Stubborn Coronavirus Leads to Homelessness as Top Concern for LA County Businesses

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

The Los Angeles County Business Federation (BizFed) released data from its annual survey and produced a surprise in businesses’ top concern. Knocking taxes and fee as the top concern after nine consecutive years was the problem of homelessness. Three-quarters of the 371 businesses responding to the survey said that homelessness was an extremely critical concern. […]

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Poll: Voters Agree that Proposition 15 is First Step in Undoing Prop 13 for Homeowners

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

UC Berkeley’s Institute of Government Studies’ (IGS) poll asked voters if Proposition 15, the initiative to raise taxes on commercial property, would be the first step in making “similar” changes in the Proposition 13 property tax restrictions for homes. Voters agreed by a solid 56% to 19% margin with 25% undecided. While Proposition 15 enjoys […]

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DiFi and the Test of Time

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

Perhaps nothing in the California political scene is more telling about the change state politics has seen over the last couple of decades than the attitude toward United States Senator Dianne Feinstein. She has gone from a position as the most respected California politician to one who is polarizing within her own majority party. Will […]

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Despite Concerns, Initiative Process is Here to Stay

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

For its October poll, the Public Policy Institute of California tested support for California’s initiative process. In a series of four questions the pollsters asked voters if they were satisfied with the initiative process, if the process was controlled by special interests, if there are too many propositions on the ballot, and if initiative wording […]

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What New Polling Tells Us About Propositions 15 & 16

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

The Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC) tested two ballot propositions in its October poll and while things can certainly change as the election campaigns head into the home stretch the poll results have something to say about the campaigns and the issues they represent. In a couple of words, on Prop 15: a difficult […]

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Ballot Integrity Questions Could Upset Typical Vote Patterns

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

Fire in official ballot drop boxes, unofficial ballot drop boxes set up to harvest ballots, the attorney general demanding the names of voters using the unofficial drop boxes, questionable ballots mailed in California, warnings of violence erupting around the election, and the COVID-19 crisis have all made the process of counting this year’s vote the […]

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Consider Another Option to the Prop. 24 Debate

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

Proposition 24 is tough stuff—tough to get through and understand that is. The measure runs 52-pages. The politics are a bit confusing, too. While proponents argue that Proposition 24 will strengthen California’s current privacy law, some privacy advocates say it’s not strong enough and that’s why they want it defeated. But it has always seemed […]

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San Francisco’s Not So Universal Basic Income for Artists

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

San Francisco proposes to pay artists $1,000 a month as part of the movement for a Universal Basic Income, this while the city sees many markers of decline due to the coronavirus, a hole in the city budget and multiple tax increases facing city voters on the coming ballot.  While an unbalanced Universal Basic Income […]

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A Tale of Two Supreme Court Nominations

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

In Washington, D.C., U.S. Supreme Court nominee Judge Amy Coney Barrett is going through a high-profile confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee, accompanied by partisan fireworks. Across the country in California, much more quietly, newly nominated California Supreme Court justice Martin Jenkins is going through the California confirmation procedure minus partisan bickering. Which confirmation […]

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Consequences from the Ballot Harvesting Law

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

Those unofficial “official” ballot boxes that have popped up in a few counties are an outgrowth of the legislative edict to allow for ballot harvesting, a practice fraught with potential mischief or abuse.   The boxes marked “official” and set up by state and county Republican organizations may violate state law. The Republicans argue it is […]

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