Californians asked to approve $12.3 billion in proposed school bonds

By   /  October 29, 2014  /  California, Taxes, Watchdog Citizen News  /  No Comments

California's low turnout rate due to flaws in the voter rolls, and the potential for fraud, an expert said.

The real money to watch is in the countless local bond issues that now encumber California taxpayers with over $250 billion in debt.

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Congressional Democrats assist billionaire hedge-fund manager in Wall Street feud

By   /  October 28, 2014  /  California, Congress, National, News  /  No Comments

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By Josh Kaib and Will Swaim | Watchdog.org
Two years ago, billionaire hedge-fund manager William Ackman announced boldly — from a stage in a Manhattan conference center — that his Pershing Square Capital Management had taken a $1 billion short position on publicly traded Herbalife, the Los Angeles-based maker of nutrition products.
He was, in other words, betting that [...]

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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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