Monday, November 28, 2022

Commentary

Top-Two Primary Reform Promising

The recent Institute of Governmental Studies post-election seminar in which I was a panelist produced a few news stories and a mountain of academic...

CalChamber Perspective on Top Two Reform

The recent Institute of Governmental Studies (IGS) post­election seminar in which I was a panelist produced a few news stories and a mountain of...

Next Steps for Climate Change Law in State

When Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. spoke to the United Nations Climate Summit last month, he made a strong pitch for state and local...

Yes on Proposition 2 to Prevent Boom-and-Bust California Budgets

Benjamin Franklin said the only two certainties in life are death and taxes. In California, add two more: drought and boom-and-bust tax revenues. What...

Environmental Law Reform: Best Prospect Appears at California Supreme Court

The best prospect for reform of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) is no longer with the Legislature or the Governor, but at the...

An Unhealthy Dependence on the Rich

Upper-income taxpayers are paying the highest share ever of the California personal income tax. This is good news in good times, but underscores the need...