Will Prop 22 Get Full Support from All AB 5 Critics?

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

Many industries and individual workers have a problem with Assembly Bill 5, California’s high-profile labor law that intends to classify many workers as employees with full benefits afforded by California law. But will these individuals and groups come to the aid of Proposition 22 on the November ballot, which takes Uber, Lyft and other app-driver […]

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Biden-Harris Ticket No Surprise

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

Go back to last year, the beginning of this presidential contest. Before the primaries, before Joe Biden stumbled out of gate and then recovered in South Carolina. Before any debates, back when Biden was considered a solid front runner in the Democratic Party to take on President Donald Trump. Many pundits and observers expressed the […]

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“Come back, Taxpayers!”

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

I couldn’t help but think of the well-known ending to the classic movie western, Shane, when I heard New York Governor Andrew Cuomo plead for rich New Yorkers to return to the Big Apple. Brandon De Wilde plays the young boy who idolizes Alan Ladd’s Shane. As the wounded gunfighter rides away for good, De […]

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The AG Brought Charges, But Will the Public Empathize with David Lacey?

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

The California Attorney General charged the husband of Los Angeles County District Attorney Jackie Lacey with a misdemeanor because he answered a 5 a.m. knock on the door of their home with a gun. News reports portray the incident as a political problem for incumbent Lacey in her hotly contested District Attorney race against progressive […]

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Proposition 15 and the Tug-of-War over Gov. Newsom

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

You’d have to forgive Gov. Gavin Newsom if he’s feeling like the rope in a classic tug-of-war between those on the opposite sides of the Proposition 15 property tax increase measure, each grabbing an arm and pulling him in their direction for an endorsement.  Yesterday, numerous small business owners and representatives of small business organizations […]

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California’s Choice: New and Enriched Public Programs or Freer Private Enterprise?

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

Change is coming to California following the double whammy of a pandemic eruption and police reform protests. Responses to the extraordinary dual events will initially flow into California’s current cultural and political liberal tide—a move toward more government involvement in our lives and more spending. History tells us that government officials and agencies enlarge their […]

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Sacrificing for the Environment—To a Point

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

The Public Policy Institute of California’s extensive environmental survey revealed that Californians are strong on environmental protections, but some answers make you wonder how far residents will go to back-up their pro-environment views.  When asked if they would be willing to make major lifestyle changes to address global warming, respondents overwhelmingly agreed. More than seven […]

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Going for Broke Chasing a Tax Gusher

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

In this time of Covid-19, public sector unions see an opportunity for a tax gusher. The Proposition 15 property tax increase measure funded largely by public unions could raise $12.5 billion. Assembly Bill 1253, introduced this week by fifteen Democratic legislators and encouraged by the public sector unions, is projected to raise $6.8 billion by […]

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Redistricting Commission Doesn’t Need Reforms…Well, Maybe One

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

When the first eight commissioners to the California Citizens Redistricting Commission were chosen by random drawing the beginning of the month, there was an outcry that no Latinos were selected. Because Latinos make up the largest ethnic group in California, the Los Angeles Times editorial board called the result an embarrassment. Others joined in to […]

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Polling the Environment that Surrounds Covid-19 and Social Justice

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

The Public Policy Institute of California is out with its regular “Californians and the Environment” poll, but this time the environment measured were attitudes around the three headline grabbing issues of the last few months: effects of the coronavirus; social justice issues; and the economy.  While you can delve into the entire poll here, what […]

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