The follies and excesses of Proposition 65

Will Swaim
President of the California Policy Center

It’s been a bad summer for Proposition 65, which is a good thing for California’s small businesses and consumers. Prop. 65 is the California law responsible for the cancer-warning signs so ubiquitous that most Californians know it’s better just to ignore them. In bars and restaurants, on playground equipment, shoes, umbrellas, and golf club covers, […]

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Why can’t California lawmakers stop sexual harassment in the capitol?

Will Swaim
President of the California Policy Center

You know who doesn’t look so weird anymore? Vice President Mike Pence. When Pence told the Washington Post that he doesn’t dine alone with women, and never, ever attends an event solo if alcohol will be served, many gasped. He seemed like a too-tightly wrapped antihero from Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale. But that was in ancient America, […]

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