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Appeals Court Leaning Towards Dismissal of Colonies Corruption Case

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The Colonies Corruption Case, which has been dragging along now for over six years, may finally be coming to an inglorious end. The case, which then Attorney General Jerry Brown called “the most appalling corruption case in decades, certainly in the history of San Bernardino County and maybe California itself,” …

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Housing Crisis Caused by State and Local Governments

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California has a housing affordability crisis. According to Beacon Economics, Californians spend more of their income on housing than in any other state in the country. Beacon also blames high housing costs for the out-migration of 22 percent of middle class Californians to other states. These figures are notable. Some …

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California Policies Drive Rich-Poor Economy

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According to the Fraser Institute, an independent Canadian public policy research and educational organization, the State of California ranks 2nd to last of 50 states in economic freedom. The Economic Freedom of North America report released in December, ranks jurisdictions based upon their levels of economic freedom (measured by government spending, taxation and labor …

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Trump, Sanders and the New American Reality

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Carrier Corporation, a leading American manufacturer of Air Conditioners announced this week that it was closing its plant in Indianapolis, laying off 1,400 workers, and moving operations to Mexico.  Ford Motor Company also announced it was doubling production of vehicles, in Mexico.  Oreo Cookies announced it is closing its manufacturing …

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Fifty Percent Water Rate Increase Causes Revolt in Redlands

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January is a good time for government.  While most citizens are recovering from the holidays and getting back to normal life, they aren’t paying much attention to the ramblings of elected officials. On January 18th, the Redlands City Council voted 4-1 to increase water rates by 40% over three years.  …

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California: Coming After Your Pocketbook Again to Pay for Roads

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New Scheme Violates Privacy, No Association to Actual Cost of Use California has some of the worst roads and freeways in the country ranking 7th to last nationally, despite having the 4th highest gas taxes.  This might be understandable if California suffered from ice and snow which wreak havoc on paved roads, …

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