Four-year degrees pushed at California community colleges

By   /  October 24, 2014  /  California, Jobs + Growth, State Government, Watchdog Citizen News  /  No Comments

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A bill was signed permitting California community colleges to award bachelor’s degrees in vocational fields which typically only offer associate degrees.

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U.S. taxpayers fund anti-Israel bias at UCLA

By   /  October 23, 2014  /  California, Commentary, Education  /  No Comments

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By Eliana Rudee
The extraordinary anti-Israel bias in a federally funded program at UCLA isn’t just shocking. It may violate federal regulations.
Last month, an education watchdog group reported that the Center for Near East Studies (CNES) produced 28 events focused on the Arab-Israeli conflict from 2010-2013. Twenty-six of those 28 events, “or 93 percent, exhibited bias against Israel.”
That’s a [...]

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La Suprema corte sostuvo la Prohibición de foie gras en California

By   /  October 21, 2014  /  California, Commentary, Government Regulation, National, Supreme Court, Uncategorized, Watchdog En Español  /  No Comments

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Por Carlo Maffatt
LAS VEGAS, Nev. —La Suprema corte de Estado Unidos se rehusó a aceptar la apelación que buscaba levantar la prohibición de fois gras (pate de Pato). Esto hace que muchos teman la prohibición se expanda a otros tipos de carne.
El Gobernador californiano Arnold Schwarzenegger, pasó ley en 2004 vetando la producción y venta [...]

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High court supports California’s ban on foie gras

By   /  October 21, 2014  /  California, Government Regulation, National  /  No Comments

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By Carlo Maffatt | Nevada Watchdog
LAS VEGAS, Nev. — The U.S. Supreme Court’s refusal last week to hear an appeal challenging California’s ban on foie gras is leading many to fear the ban eventually could expand to include all kinds of meat.
Former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger in 2004 signed a ban on the production and sale [...]

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Smoke more, government needs the cash

By   /  October 16, 2014  /  California, Commentary, Taxes  /  No Comments

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By Steven Greenhut
One of the easiest mistakes for officials to make is to assume that people will continue to behave in the exact same way – regardless of any new tax rate or regulation that the government imposes. This “static” form of analysis leads to many unforeseen consequences and to results that usually defy the [...]

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Buzz kill? Richmond puts brewery on public tab

By   /  October 16, 2014  /  California, Local Government, News, Ohio, Virginia  /  No Comments

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By Kenric Ward | Watchdog.org Virginia Bureau
RICHMOND, Va. — Thirsty for jobs and good times, the city of Richmond is vowing to build a brewery on the James River.
The estimated $36 million tab includes $5 million from Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s “Opportunity Fund.”
If approved by the City Council, most of the money will be raised with a general [...]

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