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Only Unity Can Challenge Environmentalism, Inc.

Only Unity Can Challenge Environmentalism, Inc.

The California Environmental Quality Act was passed by the state legislature in 1971. At that time, it was the first legislation of its kind in the nation, if not the world. Its original intent was to “inform government decisionmakers and the public about the potential environmental effects of proposed activities and to prevent significant, avoidable environmental damage.”...

By Edward Ring

Special Book Signing Event with Author Dr. Corey DeAngelis

Special Book Signing Event with Author Dr. Corey DeAngelis

Join California Policy Center for a special book signing event with author Dr. Corey DeAngelis on Wednesday, June 5th from 6:00-8:00 p.m. in Orange County. DeAngelis’s new book, The Parent Revolution: Rescuing Your Kids from the Radicals Ruining Our Schools, takes readers inside the parent movement like no one else can. DeAngelis has traveled from state to state, leading one of the most effective...

By California Policy Center

Julie Su gets grilled in Congress with CPC report

Julie Su gets grilled in Congress with CPC report

Acting Labor Secretary Julie Su testified in front of the House Education and Workforce Committee last week and it’s worth your time to watch the grilling she received from California Congresswoman Michelle Steel. Rep. Steel began her questioning by introducing California Policy Center president Will Swaim’s recent reporting on Su, which she entered into the Congressional Record. “I...

By California Policy Center

Water Czars Ignore Solutions to Scarcity

Water Czars Ignore Solutions to Scarcity

The Delta Tunnel proposal exemplifies California’s political dysfunction. It will probably never get built, but it promises to dominate all discussions of major state and federal spending on water infrastructure for the next decade, preventing any other big ideas from getting the attention they merit. Like the bullet train and offshore wind, it is a...

By Edward Ring

The Case for Oil Drilling in California

The Case for Oil Drilling in California

The regulatory war on oil production in California is well documented. The motivations of California’s state legislature in some cases may be well intentioned, but the regulations coming down right now are designed to destroy the oil industry in the state within a few years. Investment in energy infrastructure, including extracting and refining oil, takes...

By Edward Ring

How California’s College System Lost Its Way: Revisiting the State’s Master Plan for Higher Education

How California’s College System Lost Its Way: Revisiting the State’s Master Plan for Higher Education

Once the envy of the world, California’s public college and university networks have been plagued by mission creep, confusing and diluting their ability to achieve the purpose for which they were originally designed. Incremental state legislation over the years has reduced the once independent and robust tiered system — California Community Colleges (CCC), California State...

By Peter Constant

The Potential of Waste-to-Energy in California

The Potential of Waste-to-Energy in California

When searching for new sources of renewable energy in California, harvesting the waste streams from our cities, farms, and forests is a logical option. But how much waste do these sources produce each year, and how much energy would they provide? Answering this question at a summary level, while retaining some shred of credible and...

By Edward Ring

Report: California ranks No. 43 for government finance

Report: California ranks No. 43 for government finance

“With California’s very late publication last month, all 50 states have now produced audited financial reports for their 2022 fiscal year,” writes Cato’s Marc Joffe. The news for California is not good: despite the nation’s highest marginal income tax rate and punishing business taxes and fees, the Golden State ranks 43 in financial health. Joffe...

By California Policy Center

California’s Unplanned Obsolescence

California’s Unplanned Obsolescence

In the midst of my annual spring cleaning regimen, I came across a cardboard box of old charging cables and adapters taking up scarce space in my garage. Cords of various sizes from computers, printers, cell phones, televisions, and other devices I’ve discarded over the years were all clumped together, kept for the remote chance...

By Lance Christensen

How Much Water Will $30 Billion Buy?

How Much Water Will $30 Billion Buy?

So far this year I had the privilege of attending two water oriented events. The first, in February, was at the annual CalDesal conference in Sacramento. The second, in March, was at the Kern County Water Summit in Bakersfield. I sensed there is a growing recognition among the participants in both of these events that...

By Edward Ring

Baby Bumps and Teacher Benefits: Dispelling CTA Myths About Maternity Leave

Baby Bumps and Teacher Benefits: Dispelling CTA Myths About Maternity Leave

Last month, the California Teachers Association posted on Instagram: “This #WomensHistoryMonth, let’s fix a broken system that leaves educators without any paid disability related to pregnancy!” The fix, California’s largest teachers union asserts, is Assembly Bill 2901, authored by Assembly Majority Leader Cecilia Aguiar-Curry (D-Winters). If passed, the state would require school districts and community...

By Sheridan Swanson

Governing by Hope Instead of Fear

Governing by Hope Instead of Fear

A liberal program must also be a responsible program, a reasonable, rational, realistic program. We must know how much it will cost and where the money is coming from. Benefits must be measured against burdens. A program which pampers the people or threatens our solvency is as irresponsible as the one which ignores a vital...

By Edward Ring

Universal Housing Affordability

Universal Housing Affordability

Prepared by Golden Together, a Movement to Restore the California Dream Lead Author, Edward Ring, California Policy Center Author Steve Hilton, Founder of Golden Together Published April 4, 2024.   

By Edward Ring, Steve Hilton