Casting a Vote on Newfangled Voting Equipment

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

There was a mock election in Los Angeles County this weekend put on by the county registrar-recorder’s office and I voted for the Hollywood sign as the most iconic L.A. landmark. The question about the best landmark was one of the 14 test questions included in the mock election for county residents to test out […]

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SoCal Undercutting Harris’s Hopes

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

California Senator Kamala Harris’s campaign in her home state is floundering according to the UC Berkeley Institute of Governmental Studies poll.   That seems a bit of a surprise until one takes a longer look at Harris’s election history in the Golden State. Coming from the heated political environment of San Francisco, Harris barely captured […]

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Road Funds as Political Football

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

Too much traffic, too many potholes–California road conditions stink. While some money is in place to deal with the roads both federal and state authorities weaponize taxpayer funds intended to fix the roads to try and bend other government entities to their will. The losers are taxpayers and suffering commuters. The latest episode is the […]

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Meetings of Rivals the Solution to Complex Problems? Gov. Thinks So

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

Governor Newsom’s plan for solving major complex issues is to bring all sides of an issue together to hammer out solutions. It might prove more difficult than he can imagine. When he signed Assembly Bill 5 to oversee the classification of workers, Newsom declared, “”I will convene leaders from the Legislature, the labor movement and […]

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Garcetti Says Business is Booming in LA; But Beware of New Business Taxes

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

In his annual address to the San Fernando Valley’s United Chamber of Commerce event, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti proudly proclaimed Los Angeles a city of the future that promotes the business community. While he had a list of positives about the city’s economic vitality, including tax reductions for business, he didn’t mention that he […]

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A Bill to Advantage Labor over Business in Using Direct Democracy

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

The latest effort by the legislature to reduce law-making competition from the initiative process now on Governor Newsom’s desk favors the majority party’s labor allies over the business community.  AB 1451 authored by Assemblyman Evan Low requires that at least ten percent of petition signatures come from unpaid signature gatherers. The measure would also ban […]

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Criticism of Big Tech Indicates A Political Shift

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

When the Attorney Generals of 48 states joined AGs from Washington, D.C. and Puerto Rico to announce a widespread probe of dominant technology firms, the focus here was that California Attorney General Xavier Becerra did not sign on. Yet, there is another aspect to the story that indicates a political shift occurring with some Republicans […]

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Ignoring the Will of the People

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

To borrow a term from the legal world, prima facie evidence indicates the governor and legislature have little regard for what the voters think and choose to go their own way. It can be seen with the governor’s moratorium on the death penalty and the legislature’s decision on rent control. Governor Newsom’s position on the […]

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Public Banking and the Slow Takeover of the Private Sector

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

If the governor says okay, we will soon see public banks established in local jurisdictions pop-up around California, another step of government officials invading the private sector. The legislature sent to Governor Newsom AB 857 by Assembly members David Chiu and Miguel Santiago to allow for the creation of public banks, controlled by local government […]

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AB 5 and the Ghost of Failed Bills Past

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

If AB 5 to reclassify workers in the new economy becomes law it will set up future trouble for the state much like the bills in the 1990s to deregulate energy and the granting of wider pension benefits for public employees. The bills are quite different and their paths to becoming law are also different. […]

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