State officials who show diligence at their job are not easy to find in California. One notable exception is State Auditor Elaine Howle.
The raise is not based on any performance measure, and that is also true for government employee unions.
With Government-run agencies, inefficiencies abound.
A bill introduced for consideration in an upcoming special session of California’s legislature proposes to add an excise tax of $2 per pack to existing state and federal excise taxes on cigarettes. Proponents estimate that the new tax (levied on distributors) will raise $1.5 billion to help pay the healthcare costs incurred by low-income...
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