Kevin McCarthy on Political Anger and Political Risk

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

If the harsh division in congress reflects attitudes across the country, as House majority leader and California congressman Kevin McCarthy asserted at the Milken Institute Global Conference in Beverly Hills yesterday, there is a belief among many political observers that the midterm elections will mirror a political environment not friendly to McCarthy’s team. While McCarthy […]

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Polls Miss Key Element in Sanctuary State Debate

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

You have to wonder if poll results reflect the true attitude of California voters on the sanctuary state issue when a key component of that debate is not included in poll questions. The recently released UC Berkeley Institute of Government Studies poll revealed support from Californians on the sanctuary issue. However, the questions asked were […]

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Golden State Killer Story and LA Sheriff’s Report Boost Prop 47 Reform Effort

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

The proposed initiative to change aspects of Proposition 47 that many in law enforcement say has led to increased crime in California is sure to get a boost from the capture of the alleged Golden State Killer and an arrest report issued by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s office. Changes in the collection of DNA […]

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Beware Mischief in Governor’s Race

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

The newest poll results in the governor’s race sets up a possibility of campaign shenanigans ripped from the pages of California political history. The poll from the UC Berkeley’s Institute of Governmental Studies gives Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom a healthy lead at 30% over two Republicans almost dead even. Businessman John Cox recorded 18% in […]

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Opposition to “Tax Fairness” Measure is All About Pensions

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

A campaign committee was formed to oppose an initiative that would stiffen the requirements for voter approved tax increases under the pretense that the opposition is about preserving local government services. The opposition really stems from local government’s growing pension liabilities. The “Committee to Protect Our Communities” announced itself as a campaign organization to protect […]

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The Value of Prop 13 as Revealed by a Burned Out House

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

No surprise that Proposition 13 gets some blame for the housing crisis in California—yet like so many attacks on Prop 13 the truth is opposite what opponents claim. Proposition 13 prevents greater housing woes by helping people keep their homes. Case in point, the story in the Mercury News that reports the shell of a […]

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The University of Southern California is not in the State of Southern California and Other Issues With the “Cal 3 State” Proposal

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

Not only is the University of Southern California not in the state of Southern California under Tim Draper’s initiative proposal to divide California into three states, the University of California would no longer be in the state of California. It would reside in the state of Northern California. And, there are plenty of larger issues […]

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Tax Day. Time to Re-Think the CA Tax Structure? Don’t Bet on It!

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

Income taxes are due today, which should give us pause to think about the state’s rickety tax structure built on a narrow foundation of a few high end taxpayers. ForgetAboutIt! Hardly anyone seems to care, not while the current tax system is raining dollars into the state treasury like manna from heaven. The latest figures […]

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Will Business Jump into the Gov. Race?

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

Word that big money flowed into a charter school inspired independent expenditure organization in support of former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa raises the question if major business interests will soon make a similar effort with money or endorsements. As the governor’s race takes shape with less than two months to go before the June […]

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Steve Poizner’s “Puncher’s Chance” Could Alter CA Politics

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

Steve Poizner’s independent run for Insurance Commissioner can be precedent setting. Last week, on this page Joe Mathews argued that Poizner’s run as an independent was an act of folly. I disagree. The Insurance Commissioner’s race only has four certified candidates. Two viable Democratic candidates, state senator Ricardo Lara and physician Asif Mahmood, Peace and […]

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