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Surprising no one, California loses another business to Texas

Posted by: Phineas on July 20, 2014 at 8:03 pm » 3 Comments

**Posted by Phineas This time, Perry’s Poachers have snagged Omnitracs LLC of San Diego, a fleet management firm that will be moving to Dallas and taking 450 jobs with it: Fleet management software company Omnitracs LLC will relocate it headquarters to Dallas from San Diego, creating 450 jobs and $10 million in capital investment, Gov. […]

 

California Senate passes $13 minimum wage, jobs flee in terror

Posted by: Phineas on June 1, 2014 at 1:01 pm » 8 Comments

**Posted by Phineas Perhaps they didn’t want to be left behind by their progressive friends in Seattle, but the California State Senate last Wednesday passed a bill that would raise the minimum wage to $13 per hour by 2017. From the legislative analyst’s summary: SB 935, as amended, Leno. Minimum wage: annual adjustment. Existing law […]

 

Fleeing California: Toyota takes its business (and its jobs) to Texas

Posted by: Phineas on April 28, 2014 at 6:38 pm » 5 Comments

**Posted by Phineas Oh, man, this is just a gut punch to the Southern California economy: Toyota Motor Corp. plans to move large numbers of jobs from its sales and marketing headquarters in Torrance to suburban Dallas, according to a person familiar with the automaker’s plans. The move, creating a new North American headquarters, would […]

 

Detecting life in the CA economy, state senate moves to kill it

Posted by: Phineas on April 26, 2014 at 8:22 pm » 1 Comment

**Posted by Phineas Well, at least California’s legislative Democrats are consistent: if it works, regulate it, and if it makes money, tax it. In the latest example, Senator Noreen Evans (D-Santa Rosa) has authored a bill to slap a nearly ten-percent tax on oil extraction: The Senate Education Committee voted 5-2 — the minimum number […]

 

#HSR: Jerry Brown’s high-speed choo-choo not so high-speed

Posted by: Phineas on March 28, 2014 at 7:50 pm » 2 Comments

**Posted by Phineas Via The American Interest, the LA Times reports that California’s high-speed rail project may not be able to meet its promised travel times — shocker! Regularly scheduled service on California’s bullet train system will not meet anticipated trip times of two hours and 40 minutes between Los Angeles and San Francisco, and […]

 

#CApolitics: Third state senator (D) arrested on corruption charges

Posted by: Phineas on March 26, 2014 at 8:49 pm » 3 Comments

**Posted by Phineas Earth-shaking news in California politics broke this morning with word of the arrest of State Senator Leland Yee (D, SD-8) on charges of public corruption, including soliciting donations beyond the allowed limits in return for legislative services and –ahem!– firearms trafficking. You can read the indictment (PDF) via the NBC BayArea site (1). From […]

 

Demon-fearing Los Angeles city council blames fracking for earthquake

Posted by: Phineas on March 20, 2014 at 2:35 pm » 4 Comments

**Posted by Phineas Remember, kiddies, liberals are the party of science! Los Angeles City Council members have discovered how to cause earthquakes. Three councilmen think fracking may be the cause of Monday’s earthquake in the Santa Monica Mountains, and they want the city, state, and feds to do an in-depth review. Councilmen Paul Koretz, Mike […]

 

Tweet of the Day, #LAquake edition

Posted by: Phineas on March 17, 2014 at 3:59 pm » 2 Comments

**Posted by Phineas So, as you probably all heard, we had a light earthquake near Public Secrets Global HQ this morning (1). Not a bad one, though I was near the epicenter and upstairs, so it was still a good ride. But, if you’ve lived in California for your whole life, as I have, it’s […]

 

Another 2nd Amendment win in California

Posted by: Phineas on March 6, 2014 at 1:09 pm » 3 Comments

**Posted by Phineas Okay, someone has put something in the water at the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals; this is the second ruling in a row where they’ve defended the right to bear arms in self defense against hyper-restrictive California laws. This time, they smacked down the Yolo County Sheriff: Just weeks after striking down […]

 

Ninth Circuit overturns California gun law

Posted by: Phineas on February 13, 2014 at 3:38 pm » 3 Comments

**Posted by Phineas When even the liberal 9th Circuit Court of Appeals says progressive gun-grabbers have gone too far, it’s something to take note of: The court concludes that California’s broad limits on both open and concealed carry of loaded guns — with no “shall-issue” licensing regime that assures law-abiding adults of a right to […]