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by | May 20, 2019

Justice Louis Brandeis called the states “the laboratories of democracy.” Jonas Salk labored in a laboratory. So did Victor Frankenstein. The Sacramento Bee reported earlier this month, “California Gov. Gavin Newsom wants the state to provide health coverage to low-income…

by | May 16, 2019

Sacramento During a recent informational hearing in the Nevada state Senate about a proposal to significantly boost taxes on vaping products, the lawmakers who were leading the charge didn’t seem to know very much about the products they wanted to…

by | Feb 7, 2019

Sacramento The California Capitol isn’t known for much solid economic thinking, but sometimes lawmakers outdo the already low expectations with their wacky ideas. For instance, 19 Democratic legislators asked that Attorney General Xavier Becerra investigate the state’s exorbitantly high gas prices….

by | Jan 15, 2019

California housing prices are through the roof. The state’s median home price is already more than double that of the national average. In large part, this is due to restrictive zoning and a closed-minded attitude towards reform that has left…

by | Jan 3, 2019

Sacramento The California Legislature gets its share of national attention for some of the wackadoodle bills that it routinely signs into law. It’s 2019, which means that it’s now illegal for full-service restaurants to provide straws with sodas unless a…

by | Dec 19, 2018

California regulators are giving up on their misguided effort to tax text messages. The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) said the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) move last week to classify text messages as an information service rather than a telecommunications…

by | Nov 29, 2018

Sacramento California officials have an incredible knack for proposing dubious, government solutions to problems that don’t actually exist, while ignoring the real problems that are under their purview. The best example, perhaps, is the $100-billion high-speed rail project that will be…

by | Oct 31, 2018

It would seem California doesn’t think the internet is quite as in jeopardy as it would have had us previously believe. The state agreed not to enforce its new “net neutrality” law pending the resolution of appeals of the Federal…

by | Oct 25, 2018

Sacramento How well would any political system operate if it were designed by a socialist and implemented by progressives? That’s not a trick question, at least not for readers of The American Spectator. The answer: abysmally. It’s no surprise that such a…

by | Oct 3, 2018

The Department of Justice (DOJ) has announced it’s suing California over its new net neutrality bill, which placed regulations on internet service providers (ISPs) that went well beyond what the former Federal Communications Commission (FCC) rules imposed. “Once again the…

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