Posts by K. Lloyd Billingsley
K. Lloyd Billingsley is a Policy Fellow at the Independent Institute and a columnist at The Daily Caller.
Contrary to News Reports, California Is Actually a Loser in Its 26-year Tax War Against Tech Inventor Gilbert Hyatt


Lower state income taxes, or their complete elimination, might encourage more creative entrepreneurs to remain in California.

Jerry Brown Appointee Allows Bail for Triple Manslaughter Suspect


Californians have to wonder about David Ashby’s performance in a recent felony DUI and triple manslaughter case.

Government Unions Keep Costs High for Taxpayers


Government employee unions are nothing more than a ruling-class special interest.

California’s Governor Plugs Up Jerry Brown’s Water Tunnel Plan


Gavin Newsom fulfills his pledge to downsize the twin Delta tunnels project to a single pipe.

California Online College a Great Deal for No-Bid Recruitment Boss


California’s online community college program succeeds in bulking up the bureaucracy and rewarding political cronies.

Is the Right to Work “Controversial”?


Presidential candidates Bernie Sanders and Kamala Harris both want to ban the right-to-work laws that some news organizations describe as “controversial.”

Governor Newsom and CARB Queen Mary Nichols Like High Gas Prices


Gas prices in California to go up in July as the state excise tax increases from $.417 to $.473 per gallon.

NFL Draft Drama


Student athletes are money-making machines for their schools, are they entitled to some of that revenue?

Counting the True Cost of Government Monopoly Health Care


Governor Gavin Newsom wants to expand Medi-Cal, the state’s program for low-income people, to every Californian under age 26, regardless of immigration status.

Shampoo, the Sequel


The ban on tiny shampoo will likely provide little if any benefit for the environment.

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