Who Wants a Party Label?

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

In Gavin Newsom’s first television ad of the fall campaign he doesn’t mention he is a Democrat. In Harley Rouda’s race for Congress against Dana Rohrabacher, his recent television ads ignore the fact he is a Democrat. In Dante Acosta’s bid for re-election in the 38th Assembly District his mailings and handouts don’t mention he’s […]

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In the Age of the Janus Ruling, Unions Must Prove Their Worth While Government Must be a Fair Umpire

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

On the California Democratic Party website under the category Economic Justice is highlighted the following: Dems Lead: California Governor Jerry Brown signed the Agricultural Labor Relations Act in 1975, the nation’s only law that protects farm workers’ right to unionize. But as the California Supreme Court upheld an appellate court ruling last week, workers also […]

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Will California’s Car Culture Help the GOP?

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

Republicans see an opportunity to score points with voters this election season because of Californians historical love affair with cars. Two hot current issues that touch all Californians are connected to the state’s car culture—the difficulties, or shall we say disasters at the DMV, and the gas tax repeal initiative. Republicans already signaled that they […]

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The Shrinking CA GOP—Too Conservative or Too Moderate?

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

With word that conservative Assemblyman Travis Allen is considering a run for California Republican Party chairman against a more moderate former Assemblyman David Hadley, the question that has echoed in party confabs for decades rises again. Is the party shrinking because it supports a hard-core conservative agenda or because it supports moderate candidates? Delegates at […]

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Let’s Avoid a “High Speed Rail” Situation in Space

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

Putting aside questions of effectiveness and even validity of the satellite project proposed by Gov. Jerry Brown at his Global Climate Action Summit, we should be concerned that the satellite could emulate the high-speed rail in that the costs will not be covered as promised and that taxpayers will end up holding the bag. The […]

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Business Not United on Gas Tax Repeal

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

While business organizations are largely opposed to Proposition 6, the gas tax repeal measure, opposition to the measure from business is not universal. Yesterday, the influential California Business Roundtable announced its positions on November’s ballot and Proposition 6 was absent. The California Business Roundtable took a neutral position on SB 1, the gas tax increase […]

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Californians Aboard State’s Fight Over Climate Change—So Far

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

Costs and economic concerns have not derailed Californians majority support for the fight against climate change. With the Global Climate Change Summit kicking off in San Francisco today the Public Policy Institute of California released a fact sheet on Californian’s View on Climate Change based on polling results from July. Californians as a whole are […]

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Will Soda Industry have Allies in Fight Against New Tax Proposal?

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

Doctors and dentists filed a tax increase initiative on sugary drinks for the 2020 ballot. Naturally, the soda industry is opposed. The question is will they have allies in this fight to oppose the measure if it makes the ballot? Follow the twisting path of the battle over soda taxes to understand the reason this […]

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Prop 13: Still a Target, Still Supported

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

Opponents who delight in blaming Proposition 13 for many ills that befall California even jump on property tax related issues related to Prop 13 that were actually created by the California legislature. The transfer of principal residents from parents to children while retaining a current property tax assessment is a law created in the legislature […]

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Trust Busting May Make a Comeback

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

With Silicon Valley and other internet mega companies facing criticism for business practices across the political spectrum it is not hard to imagine that a modern version of trust busting could emerge as a political issue. President Theodore Roosevelt built his popularity in busting up monopolies in the early 1900s. Roosevelt did not target all […]

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