Posts Tagged ‘state government’


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Government Bullies Get Bookish


Tuesday May 16th, 2017   •   Posted by K. Lloyd Billingsley at 4:02am PDT   •   0 Comments

Last December, California governor Jerry Brown signed AB 1570, authored by former Republican assemblywoman Ling Ling Chang. Chang’s measure alters the state’s “autograph law,” formerly limited to sports memorabilia, to include any signed item worth more than $5, including books. As Anastasia Bolden of the Pacific Legal Foundation notes, this makes it “extremely risky,…
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Big Bucks for a Bureaucratic Drunk


Monday November 30th, 2015   •   Posted by K. Lloyd Billingsley at 5:17am PST   •   0 Comments

As we noted, California’s government monopoly K-12 education system pays big bucks to local bosses, heaping on huge raises and boosting benefits without any connection to performance or student achievement. For local bureaucrats, as Diana Lambert explains in the Sacramento Bee, even serious misconduct can pay off big-time. As the reporter notes, “El Dorado…
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Jerry Brown’s Gusher of Government Abuse


Monday November 9th, 2015   •   Posted by K. Lloyd Billingsley at 9:01am PST   •   0 Comments

California governor Jerry Brown casts himself as a visionary leader in climate change and likes to demonize the oil and gas industry. When it comes to his own property and his own interests, the governor sings a different tune. As Ellen Knickmeyer of the Associated Press noted, according to state records, “Gov. Jerry Brown…
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What Would a State Financial Crisis Look Like?


Wednesday November 3rd, 2010   •   Posted by Emily Skarbek at 11:15pm PDT   •   3 Comments

The Economist provides an interesting video of Robert Rubin, among a panel of finance and economics experts, participating in a simulation of what a US State financial default might look like. HT: Jeff Hummel

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