Articles Tagged With ‘California’




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California school districts facing cuts due to pension costs

California school districts will soon divert billions of dollars from classrooms in order to backfill pensions, education officials say. The skyrocketing pensions costs are expected to eat up much of California’s increased spending on education.... (Continue reading)

California suffers ‘first casualty of the Trump presidency’

California is tabling its plan to allow illegal immigrants to buy health insurance from the exchange created by the Affordable Care Act, better known as Obamacare. Though congressional Republicans have launched an effort to repeal... (Continue reading)

Will a billionaire Republican run for California governor?

After a billionaire Republican completed an improbable run to the White House, another billionaire Republican is considering a possible bid for governor of Democrat-controlled California. [Politico] Peter Thiel, a libertarian-leaning gay Republican, is a co-founder... (Continue reading)

Government on the hook for water diverted for endangered fish

After a federal court judge ruled that the government must pay for depriving a property owner of their water rights, the California State Water Resources Control Board extended the time to finalize its Bay-Delta Plan.... (Continue reading)

California to work with foreign countries on climate change policy

California Gov. Jerry Brown and leaders in the state Legislature are vowing to go around the incoming Trump administration and work directly with other nations and states in order to defend and strengthen California’s climate... (Continue reading)

California’s new laws for 2017

The New Year is right around the corner and with it comes new laws about hands-free cell phones, minimum wage, drinking alcohol at beauty shops and many other issues. Here are some of the laws... (Continue reading)

California synagogue smeared with feces at start of Hanukkah

A Santa Monica rabbi arrived at his synagogue early on Sunday, the first morning of Hanukkah, and found the front window smeared with feces and rice. The vandalism was on display in close proximity to... (Continue reading)

CalPERS lowers investment forecasts, liabilities to increase

By JOSH FRIEDMAN The California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS) has decided to lower its discount rate from 7.5 percent to 7.0 percent, which will cause pension costs to rise for state and local government... (Continue reading)

California birth rate hits record low

California’s birth rate has fallen to a record low, dropping below the lowest level during the Great Depression. [Sac Bee] The state’s current rate is 12.42 live births per 1,000 people, according to a report... (Continue reading)

Passing laws to break laws

T. Keith Gurnee

OPINION by KEITH GURNEE In its paroxysm of over-the-top liberalism, the new Democratic supermajority in California’s state legislature is introducing a package of bills to protect sanctuary cities and illegal immigrants. The legislature is poised... (Continue reading)



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