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SB30 Tests Commitment to Liberty and Freedom — Banning the Builders of Trump’s “Wall”

SB30 Tests Commitment to Liberty and Freedom — Banning the Builders of Trump’s “Wall”

Head to Head Conversations on Politics, Policy in the Golden State By Todd Bloomstine SB 30 Tests Commitment to Liberty and Freedom   SB 30, currently active in the California Legislature, tests the Legislature’s commitment to liberty and freedom. It prohibits contractors from bidding on any California public works construction project if they provided any […]

Commentary: Policy in the Golden State — Abolishing the Death Penalty

Commentary: Policy in the Golden State — Abolishing the Death Penalty

    Head to Head Conversations on Politics, Policy in the Golden State   By John J. Donohue III The Death Penalty Does Not Add Up to Smart Justice   Simply put, the death penalty is the worst possible allocation of money if your goal is crime prevention. High costs are a defining characteristic of […]

California Job Tracker: Unemployment Falls Below 6% for First Time Since 2007; Stockton-Lodi Region Rejoins Recovery Group

California Job Tracker: Unemployment Falls Below 6% for First Time Since 2007; Stockton-Lodi Region Rejoins Recovery Group

By Lynn Reaser California’s job market posted further gains in September, although some of the signs were mixed. Payroll job gains slowed after two robust months, while the jobless rate fell to 5.9 percent. This was the first time California’s unemployment rate had fallen to below 6.0 percent since November 2007. The Stockton-Lodi metropolitan area […]