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, The American Spectator
Poof! The California Surplus Is Gone
Steven Greenhut

SACRAMENTO — California’s state budget has been awash in cash, as lawmakers this year enjoyed a $97.5 billion budget surplus — an excess amount that’s larger than the entire general-fund…

Opposition to the Department of Labor’s Proposed New Independent Contracting Rules
Steven Greenhut

November 21, 2022
U.S. Department of Labor
Wage and Hour Division
200 Constitution Ave., NW
Washington, D.C.  20210

Re: Employee or Independent Contractor Classification Under the Fair Labor…

Opportunities for Improvement to California’s Age-Appropriate Design Code and Similar Laws
Chris Riley

A long-standing proverb of tech politics is that it’s hard for a legislator to vote against kids. Little wonder, then, that California’s Age-Appropriate Design Code (AADC), AB-2273, was voted…

, Orange County Register
A ‘Final Five’ system would be better than the current ‘Top Two’ in California
Ryan Williamson

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The recent midterm elections marked a decade since California moved to its “Top Two” election format, but after half a dozen election cycles including hundreds of races, Top…

, The American Spectator
Feds Take Aim at Free-Speech Rights of Amazon CEO Who Remarked on Unions
Steven Greenhut

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — It’s no surprise that the union-allied Biden administration is using the federal Department of Labor to tip the scales on behalf of labor unions. I recently reported for The…

, KFI AM 640 Los Angeles
Radio: Why California’s Proposition 31 won’t get people to stop smoking
Steven Greenhut

Steven Greenhut, a Resident Senior Fellow and the Western Region Director of State Affairs for R Street Institute, joined the Jon and Ken Show to discuss California’s Proposition 31, which would ban…

, Orange County Register
Partisan politics derails efforts to improve public health through harm reduction
Chelsea Boyd

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Saving lives should be a winning political proposition regardless of one’s party affiliation. Yet, when it comes to policies like “harm reduction,” politicians are often…

, Orange County Register
No, Prop. 31 isn’t really about protecting ‘the children’
Steven Greenhut

SACRAMENTO — Los Angeles Times’ columnist George Skelton usually is a sensible guy. But not his latest piece, which calls Proposition 31 — a referendum on a law that bans the retail sale of…

, The American Spectator
Even the New York Times Notes California’s Bullet Train Is Going Nowhere
Steven Greenhut

The New York Times includes a particularly illustrative anecdote in its recent analysis of California’s overrun-plagued and overall disastrous effort to build a high-speed rail line connecting Los…

, Orange County Register
Newsom strives to bring back the Jimmy Carter era
Steven Greenhut

SACRAMENTO – It was arguably the most politically disastrous speech from a president in the nation’s history. Against a backdrop of quarter-mile-long lines at gas stations, soaring inflation and…

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