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RSS Loren Kaye on Fox & Hounds

  • 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 […]
  • If the question is upward mobility the answer is California colleges February 1, 2017
    What’s the most effective tool to improve economic mobility in California? Higher minimum wage? No. Mandatory employment benefits? Nope. Higher redistributive taxes? Nada. It’s the California State University and community colleges. According to a landmark study for the Equality Opportunity Project, Stanford’s Raj Chetty and coauthors found that certain state and community colleges offer effective pathways to higher incomes […]
  • Appellate court hears arguments on cap-and-trade auction January 24, 2017
    A Sacramento appellate court will hear oral arguments this morning on a closely-watched lawsuit filed by CalChamber concerning the California Air Resources Board’s cap-and-trade auction. In 2012, CalChamber sued the ARB seeking to invalidate the auction in violation of Proposition 13. The complaint asserts that AB 32 does not authorize the ARB to impose fees […]
  • It’s Getting Crowded At The Top January 10, 2017
    “Is that all?” That’s my guess as what would be the modal response from budget pressure groups, disappointed at the Governor’s less than fulsome funding of various spending programs released in today’s proposed 2017-18 state budget. Uncertainty about the economy, about federal tax policy, and most importantly about taxpayer behavior, supports a prudent approach from […]

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Another great read by Michael Bernick - about California's Goodreads. @FHDaily
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RT @stevenmaviglio: Strange but true: @AllanZaremberg & I agreed on plenty today on @Metro_Chamber panel (filled in for Willie Brown) & wow…
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Great event; good panel and engaged audience. #carbonfreeca
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Maybe instead look at market mechanisms rather than top-down changing driver behavior. @latimespolitics
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