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California’s $100 Billion Nightmare High-Speed Rail Project

The California High-Speed Rail Authority has caused a fiscal nightmare for the state. 

CAGW Staff July 1, 2020
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California Legislature Rightfully Criticizes Gov. Newsom for Government Overreach

Members of the California State Legislature have criticized Governor Gavin Newsom for keeping lawmakers in the dark about spending plans. 

Frances Floresca June 2, 2020
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D.C. Soda Tax Could Give Taxpayers A Nasty Toothache

The D.C. City Council could approve one of the highest soda taxes in the nation.

Peter Klensch October 11, 2019
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California's Budget Projects a $22 Billion Surplus, Yet Wants Billions More in New Taxes

After 32 consecutive victories on the TV game show “Jeopardy,” James Holzhauer, a professional sports gambler from Las Vegas, Nevada, saw his incredible winning streak come to an end.  Finishing with $2,462,216 in total prize money, James

Peter Klensch June 20, 2019
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The Golden “Nanny” State Wants $6.2 Billion in New Taxes

California state legislators have a solution to fulfill Gov. Gavin Newsom’s bloated $209 billion budget: tax anything and everything under the sun.

Peter Klensch April 11, 2019
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DOJ Files Suit Against California’s Onerous Net Neutrality Law

While not unexpected, it was still disappointing to see California Governor Jerry Brown (D) sign into law Senate Bill 822, creating the most restrictive set of rules for internet service prov

Deborah Collier October 2, 2018
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California Cases Challenge Threats to Donor Privacy

Although most average Americans are not thrilled when they sign their tax returns every April, most of them do not have to worry that their returns will be on public display.  The federal penalties for releasing tax returns without aut

Spencer Chretien August 27, 2018
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California Takes Two Steps Back on Net Neutrality

The state of California has moved ahead with one of the most ambitious pieces of state-based net neutrality legislation to date.

CAGW Staff July 27, 2018
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As Other States Thrive, California is a Shadow of Its Former Self

So many iconic images and phrases come to mind when you think of California.  The Gold Rush.  The American Dream.  Hollywood.  The place where anything was possible and big dreams can come true—thanks to the smashing success of capitalism.  “Go West...

Spencer Chretien March 1, 2018
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Second Hand Smoke

The California Assembly proposed Senate Bill 1400, introduced by Sen.

Andrew Nehring July 6, 2016

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