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We’ll Find Out if Prop. 13 is Still a Sacred Cow

February 1, 2019

February 1, 2019

It’s been almost 41 years since Proposition 13 passed in 1978, lowering property taxes for every home, apartment building, commercial...

Partisan Schisms The Result Of One-Party Rule

November 13, 2017

November 13, 2017

By Tom Elias   Some of the 25 surviving Republicans in the state Assembly – a politically endangered species in...

Will Next Governor End State Corruption?

October 16, 2017

October 16, 2017

By Tom Elias   The well-documented corruption in various wings of California state government shows few signs of abating soon....

All-Renewable Power: Reachable Goal For State

October 12, 2017

October 12, 2017

By Tom Elias Back in 2002, when California set its first statewide renewable energy goals, the petroleum industry and others...

The Dangerous Constitutional Convention Measure

October 5, 2017

October 5, 2017

By Tom Elias The California ballot has seen plenty of dangerous propositions over the years, and yet another one may...

State Likely Dodges New Energy Crunch

October 2, 2017

October 2, 2017

By Tom Elias   The only time California ceded control of its power supply to out-of-state interests, it produced utter...

Californians in Congress Must Back Hurricane Aid

September 15, 2017

September 15, 2017

By Tom Elias   It doesn’t seem that way now, with one hurricane after another battering the East and Gulf...

Newsom: Spread the Wealth a Basic Belief

August 7, 2017

August 7, 2017

By Tom Elias Gavin Newsom has a reported net worth of more than $10 million, an ownership interest in more...

Cap & Trade Shows The California Difference

July 27, 2017

July 27, 2017

By Thomas D. Elias No other state has a cap-and-trade system anything like California’s for limiting and, in the long...

Opinion: Key Court Decision Gives Home Buyers New Protection

January 10, 2017

January 10, 2017

By Tom Elias No industry is more vital to the finances of vast numbers of Californians than real estate. With...