Monthly Archives: May 2014

Observations from the center stripe: Political sin edition

APPARENTLY RUNNING the TARP program is a major sin among California Republicans. A new poll shows that Neel Kashkari is trailing Assemblyman Tim Donnelly (guns troubles) and businessman Glenn Champ (a registered sex offender) in the race to become the GOP … Continue reading

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LaMalfa won’t come out and play, but he doesn’t have to

Rep. Doug LaMalfa will be seeking re-election to his first Congressional district seat in November, but apparently isn’t worried about winning a second term. Most candidates are grabbing all of the face time they can get with voters just four weeks … Continue reading

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Figuring out how your tax dollars work

There was a brief exchange at the Nevada County Board of Supervisors meeting on what to do with the voter initiative on medical marijuana that makes you wonder how bureaucrats come up with the numbers they throw around. Supervisor Terry Lamphier … Continue reading

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The high future cost of being green in California

Californians already pay some of highest rates for electricity in the U.S., but that’s nothing compared to what the future holds as we push as hard as we can to get as green as we can. Residential electricity rates in … Continue reading

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Observations from the center stripe: Incentives edition

THERE’S NO proof that economic incentives like the $40 million Texas used to lure 3,000 Toyota jobs to the state actually work long-term, but corporations are more than happy to take the money…BUT DON’T expect any loyalty from them: Elon … Continue reading

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