The steelhead trout my wife and I cooked for dinner earlier this week seemed pricey. The small package cost $8.99, but it really was quite a deal when one considers what the Obama administration and California state officials are paying to save a handful – maybe a dozen or so – of the same fish on the Stanislaus River.Read More →
Watchdog Podcasts: Breaking The Piggy Bank — Higher taxes, higher benefits and the political problems of public pensions
Breaking The Piggy Bank is Watchdog.org’s weekly look at the national public-pension crisis, how it’s affecting state and city budgets and what can be done — if anything — to fix it.Read More →
SACRAMENTO — A nasty anti-gay initiative proposed in California has been used by foes of the state’s initiative process to reinforce the need for reform. Certainly, one modest reform might be in order, but the “Sodomite Suppression Act” should mostly be ignored.
In late February, a Huntington Beach man filed with the state attorney general the […]Read More →
By Steven Greenhut | Watchdog.org
The March issue of the AARP Bulletin (published by the group formerly known as the American Association of Retired Persons) promises an issue filled with outrageous “abuse, rip-offs and injustices,” but it’s no surprise it wrongly scares the public about the pension crisis.
AARP warns readers about companies and governments that are […]
The contractor for California’s high-speed rail system is having an event on the Capitol grounds, featuring a model car that is “Connectin Cities at 220 miles per hour.”
For $68 billion, they ought to be able to afford a “g” (in connecting). Furthermore, this train will never go 220 mph — not with a blended route that […]