The March of the Price Fixers

Joel Fox
Editor and Co-Publisher of Fox and Hounds Daily

California is an expensive place to live so many activists inside and outside government want the government to do something about it. Enter the price fixers. The newest price control effort is on health care in California but that occurs at the same time of an on-going attempt to establish rules for broader rent control. […]

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Re-Configuring the Proposition 13 Legacy Battles

Joel Fox
Editor and Co-Publisher of Fox and Hounds Daily

With actions at the end of last week, the prospective battles to alter Proposition 13’s future came into focus. A measure backed by the California Association of Realtors to enhance the benefits of Proposition 13 for seniors and thus offer a solution for the housing crisis submitted more than enough signatures to qualify for the […]

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Go Get ‘Em, George! Too Many Laws

Joel Fox
Editor and Co-Publisher of Fox and Hounds Daily

Bravo to Los Angeles Times columnist George Skelton for his article yesterday excoriating frivolous and dumb laws that waste lawmakers’ time and public money. Too many laws is an issue I’ve returned to time and again on this page, even praising former U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer because she did not author many laws. With Carly […]

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Is There a Silent Majority Against Sanctuary Laws?

Joel Fox
Editor and Co-Publisher of Fox and Hounds Daily

Is there a “silent majority” opposed to the sanctuary state laws that could show itself in the coming elections? Does the rhetoric of elected officials who defend sanctuary laws reflect the attitude of voters especially when the sanctuary debate gets tangled with the crime issue? President Richard Nixon popularized the term “silent majority” in a […]

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Unions Want a Republican to Face Newsom in November—but Not Only for the Reason You Think

Joel Fox
Editor and Co-Publisher of Fox and Hounds Daily

A number of public unions that are backing Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom for governor want to see their man and a Republican finish one-two in the June primary. In fact, nearly all the state public unions, whether behind Newsom or for another Democrat, would prefer a Democratic candidate to square off against a Republican for […]

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Results of Census Citizenship Question Also Important to Business

Joel Fox
Editor and Co-Publisher of Fox and Hounds Daily

Much has been written the last few days about the Census question on citizenship—how it might affect the counts that determine political representation and federal funds sent to jurisdictions. However, there is another interest concerned if the Census count produces inaccurate results because of the citizenship question–the business community.

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Resistance to the Resistance and the 2018 Elections

Joel Fox
Editor and Co-Publisher of Fox and Hounds Daily

Opposition in Orange County from government bodies to the state’s sanctuary law could serve as a sign of the electorate’s mood and just might influence the hotly contested Orange County congressional races. This resistance to the resistance– the state resisting the federal government, the locals resisting the state–comes against the background of Democratic efforts to […]

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Early Action by CalChamber on Initiative Measures Yet to Qualify

Joel Fox
Editor and Co-Publisher of Fox and Hounds Daily

Currently, the focus on California elections is on candidates hoping to finish in the top two in the June primary, but potential policy issues determined at the ballot box have not escaped notice of state business interests. The California Chamber of Commerce released support and opposition endorsements on ballot initiatives that have yet to qualify […]

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Familiarity, Not Policy, Drives Voter Support

Joel Fox
Editor and Co-Publisher of Fox and Hounds Daily

In reading the latest PPIC poll, policy does not seem to be behind selection of candidates in the coming election’s high-profile races. If policy and positioning were paramount, you would think that gubernatorial candidate Gavin Newsom and U.S. Senate candidate Kevin de León, who share similar positions on the left of the policy scale, would […]

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Schwarzenegger’s Call to Stop Funding GOP Already Happening

Joel Fox
Editor and Co-Publisher of Fox and Hounds Daily

At the initial summit for New Way California, a group created by Assemblyman Chad Mayes to revive a slumping state Republican Party, former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger offered a suggestion to force change in the party—tell donors to stop giving . There are signs that is already happening if the high profile governor’s contest is an […]

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