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  • California Democrats want businesses to give half their tax-cut savings to state

    01/19/2018 7:16:32 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 58 replies
    SF Gate ^ | 1/19/2018 | Melody Gutierrez
    California lawmakers are targeting the expected windfall that companies in the state would see under the federal tax overhaul with a bill that would require businesses to turn over half to the state. A proposed Assembly Constitutional Amendment by Assemblymen Kevin McCarty, D-Sacramento, and Phil Ting, D-San Francisco, would create a tax surcharge on California companies making more than $1 million so that half of their federal tax cut would instead go to programs that benefit low-income and middle-class families. “Trump’s tax reform plan was nothing more than a middle-class tax increase,” Ting said in a statement. “It is unconscionable...
  • Wealthy exodus to escape new tax rules worries California Democrats

    01/18/2018 6:35:38 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 55 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 1/18/2018 | ADAM ASHTON
    The Republican-backed federal tax bill flipped the tables on a never-ending question for California politicians: Will high taxes lead the state’s wealthiest residents to flee the Golden State for the comparable tax havens of Florida, Nevada and Texas? Republicans reliably raise that alarm when Democrats advocate for tax increases, like the 2012 and 2016 ballot initiatives that levied a new income tax on very high-earning residents. But now, with the federal tax bill cutting off deductions that benefited well-off Californians, the state’s Democrats suddenly are singing the GOP song about a potential millionaire exodus. “People with higher incomes pay a...
  • Pelosi and Moonbeam Freak Out Over Tax Bill

    12/05/2017 1:43:27 PM PST · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | December 5, 2017 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Here’s a tweet from Nancy Pelosi: “I want every single California Republican to understand this. Your ideology doesn’t come first. Your party doesn’t come first. The PEOPLE come first. If you fail to recognize that, you don’t belong here.” She’s talking about the tax bill. Governor Moonbeam, Jerry Brown, “The tax bill is evil in the extreme.” You talk about unhinged and worse. BREAK TRANSCRIPT RUSH: So I checked the email during the break. “Rush, I don’t get it. What is Pelosi talking about here in that tweet that you read? ‘I want every single California Republican to understand...
  • Will we be ‘wiped out?’ How climate change is affecting California

    11/13/2017 10:21:34 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 40 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | November 13, 2017 | By Christopher Cadelago
    California could one day be uninhabitable. Fire. Heat. Floods. Infestation. Disease. Suffering. Scientists have for years warned about the ravaging consequences of a warming planet. Decamping for the 23rd session of the Conference of the Parties to the U.N. Convention on Climate Change, California academics and political leaders were mulling how to better deploy the distressing projections to give unwary citizens a better understanding of what’s at stake and compel them to see the wisdom of embracing sustainability. “This is bad stuff. It doesn’t get any worse,” Gov. Jerry Brown lamented to scientists, religious and political leaders in Europe ahead...
  • California Gov. Jerry Brown to protesters during climate speech: 'Let's put you in the ground'

    11/11/2017 11:39:43 AM PST · by ColdOne · 40 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | 11/11/17 | Mandy Mayfield
    California Gov. Jerry Brown jokingly called for protesters to be "put in the ground" as they disrupted his speech at a climate change event in Germany. "I agree with you, in the ground. Let's put you in the ground so we can get on with the show here," Brown, a Democrat, responded to protesters Saturday yelling as they chanted about fighting pollution and keeping oil in the ground. Brown was speaking at the U.S. Climate Action Pavilion on behalf of "America's Pledge," which brings together leaders from both the private and public sector to ensure America remains dedicated to the...
  • Jerry Brown blasts climate change ‘denialists in the room’ at European Parliament

    11/08/2017 2:20:07 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 21 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | November 8, 2017 | BY CHRISTOPHER CADELAGO
    BRUSSELS Gov. Jerry Brown, arriving in Brussels after collegial events in Germany, sparred publicly with British politicians when confronted over his climate change record at the European Parliament on Wednesday. Steven Woolfe, a British politician on the parliament, was first to pierce the pleasantries, accusing Brown of supporting state intervention “at a huge scale” and spending and increasing taxes “like it’s going out of fashion.” Brown’s climate change policy, he argued isolates the state from much of the U.S. Woolfe dismissed California’s cap-and-trade carbon market a “tax-and-spend” policy. And he teased the governor as potentially being interested in joining the...
  • Calif. governor going to Russia to discuss climate

    09/02/2017 5:47:39 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 55 replies
    Ventura County Star ^ | Aug. 31, 2017
    Calif. governor going to Russia to discuss climate SACRAMENTO - California's governor is traveling to Russia next week to discuss collaborating with Pacific nations on climate change at an economic forum hosted by the Russian government and featuring a talk by Russian President Vladimir Putin. Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown's Thursday announcement of his pending trip came on the same day the United States forced Russia to close its consulate in San Francisco amid escalating diplomatic tensions.
  • L.A. County hands $1.3B — Billion! — to illegals for welfare

    08/10/2017 6:49:53 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 19 replies
    GOPUSA ^ | 8/9/2017
    llegals living in Los Angeles County were handed almost $1.3 billion in welfare payouts between the months of 2015 and 2016, Fox News reported, citing data. That’s billion with a capital “B.” That’s a quarter of what the county distributed to its entire needy population in those same months. Liberals and government elitists always like to make the case that citizens ought to support some cheap-sounding fee- or tax-paying cause by grandly pronouncing, “It’s just the cost of a cup of coffee,” or “If everyone just gave up their Starbucks lattes, it’d pay for itself.” Well, guess what $1.3 billion...
  • Exodus: Company Helps Conservative Californians Emigrate to Texas

    07/31/2017 7:08:01 AM PDT · by Rockitz · 18 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 31 Jul 2017 | Joel B. Pollak
    A new company is helping conservative Californians emigrate to Texas, where they can enjoy lower taxes, better economic opportunities, and friendlier politics. Fox News reports that former Republican congressional candidate Paul Chabot has founded a company, Conservative Move, that helps would-be emigrants sell their homes in the Golden State and find new ones in the Lone Star State, and also helps them find “a good-paying job” in their new home. Chabot’s prospective clients include those who, like him, have concluded that California has no future for them: "While California during the 1980s and early 1990s was anything but serene –...
  • Jerry Brown Announces a Climate Summit Meeting in California

    07/06/2017 5:30:57 PM PDT · by Innovative · 47 replies
    NY Times ^ | July 6, 2017 | LISA FRIEDMAN
    Gov. Jerry Brown of California on Thursday reinforced his reputation as America’s de facto leader on climate change, announcing to cheering crowds in Hamburg, Germany that his state would gather leaders from around the world for a global warming summit next year. Speaking by videoconference to the Global Citizens Festival in Hamburg, where President Donald Trump is joining other world leaders for the Group of 20 economic summit, Governor Brown said the president “doesn’t speak for the rest of America” in pulling out of the Paris agreement on climate change.
  • Gov. Jerry Brown signs $125 billion state budget without a veto

    06/27/2017 3:19:18 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 10 replies
    SFGate.com ^ | 6/27/17 | Melody Gutierrez
    SACRAMENTO — Gov. Jerry Brown signed a $125 billion state budget Tuesday, stamping his official approval on a package of bills his office negotiated with Democratic leaders and then ushered through a Democratic-controlled Legislature. Brown signed the budget without a news conference or a single line-item veto. This was the second consecutive year that Brown did not use his authority to change the budget passed by the Legislature. Prior to that, the last time a governor did not veto a single item in the state budget was the 1982-83 budget, when Brown was then governor as well. “California is taking...
  • Jerry Brown’s Appointed Panel Votes to Make Him Highest-Paid Governor

    06/21/2017 8:15:43 AM PDT · by Rockitz · 17 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 21 Jun 2017 | Assemblyman Tim Donnelly
    California Gov. Jerry Brown is currently the longest-serving governor in California history, and will soon enjoy the distinction of being the highest paid governor in the country after a 3% pay raise. According to an article by My MotherLode, a Gold Country newspaper, “the governor’s pay will go from around $190,000 to $196,000…[and] Jerry Brown will become the highest paid Governor in the country. Pennsylvania currently pays its governor just over $193,000.” Unlike Jerry Brown, however, Pennsylvania’s Gov. Tom Wolf, also a Democrat, does not accept any salary. The Sacramento Bee reports that every state politician will receive a similar...
  • Jerry Brown defies Trump on world stage (Moonbeam to go to China!)

    06/01/2017 3:29:33 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 66 replies
    Politico ^ | 06/01/2017 | David Siders
    The California governor will fly to China to rally support for his climate change policies. ~snip~ “I’m on the side of the angels,” the former Jesuit seminarian said in an interview before flying on Friday to China, where he will rally support for his climate policies next week. “I’m going to do everything I can, and people are going to join with me.” ~snip~ Following Trump’s Rose Garden announcement Thursday, Brown told reporters, “Today’s announcement is tragic in a fundamental way. But it’s also, I guess, to be expected.” He called the withdrawal “insane” and said, “California will resist.”
  • Here’s how much Gov. Jerry Brown wants to raise the gas tax to fix crumbling roads (GAG!)

    03/30/2017 11:11:51 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 51 replies
    AP ^ | 03/29/2017 | AP Staff
    California’s governor and legislative leaders on Wednesday proposed raising $52 billion to fix the state’s roads through a big gasoline tax increase, higher car registration fees and a charge on emission-free vehicles. The 10-year plan would boost gasoline excise taxes for the first time in more than two decades, raising them 12 cents per gallon — a 43 percent increase. The tax would rise automatically with inflation. For the first time, owners of zero emission vehicles would pay a $100 annual fee because they use public roads but don’t pay gasoline taxes that fund highway maintenance. The plan also includes...
  • Calexit? Jerry Brown Asks Trump for Aid — for the 4th Time

    03/20/2017 10:46:22 AM PDT · by rktman · 41 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 3/20/2017 | Joel B. Pollak
    California Gov. Jerry Brown asked President Donald Trump on Sunday for federal emergency assistance for the fourth time in just two months since the new administration took office, putting the nascent “CalExit” movement in a difficult position.
  • Gov. Moonbeam on Oroville Dam: "Stuff happens"

    02/14/2017 8:01:35 AM PST · by Texas Eagle · 29 replies
    youtube ^ | Feb. 13, 2017 | Cal OES
    Fast forward to about the 8:30 mark to hear the germination of the CYA seed that is sure to grow into a mighty oak. Disgraceful.
  • California Gov: 'If Trump Turns Off The Satellites, California Will Launch Its Own Damn Satellite'

    12/17/2016 9:35:44 PM PST · by Helicondelta · 95 replies
    businessinsider.com ^ | Dec. 14, 2016
    California Gov. Jerry Brown gave a fiery speech on climate-change policy on Wednesday, during which he said, "If Trump turns off the satellites, California will launch its own damn satellite," according to The Los Angeles Times. Brown was speaking at the 2016 meeting of the American Geophysical Union, a prominent body of scientists who study Earth and space. In November, a top adviser to President-elect Donald Trump suggested the incoming administration would eliminate NASA's earth-science programs.
  • California Bites The Bullet With Background Checks

    07/07/2016 10:27:32 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 17 replies
    American Thinker ^ | July 7, 2016 | Daniel John Sobieski
    On the heels of the San Bernardino massacre, where terrorists entered a gun-free zone to slaughter their unarmed victims, California Gov. Jerry “Moonbeam” Brown signed legislation making it more difficult for law-abiding Americans to defend themselves. In the liberal mind, that doesn’t matter. It’s “gun violence”, not gang violence or terrorist violence. So let’s pass laws that would not have prevented San Bernardino: The Democratic governor signed six bills Friday requiring gun owners to give up magazines holding more than 10 rounds and to undergo a background check before they can purchase ammunition, among other measures… Read more: http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2016/07/california_bites_the_bullet_with_background_checks.html#ixzz4Dk9BAJbu Follow...
  • Jerry Brown: We’re Coming for Your High-Capacity Magazines

    07/04/2016 9:58:16 AM PDT · by rktman · 117 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 7/3/2016 | AWR Hawkins
    The high-capacity gun magazine ban goes into effect July 1, 2017, and the language of the ban – contained in SB 1446 – leaves no question as to the limited options for owners of such magazines: A person who, prior to July 1, 2017, legally possesses a large-capacity magazine shall dispose of that magazine by any of the following means: (1) Remove the large-capacity magazine from the state. (2) Prior to July 1, 2017, sell the large-capacity magazine to a licensed firearms dealer. (3) Destroy the large-capacity magazine. (4) Surrender the large-capacity magazine to a law enforcement agency for destruction.
  • California Marijuana To Cost Just $1 Per Gram After November Ballot

    07/04/2016 8:09:00 AM PDT · by rktman · 108 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 7/3/2016 | Guy Bentley
    One of the nation’s leading experts on marijuana and criminal justice fears California’s ballot to legalize marijuana could result in plummeting prices and rising rates of marijuana disorder. Professor Mark Kleinman, an adjunct scholar at the Center for American Progress excoriates the Adult Use of Marijuana Act, which qualified for a November ballot June 28. The bill allows commercial legalization of marijuana and six plants per household, with no limits on the quantity produced but a ban on sales and advertising to minors. California would impose a $9.75 tax (33 cents per gram) of flowers and a 15 percent sales...