Tag: California Golden Fleece Award
Cal Fire’s Nothing Burger Lawsuit

“Fast food chain In-N-Out was responsible for a 2017 grass fire in rural Arroyo Grande,” Kaytlyn Leslie of the San Luis Obispo Tribune reports, but an overcooked cheeseburger with fries did not touch off the blaze. According to a lawsuit filed by Cal Fire, a tractor mowing grass on property owned by In-N-Out caused...
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Data Sell-Off Gives New Meaning to DMV Golden Fleece Award

As Lawrence McQuillan noted in March, “The DMV took its sloth-like reputation to a new level last summer when average wait times in branch offices grew nearly 50 percent from the year before. Five-to-seven-hour waits were common.” The DMV also “botched record-keeping duties in 2018 by mishandling thousands of voter registrations from its motor-voter...
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Blackouts and Monopolies: Public Utilities in California

Power outages have become a way of life for Californians this fire season. Pacific Gas and Electric cut the power to nearly 3 million residents in Northern and Central California in a preemptive attempt to minimize wildfire risk during high winds and dry conditions, and the fires that erupted in Ventura, Los Angeles, Riverside,...
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More Freedom, Not More Government (or Persistent Blackouts), Needed to Fight Wildfires

To begin to truly solve the underlying problem, lawmakers and regulatory policymakers must recognize how government intervention has made things worse.

Why the DMV Is Now the Prime Exhibit on California “Corruptour”

With a budget of more than $1 billion, the first stop on the California Corruptour should be the state Department of Motor Vehicles.

All Gain for Criminals, All Pain for Motorists: California’s Prop 47 Prompts Catalytic Converter Thefts

California’s Prop 47 brought about some positive criminal justice reforms, but the law sparked a surge in automobile break-ins and shopliftings throughout the state.

Time for California’s DMV to Enter the 21st Century

The California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) has long been characterized as the embodiment of government ineptitude, but a series of recent events have taken the department’s incompetency to a new level.

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