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California sees larger increase in homelessness than any other state since 2016

California sees larger increase in homelessness than any other state since 2016

  . By Stephen Frank,  California Political News and Views Jerry Brown crows about a $9 billion budget surplus, a $16 billion rainy day fund—but still approves a $60 million increased tax on cell phones.  We have the highest poverty rate in the nation—and with 12 million people, the highest number of people living in poverty […]

CA Controller Reports State Revenues | Beat Expectations for June and the 2017-18 Fiscal Year

CA Controller Reports State Revenues | Beat Expectations for June and the 2017-18 Fiscal Year

SACRAMENTO—State Controller Betty T. Yee today reported California received more tax revenue than expected during the month of June and for the 2017-18 fiscal year, which ended June 30.  Total revenues of $19.91 billion for June were greater than anticipated in the budget signed in June 2017 by $2.30 billion or 13.1 percent. All of […]

Could granny flats help ease the state’s housing crisis? Some advocates think so

Could granny flats help ease the state’s housing crisis? Some advocates think so

By ANDREW KHOURI Several years ago, Patsy Spitta of Altadena wanted to help her daughter afford a home — something out of reach for many teachers like her daughter. She would build a backyard house and live there, allowing her daughter and grandson to leave their $2,500-a-month apartment and move into the two-bedroom house Spitta purchased […]

Gas-tax repeal gets closer to vote as train spotlights state’s misplaced priorities

Gas-tax repeal gets closer to vote as train spotlights state’s misplaced priorities

    By Steven Greenhut Sacramento: Almost everyone agrees that California’s infrastructure is shockingly decrepit, yet public anger over a 12-cent-a-gallon gas tax to address that problem has not subsided. Although an effort by GOP gubernatorial candidate Travis Allen to repeal the tax never got traction, a separate effort led by the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association, former San […]

The club of liberal messiahs floods the world with love

The club of liberal messiahs floods the world with love

  By Jon Rappoport, March 14, 2018   By liberals, I simply mean those people who accept big government as a given, regardless of their political affiliation. . And yes, at certain key levels, they are a club. They come from major media, large corporations, banks, the military, well-funded foundations, investment houses, do-good non-profits, legal […]

There are too many people in California.

There are too many people in California.

. By Richard Colman The state is starting to resemble Calcutta (Kolkata), India. California, at least most of it, should not even be inhabited.  There are too many earthquakes, droughts, wildfires, floods, and mudslides.  Housing is too expensive.  Taxes are much too high.  Hugh traffic jams exist in every metropolitan area. With 39.25 million people, California, […]

Fed up with ‘tyranny’ and taxes: California group wants to secede from their own state

Fed up with ‘tyranny’ and taxes: California group wants to secede from their own state

Without much fanfare, a California interest group staged a recent press conference in the state’s capital of Sacramento to announce its intention to form its own state. The name is simple. They plan …

Gov. Brown’s budget sets spending records, but warns of recession

Gov. Brown’s budget sets spending records, but warns of recession

by Steven Greenhut SACRAMENTO – Gov. Jerry Brown’s annual budgets have become familiar affairs. During his last two terms in office, Brown routinely offered a budget plan that broke spending records, but also was designed to limit the creation of new programs while girding against the possibility of another recession. The governor’s budget release from last Thursday was […]

Will California outmaneuver a new federal cap on tax deductions?

Will California outmaneuver a new federal cap on tax deductions?

SACRAMENTO — California Democrats are toying with a brash scheme to skirt a new federal cap on state and local tax deductions: Instead of paying taxes to the Golden State, Californians would …

Rally – No Sanctuary State – January 6th

Rally – No Sanctuary State – January 6th

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