Homeless Issue Tops in CA, Political Price for Inaction?

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

Two recently issued polls reveal that homelessness is the top issue in California. Disagreement abounds on how to confront the problem but the truth is if the homeless crisis is not ameliorated there will be a political price to pay and wise politicians should understand that. The Public Policy Institute of California statewide poll revealed […]

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PPIC Poll Tests Appeal of Tax Money for Schools

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

What can we learn from the Public Policy Institute of California’s poll on tax issues probably facing voters next year? For supporters of more money for schools, there is disappointment at this time in that two of the three measures tested have not generated majority support among likely voters. Schools are supposed to be the […]

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Is the State Order on Buying Electric Vehicles ‘Handwriting on the Wall’ for the Rest of Us?

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

Step one in the campaign to rid California of internal combustion engine automobiles is to have the state set the example. Step one was taken last week when Gov. Gavin Newsom ordered the state to purchase only electric vehicles with exceptions for public safety. How soon before the next steps occur to prohibit internal combustion […]

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Retiring The Ballot Number 13

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

Some notice has followed the fact that the state school construction bond on the coming March ballot has been labeled Proposition 13, the same ballot number of the well-known 1978 property tax cutting measure long praised or vilified in political circles depending on who is speaking. The concern raised brought back a memory when there […]

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Let Us Keep on Truckin’ Says Lawsuit; Remove the AB 5 Roadblock

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

Now it begins—the California Trucking Association (CTA) is opening what likely will become an avalanche of lawsuits, new legislation or just plain protests and complaints to get out from under the restrictions of AB 5 limiting the role of independent contractors.  The Trucking Association, to borrow a well-worn phrase especially popular in the 1960s, wants […]

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LA City Budget Situation Reflects a Sad Reality of Today’s Politics

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

The chatter from many presidential candidates and local politicians is that corporations and businesses are corrupting government and buying the government they want. While there is no denying that corporations do their best to influence and direct politicians, businesses are not the only ones playing that game and are often the target of spending interests […]

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Two Anniversaries and a Shrinking CA GOP

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

Two historical events anniversaries recognized the last few days both played a large role in neutering the California Republican Party. While many media outlets highlighted the political ramifications of Republican support for Proposition 187 twenty-five years ago, which was designed to limit benefits for many immigrants, the fall of the Berlin Wall 30 years ago […]

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UCLA and Presidential Debates: Win Some, Lose Some

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

I find it ironic that UCLA lost a major presidential debate because of a labor controversy when UCLA was once the beneficiary of hosting a presidential debate after a different kind of dispute moved the second 1988 presidential debate to UCLA from its original venue. In 1988, Vice-President George H. W. Bush, the Republican nominee […]

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A Holmes and Watson Approach to the Homeless Crisis

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

I’m not sure who plays which role but Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg and Los Angeles County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas are attacking the California crisis of homelessness like the team of Sherlock Holmes and John Watson using what Steinberg called a “deductive” approach to the problem. The co-chairs of the Governor’s Homelessness Task Force want to […]

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Senator Warren’s Wealth Tax Example Hit Home in CA 40 years Ago

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

While Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren is gaining attention and objections on how she proposes to pay for her Medicare-for-All plan, let’s focus on the initial defense of her wealth tax proposal which proves to be a succinct explanation for why middle class Californians embraced Proposition 13’s property tax protections. Warren defended her wealth tax on […]

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