by | Jan 29, 2020

Sacramento In the Norwegian Netflix series “Occupied,” Russia slowly takes over the Scandinavian nation after its prime minister declares his decision to shut down its oil production and quickly shift the country toward a form of renewable energy. Don’t be…

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 | Mar 14, 2019

Sacramento The concept of black markets is simple enough even for a California lawmaker to grasp. Most people would prefer to buy products in a legal marketplace, and generally are willing to pay higher prices to do so. Legal products…

by | Jan 23, 2018

Smoking is expensive for consumers and taxpayers, with health-care costs associated with smoking rising to nearly $170 billion per year. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has the opportunity to embrace an innovative technology that will help smokers transition away…

by | Dec 15, 2016

Sacramento The nation’s largest state-based pension fund, the California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS), has long been known for using its investment muscle to push for “socially responsible” investments — and for strong-arming private companies to follow its politically correct…

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