Listen: Radio Free California Ep. 191

By Will Swaim
Latest episode of the Radio Free California podcast is out! San Francisco mayor London Breed says she had to dance maskless in a nightclub, and blames the “fun police” for documenting the moment. How Newsom explains his recall win. L.A. County kills oil drilling (to kill working-class jobs). California liquor licenses remain a prerogative of...

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Fixing California- Part nine: The prosperity economy

By Edward Ring
Editor’s note: This is the seventh article in a nine-part series on how to fix California. Read the first article in the series here, the second here, the third here, the fourth here, the fifth here, the sixth here, the seventh here, and the eighth here. The policy topics considered in this series—energy, water, transportation, housing, law enforcement and the homeless, forestry,...

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Freedom is making a comeback in California

By Chantal Lovell
For lovers of freedom, living in California can sometimes feel like a losing battle. Teachers unions run the schools (or, more recently, ensure they don’t run), Sacramento politicians refuse to grant hearings to minority bills, and high taxes and excessive regulations are forcing more and more of our neighbors and family members to pack up...

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How Many People Have Left California Unions?

By Will Swaim
Some 300,000 Californians have stopped paying membership dues or fees to California’s government unions since 2018, the year the Supreme Court of the United States, in Janus v. AFSCME, ended mandatory union membership requirements for state and local government workers.  The 20 percent drop in membership has allowed California workers to keep approximately $240 million...

TAGS: California, Unions

Listen: Christmas in May

By Will Swaim
New episode of National Review’s Radio Free California Podcast is out In the latest episode of the Radio Free California podcast, CPC’s Will Swaim and David Bahnsen discuss Governor Gavin Newsom’s plan to hand out checks to Californians on the eve of his recall. They also talk about the latest news from the state Department...

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Analysis: California’s Charter School Renaissance Continues, While Public Non-Charter School Enrollment Continues to Shrink

By Brandon Ristoff
Recent news has not been favorable to public schools in California. More and more students are leaving these institutions, according to data from the California Department of Education.  Over the past six years, California public school enrollment fell by 4%. This is part of a continual decline in K-12 enrollment that began in the 2004-05...

TAGS: California, education, school

Listen: A tale of two bills

By Will Swaim
In their latest episode of National Review’s Radio Free California Podcast, CPC’s Will Swaim and David Bahnsen discuss a tale of two bills in Sacramento – one aimed at restricting teachers’ rights, and the other at limiting children’s access to education. Of course, it wouldn’t be a complete podcast about California without some talk about...

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Listen: Unleash the whackin’

By Will Swaim
Listen: Unleash the whackin’ New episode of Radio Free California Podcast is out In their weekly podcast for National Review, California Policy Center President Will Swaim and Board Member David Bahnsen discuss the case Newsom and his allies are building against the recall. Hint: It’s focused more on Republican challenger Caitlyn Jenner than it is...

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Fixing K-12 education in California

By Edward Ring
Supporters of education reform in California have never had a bigger opportunity than they do right now. In the past year, more parents than ever witnessed the selfish overreach of the teachers’ unions, at the same time millions of them experienced creative educational solutions that bypass the traditional public school system.  Meanwhile, an activist army...

TAGS: California, classrooms, education, K-12, Unions