Thursday, September 29, 2016

Union Watch

Union In The News – Weekly Highlights
By On September 27, 2016 · Leave a Comment
Gap Co-Founder Doris Fisher Is Behind the Charter School Agenda By Joel Warner, September 27, 2016, Capital & Main  As co-founder of the Gap, San Francisco-based business leader and philanthropist Doris Fisher boasts a net worth of $2.6 billion, making her the country’s third richest self-made woman, according to Forbes. And she’s focused […] Continue Reading
                  
New local taxes and new local borrowing are a regular phenomenon in California elections, but this year our government union controlled politicians have outdone themselves. Let’s compare: November 2014 – $11 billion in new borrowing proposed via 118 local bond measures, 81% passed. Of the 117 local proposals for new taxes, 68% passed. Continue Reading
 
The Windy City’s teachers union is on the verge of yet another strike.  In 2012, Troy Senik wrote “The Worst Union in America,” a title he bestowed on the California Teachers Association. As a former member and longtime critic of that union, I certainly had no quibble with his selection. But now, CTA is […] Continue Reading

The Case for Limited Government is Now Stronger Than Ever
By On September 26, 2016 · Leave a Comment 
I have studied U.S. and California politics in particular since the mid-1990s, and believe the case for limited government is stronger now, than at any other time in history. A series of emerging trends have coalesced to produce a political environment that makes it very unwise to try to enact sweeping policy change in today’s […] Continue Reading

Proposition 13 Is Safe — For Another Few Weeks

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