Monthly Archives: February 2013

Freer home sales market draws Californians to Texas

A friend just bought a 3 bedroom, two bath, ocean view home in Texas for about $250,000—on an island.  What do you think that would cost in Malibu or Montecito?  Yes, property taxes are higher—but the tax is on a … Continue reading

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Caldwell: Flies and Fungus vs Jobs and Prosperity

One of the reasons Texas is getting California businesses to move is our “environmental” laws.  They are not meant to clean up the environment.  Instead they had two purposes. Read more…

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Drake’s Bay Oyster Co. Falls Victim to Federal Land Grab

The Drakes Bay Oyster Company is a family farm located 30 miles northwest of San Francisco in Point Reyes. It’s the last operating Oyster Cannery in California and currently produces about 40% of oysters sold in the state. But this … Continue reading

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CA admits higher taxes kill tax collection

Gov. Jerry Brown was just forced to admit reality. His supposed $5 billion boost in January tax collection from Proposition 30, which increased sales and income taxes, was really just an early collection of taxes. Read more…

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Democrats: Split Rolls or Parcel Taxes—“We will tax you to Texas”

Democrats have two ways of raising taxes.  First, they can get us to support “parcel taxes” claiming the money will be used for cops, libraries or schools.  We all know that government lies and money in fungible.  They want to … Continue reading

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Assemblywoman Grove: No Federal Bailout of Mismanaged California Pension System

“I am proposing this preemptive measure because I firmly believe that each state is responsible for their own fiscal decisions. California taxpayers should not be held accountable for the failed fiscal policies of other states, just as others should not … Continue reading

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Democrats now see downside of CEQA

CEQA (pronounced See-Kwa) has been a boon not only to enterprising consultants who prepare foot-high stacks of Environmental Impact Statements, but for lawyers, NIMBY (Not In My Back Yard) groups, environmental activists and labor unions that manipulate the process for … Continue reading

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