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Wright Is Wrong But So Is The Application Of The Law

Joel Fox
Editor of Fox & Hounds and President of the Small Business Action Committee

Sen. Roderick Wright should resign from office now that he has been convicted and sentenced for fraudulently claiming that he lived in his district – then he should appeal his conviction. I can’t say that he has legal grounds for an appeal on the facts of the case but common sense, often lost when laws […]

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A Preview of Six States Battle Running in Scotland, If – Big IF – Six States Qualifies

Joel Fox
Editor of Fox & Hounds and President of the Small Business Action Committee

Governor Jerry Brown is proud of saying that California stands as the eighth largest economy in the world. It could move up dramatically if Scotland votes in a September 18th referendum to split away from the United Kingdom, currently the world’s sixth largest economy as measured by Gross Domestic Product. Then again, California would drop […]

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All Eyes on the Quest for a Two-Thirds Majority

Joel Fox
Editor of Fox & Hounds and President of the Small Business Action Committee

Many commentators look at the coming California elections with a yawn expecting little drama in most of the constitutional officer contests and little excitement amongst the public on the ballot measures. But, one thing insiders are watching with great interest is whether the Democrats once again can secure a two-thirds majority in both houses of […]

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The Follow Up Question That Wasn’t Asked

Joel Fox
Editor of Fox & Hounds and President of the Small Business Action Committee

In the fast paced debate between an often smiling Neel Kashkari and a resolute Jerry Brown, the governor emphasized his record over the last four years, which polls indicate voters believe in. But, as the governor said at least three times, the success he was touting was, in part, a product of Proposition 30, the […]

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CA Could Use a Border Fence to Keep Business In

Joel Fox
Editor of Fox & Hounds and President of the Small Business Action Committee

Maybe we should build a fence around California not to keep people out but to keep businesses in now that the Tesla decided that the battery gigafactory would set up shop across the border in Nevada. There were declarations of disappointment from government officials after the decision leaked out. Along with disappointment were reassurances from […]

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Appeal of Teacher Tenure Decision May be a Good Thing – But Not for the Reason Critics Think

Joel Fox
Editor of Fox & Hounds and President of the Small Business Action Committee

No Profile in Courage Award for Governor Jerry Brown and state School Superintendent Tom Torlakson who refused to stand up to their allies in the teacher’s unions and asked for an appeal of a Superior Court decision on the perverse effects of teacher tenure in California schools. Yet, the appeal in the Vergara case may […]

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Tesla Incentives Debate: Hit the Brakes or Step on the Accelerator?

Joel Fox
Editor of Fox & Hounds and President of the Small Business Action Committee

Tesla Motors’ desire to build a “gigafactory” that would employee 6500 people has set off a competition among a handful of states, including California, with state officials considering incentives to benefit the electric car producer and convince Tesla to choose their state. This week two Open Letters were produced that took different positions on addressing […]

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Los Angeles Enhances its Anti-Business Reputation

Joel Fox
Editor of Fox & Hounds and President of the Small Business Action Committee

On Tuesday the Los Angeles City Council voted 14 to 1 to pass a resolution supporting increased property taxes on business on a regular basis. Little surprise as the city continues to build an anti-business reputation. For years the city has held on to a gross receipts tax system for business that neighboring communities use […]

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Reform the Pension System? “Nuts!”

Joel Fox
Editor of Fox & Hounds and President of the Small Business Action Committee

Sacramento Bee columnist Dan Walters zeroed in on the problem with the CalPERS Board coming up with many end runs to increase or “spike” pension benefits, labeling the add-ons for pension purposes “nuts.” Trouble is the unions and their allies use the same expression when it comes to suggestions about reforming the pension system. The […]

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Keep Hint of Prosecutorial Action Out of Legitimate Political Debates

Joel Fox
Editor of Fox & Hounds and President of the Small Business Action Committee

In the war of words over an attempt to stall the extension of AB 32’s cap-and-trade to transportation fuels, liberal groups sent a public letter to Attorney General Kamala Harris asking her to keep an eye out for collusion by oil companies in price fixing. This premature advisory (the law doesn’t take effect until January) […]

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