Monthly Archives July 2019

California Gov. Newsom Champions Measures That Would Take Us Back to ‘Medieval Times’

Admittedly, that is a rather harsh headline. But a California-based energy expert uses such language to describe Gov. Gavin Newsom who he says deserves such criticism because of his energy policies. The column, below, was written by Ronald Stein, a researcher and commentator on climate, energy, environment and public policy. “Governor Newsom is vocally supportive of the Green New Deal that would take us back to medieval times. The Governor’s statement on July 12th was scary. He is looking into putting a moratorium on fracking for oil and wants to reduce the state’s reliance on fossil fuels. “The Governor seems
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WSJ: Gavin Newsom’s Nike Proposition: California’s Governor finds a business he wants in the state

After many years of writing about companies leaving California’s business-hostile conditions, I’m pleased that The Wall Street Journal referenced my work in today’s editorial, which begins with this: “Republican Gov. Doug Ducey earlier this week said he’d revoke state financial incentives for a new Nike plant in Goodyear, Ariz., after the athletic company pulled its sneakers with a ‘Betsy Ross flag’ that offended its oracle of racial grievance, former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick. Now California Gov. Gavin Newsom is fighting for Nike like a loose football.” “‘Arizona’s economy is doing just fine without Nike. We don’t need to suck up
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Another Reason to Sell Your California Business Property & Leave the State

A bizarre new property tax illustrates how progressives don’t even understand how building owners hate “non-performing assets,” writes Jon Coupal, in a column entitled, “Vacancy taxes: California’s latest crazy idea.” His column has frequently recounted how ideas coming from California’s progressive politicians are not just destructive, but also how most result in outcomes diametrically opposite of what the left actually thinks they will have. Examples of this phenomenon are legion. He writes: “Take high speed rail (please). It was sold as a “climate change” project because, in theory, it would reduce greenhouse gas emissions by getting cars off the road.
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