K. Lloyd Billingsley Archive

K. Lloyd Billingsley is a Policy Fellow at the Independent Institute and a columnist at The Daily Caller.

Obama Presidential Center a Monument to Waste



As the Washington Examiner reports, “the state of Illinois has approved $224 million to pay for street and transportation projects in Chicago’s South Side neighborhood around the Obama Presidential Center site, $199 million of which will fall directly on the shoulders of Illinois taxpayers.” Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel hailed the state’s “$174 million investment...
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Crime.Gov.Con



Two of CA’s recent criminal reform measures prove to be a waste of taxpayer dollars and utterly callous to victims of violent crime. 

FAA Puts “Diversity” Over Safety



According to news reports, during the Obama administration, the Federal Aviation Administration diluted standards for air traffic controllers by screening out applicants competent in science and even those with experience as pilots.

Homeless Get House Calls, Courtesy of Taxpayers



California taxpayers may be paying for more than they bargained for.

Drinking Water Tax the Last Straw for Californians?



California governor Jerry Brown wants to impose the state’s first-ever tax on drinking water.

Power to the Workers: Shut Down the Farm Labor Board



California’s Fifth District Court of Appeal has now demanded that the state Agricultural Labor Relations Board reveal the results of a 2013 decertification election at Gerawan Farms, a major grower in the central valley.

Golden Deep State



The surging national economy has given California a budget surplus by some accounts of more than $5 billion, with tax collections up about $3.8 billion above what Governor Jerry Brown anticipated in January. California taxpayers should not expect Brown to return any money to the taxpayers, in the style of governor George Deukmejian, who...
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