Amendment and Due Process rights by penalizing members of the public if they successfully repeal it. The petition for certiorari to the Supreme Court was just filed by attorneys with Pacific Legal […]

State’s growth premium over US shrinking

State’s growth premium over US shrinking

CERF forecast: Probability of significant reform is low The California Lutheran University Center for Economic Research and Forecasting will release its 2017 First Quarter California and United States Forecast on Thursday, March 23. It will be available to media at 9 a.m. Wednesday, March 22. Highlights: Our forecast maintains that the state’s economy will expand […]

What Californians Could Build Using the $64 Billion Bullet Train Budget

What Californians Could Build Using the $64 Billion Bullet Train Budget

. By Ed Ring . California’s High-Speed Rail project fails to justify itself according to any set of rational criteria. Its ridership projections are absurdly inflated, its environmental benefits are overstated if not actually net detriments, and its cost, its staggering cost, $64 billion by the latest estimate, overwhelms anyone with even a remote sense of […]

California pending home sales dial back, marking weakest February in three years, C.A.R. reports

California pending home sales dial back, marking weakest February in three years, C.A.R. reports

LOS ANGELES, March 22, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — After a solid start to the year in closed escrow sales, low housing inventory, eroding affordability, and rising interest rates mildly pulled back pending sales on a year-over-year basis in February, the CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS ® (C.A.R.) said today. In line with seasonal patterns, REALTORS® responding to […]

California Lawmakers Look to Punish Companies That Work on Trump’s Border Wall

California Lawmakers Look to Punish Companies That Work on Trump’s Border Wall

Companies that contract to build President Donald’s Trump’s proposed border wall might soon have a tough time doing business in California, if state and municipal lawmakers have their way. Legislators in the statehouse and several major cities have proposed laws that would prohibit their governments from hiring firms that have done work on the wall, […]

Earthquakes Could Cause California To Sink Below Sea Level

Earthquakes Could Cause California To Sink Below Sea Level

Add “sinking below sea level” to California’s list of natural disaster worries. Portions of the Golden State could be at risk of abruptly dropping into the sea during a severe earthquake like the “Big One” scientists have been predicting for years, according to a study published Monday. By assessing seismic activity, scientists have estimated in […]

The fight to stop the Sanctuary State heads to the Senate Floor

The fight to stop the Sanctuary State heads to the Senate Floor

  Senate Bill 54 passed the Appropriations Committee hearing last week with a 5-2 vote, and despite amendmends, it continues to shield deportable rapist and child molesters serving as felons in our prisons. Last week the San Diego Union Tribune published my op-ed titled ‘Sanctuary state bill protects felons from being deported’  and the East County Californian did […]

San Francisco fails in assault on Pacific Legal Foundation’s big court win for local landlords

San Francisco fails in assault on Pacific Legal Foundation’s big court win for local landlords

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals today rejected San Francisco’s attempt to scuttle a major Pacific Legal Foundation court victory for the city’s landlords. At issue was PLF’s federal district court victory in 2014 over the city’s since-repealed Tenant Relocation Ordinance, a confiscatory law that barred landlords from removing their units from the rental […]

California governor heads to Washington as Trump, GOP offer plans with big consequences for state

California governor heads to Washington as Trump, GOP offer plans with big consequences for state

SACRAMENTO, Calif.—California Gov. Jerry Brown is headed to Washington next week amid increasing discussion of how proposals offered by President Donald Trump and congressional leaders will affect the state. The governor’s four-day trip, which begins Monday, will be his first in-person effort to get a closer look at a variety of efforts by GOP leaders […]

Rematch coming of high-profile 2014 race for state superintendent of public instruction

Rematch coming of high-profile 2014 race for state superintendent of public instruction

by James Poulos The most expensive contest on the 2014 California ballot is set to return next year. “Marshall Tuck, who unsuccessfully challenged incumbent schools chief Tom Torlakson in a contentious 2014 race that became a proxy fight over a lawsuit on teacher job protections, will run again for state superintendent of public instruction,” the Sacramento Bee […]

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