Tag: California

California Parents Need Educational Choices, Not Court Battles »

Expanding education options through education savings accounts would help students and taxpayers alike.

Do California’s Homeless Need a New Cabinet-Level Position? »

More bureaucracy won’t get people off of the streets.

Cesar Chavez: Sanctuary City Hero or Bully? »

Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf yesterday declared her willingness to go to jail to protect her “sanctuary city” policy, attacking the “bully in chief” for “trying to intimidate our most vulnerable residents,” i.e., undocumented migrants. She may want to rethink Oakland’s continuing to pay homage to an earlier bully against would-be immigrants: namely, the Cesar...
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The Fight for Freedom Must Continue Post-Janus »

Any day now the U.S. Supreme Court is expected to rule in Janus v. American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees, the outcome of which will have major implications.

Drinking Water Tax the Last Straw for Californians? »

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

New Poll Suggests Lessons Teachers Unions Should Remember in November »

A growing number of parents may be voting with their feet this fall by taking advantage of Arizona’s expansive educational choice programs.

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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California Threatens Free Speech with AB-2943 »

Proposed legislation, AB-2943, making its way through the California legislature, is the latest example of why east coast folks see California as the land of fruit and nuts.

California Should Retire the Secure Choice Program Before It Begins »

Properly planning, and saving for, one’s retirement is certainly a worthy goal, but, like many other things, it can become corrupted by heavy-handed government meddling. Last year, the Legislature, and Gov. Jerry Brown, enacted Senate Bill 1234, which establishes the California Secure Choice Retirement Savings Program, a mandatory automatic retirement savings program administered by...
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Enabling California K-12 Students to Thrive through Education Savings Accounts »

California is an innovation leader in lots of areas except one: K-12 education. Enacting education savings accounts (ESAs) would help. As I detail in a new policy report, California’s public-school system, which largely rations education based on where a child’s parents can afford to live, is a relic of a bygone era. Such a...
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