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RSS Loren Kaye on Fox & Hounds

  • Book review: Recovering institutional memory April 11, 2017
    Assemblyman Willard M. Huyck served two terms in the Legislature shortly after the end of the Second World War. Though little-remembered today, Mr. Huyck is still alive – the only surviving member of the 1940s-era Legislature, a living link to the reigns of Governor Earl Warren and lobbyist Artie Samish. Also in the 1940s, as […]
  • You can have infill housing or an unreformed CEQA , but not both April 6, 2017
    If the question is housing affordability or greenhouse gas reductions, livable cities or infrastructure investment, then the answer often involves “infill housing.” Dense housing in communities with existing infrastructure is the holy grail for planners, environmentalists and many elected officials. “Encouraging new housing development in infill areas would spur economic growth, reduce monthly household costs, […]
  • Legislation would upend local citizens’ initiatives March 29, 2017
    In 2016 California voters considered more than 850 local ballot measures. But that is just too much democracy, according to a measure introduced in the Assembly last month. Most local measures are placed on the ballot by a local governing board: city council, school board, transit district, etc. Most of those measures are charter amendments, tax increases or bond […]
  • Expanding opportunity for all Californians February 28, 2017
    An abridged version of this article first ran in the Sacramento Bee. For good or ill, the new administration in the nation’s capital has upended the national policy debate, requiring the consideration of California’s politicos, and diverting their attention from our own pressing needs. From a distance it seems the California economy couldn’t do any better. […]
  • Improving a good thing: making regulatory reform better February 9, 2017
    One of the few significant pro-business reforms to emerge from the Legislature during the recession was a more robust cost-effectiveness requirement for administrative regulations. Authored by Senator Ron Calderon but written and shepherded by then-Senate staff and now Assemblyman Ken Cooley, the measure required agencies to analyze regulatory alternatives more diligently, provide more extensive economic analysis of […]

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RT @AlexCVassar: @KayeLoren I appreciate this great review of my book "California Lawmakker." Check it out.
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Recovering institutional memory: I reviewed “California Lawmaker” by @AlexCVassar. Spoiler alert: 👍
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Having walked through a verdant CA desert today, I agree with the @JerryBrownGov
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I blogged ... You can have infill housing or an unreformed CEQA, but not both. @FHDaily
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