Mayors’ Reasons for Supporting Prop. 15 Don’t Hold Up

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

Fifteen California mayors, including mayors of some of California’s biggest cities, signed a letter to Gov. Gavin Newsom urging him to endorse Proposition 15, the commercial property tax increase on the November ballot. However, the main reasons the mayors used to support their position don’t stand up to a real-world examination of the facts. The […]

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Will San Diego County be the New Rhode Island?

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

When I first looked at the county rankings under Gov. Gavin Newsom’s four tier standards to open the economy safely, I had to wonder if in Southern California San Diego County would become the new Rhode Island. You will recall that Rhode Island put up barriers to travelers from other states that were labeled Covid-19 […]

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Picasso Lawmaking: SB 820

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

The art of lawmaking would be better displayed than the example of SB 820, an omnibus education bill. This so-called budget trailer bill is like a Picasso painting with all weird shapes and sizes of legislation gathered together on one canvas. How can a lawmaker study the details and decide with a simply yes or […]

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Is There Still a Place for the Death Penalty in California?

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

A couple of recent headlines and news reports raise the death penalty issue again, which never seems to be put to rest in California. This week the California Supreme Court overturned the death penalty verdict for Scott Peterson in the well-known 2004 killing of his pregnant wife. Previously, the Golden State Killer, Joseph DeAngelo, was […]

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Devastating Fires Could Boost Proposition 19

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

Californians across the state are living through, watching and reading about the devastation caused by the fires roaring throughout the state, already consuming about 1.5 million acres with still months to go before the usual fire season is over. Typically, major disasters trigger political responses in one form or another and the fires in the […]

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AB 323 as Amended Will Help Save Local Journalism

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

Assemblymember Blanca Rubio’s AB 323 to help local newspapers by favoring them with government advertising and delaying the AB 5 requirements of worker classification for newspaper delivery drivers seemed incomplete, that is until late amendments were made to the bill last week that joined it to AB 2257.  The idea behind AB 323, pushed fervently by […]

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Kevin McCarthy on California

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

Republican congressional leader Kevin McCarthy of Bakersfield spent time with the Los Angeles World Affairs Council and Town Hall yesterday answering questions on national and international issues, but also touched directly on some California topics. McCarthy spoke about an all-mail ballot election in California, the state energy blackouts, and even commented on whether California colleges […]

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A View from an LAPD Officer

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

We can’t know what all the police officers in California are thinking about current focus on their profession and service. But by listening to one Los Angeles Police Department officer answering questions about what he sees and feels, I got a sense of what I suspect are attitudes representative of many cops.  The officer, who […]

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Business Doesn’t Want to Just Turn Off the Lights to deal with Energy Shortage

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

Gov. Gavin Newsom says the rolling blackouts that hit California are “simply unacceptable.” Granted. So, what are we going to do about it? There is a practical solution for dealing with potential energy shortages in the state and that is to have a balanced energy program that relies not only on renewable energy and innovative […]

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And Now a Wealth Tax To Chase Taxpayers Away

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

If anyone raises the argument that rich taxpayers would escape California if taxes on them get higher and higher, the response is usually that there is no evidence that that would happen. Yet in the last week,  there are clear indications from Democratic elected officials fearing  that could happen. In California, the concern is expressed […]

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