Legislature Wants to Tax Drinking Water for First Time in History

The California Legislature is moving for the first time in history to tax every residence and business about a dollar month for drinking water to generate $2 billion over the next 15 years to supposedly clean up contaminated ground water. Although Senate Bill 623 is titled: “Safe and Affordable Drinking Water Fund,” a coalition of agricultural […]

Mortgage Settlement is Bailout for CA by Other States

Crossposted on California Political Review Two weeks ago I published in Big Government and on the Pacific Research Institute’s CalWatchdog website: “New California Budget Crisis May Torpedo November Tax Increase Initiative”, a report illuminating how State Controller John Chaing had shocked California’s spendthrift politicians by announcing the State would be out of cash beginning March […]