Pensions and Taxes Increase While Labor Unions go Unchallenged

By Joel Fox
In January 2015, the Manhattan Institute’s Steve Malanga, writing in the Wall Street Journal about public pension costs gulping down tax raises, quoted me saying that no matter what local politicians tell voters, when you see tax increases, think pensions. To paraphrase Ronald Reagan: Here I go again! Recent accounts indicated that the California Public Employees’...

TAGS: California Public Employees Retirement System, Dan Walters, Steve Malanga

Tesla's Planned "Gigafactory" Will Not Be In California

By Steve Malanga
California loves Tesla, the Los Angeles Times informs us, but the electric car company is ambivalent about the Golden State. In a blow to efforts to stem manufacturing job loss in California, the car company, based in Palo Alto, said it would definitely not build a new $5 billion “gigafactory” employing up to 6,500 workers in its...

TAGS: Elon Musk, Steve Malanga

California's Government Policies Causing Exodus of Skilled Workers and Capital

By Steve Malanga
We’ve written before about the efforts of Texas Gov. Rick Perry to lure California businesses to his state, which elicited a scatological response from Gov. Jerry Brown. Relocation expert Joseph Vranich, who has done such a good jobassembling the list of California firms leaving the state, has a revealing column  chronicling a further list of governors poaching in the Golden...

TAGS: Steve Malanga