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IV Daily Bulletin: Clear information essential to sound pandemic policies

July 24, 2020
Experts in the medical field and those in positions to make decisions over our lives frequently use the word “science” in reference to the pandemic. Sometimes, though, scientific facts intersect with politics, leading to arbitrary and detrimental sets of restrictive government guidelines.

Mercury News: Their new schools knew nothing about allegations against these Bay Area teachers. Should they have?

July 20, 2020
Kathryn Leehane wasn’t surprised to discover that former Presentation High teachers, named last week in a bombshell report that exposed years of sexual misconduct and coverups at the San Jose Catholic girls school, were still teaching in the Bay Area.

Daily Bulletin: Considerations on reopening California, by Mike Morrell

May 1, 2020
Our state and nation have implemented extraordinary measures in the face of the coronavirus pandemic. We are forever grateful to our health care workers and all those on the frontlines in this battle. After several weeks, with Californians following CDC and state guidelines, it appears things are...

Will Legislature Act This Year to Keep our Kids SAFE?

March 28, 2019
Pacific Research Institute - Right now, there’s a growing problem of teachers being investigated for sexual abuse in the classroom quietly resigning and then moving on to another school.

Will the Legislature Finally Act to Break California's Housing Logjam?

March 28, 2019
Podcast interview with the Pacific Research Institute’s Tim Anaya on the prospects for free-market housing reform legislation this session.

Why Senate Democrats Oppose Good Budget Transparency Bill

April 11, 2018
Flash Report - Despite this bill being the perfect opportunity for lawmakers to perform an actual act of transparency, Senate Democrats have a problem with this simple, straight forward idea, because not one of the Democrats on the Senate Committee on Governmental Organization voted in favor of SB...

California's war on 'economic crimes' raises eerie parallels to communist countries

April 8, 2018
OC Register - Many of these “economic crimes” simply involve working without the proper license. A study from the Institute for Justice finds that California has far more onerous licensing requirements than most other states. Our state makes it really hard for people to earn an honest living in...

California needs more answers on assisted suicide

April 6, 2018
Sacramento Bee - Despite nearly two years of doctor-assisted suicide in California, we know little to nothing about crucial questions: Why are patients selecting it? What quality and duration of health care have they received? Learning these answers could help us improve end-of-life care in...

Burdensome Licensing Law Turns Shampooers into Criminals

April 6, 2018
Fox & Hounds - California lawmakers often complain about the limited opportunities for low-income people to find meaningful work and about the paltry pay levels for those laboring in minimum-wage jobs at fast-food restaurants and other service establishments.

California state senator wants stricter vetting for teachers investigated for sexual abuse

April 6, 2018
The Desert Sun - To prevent teachers who have been investigated for sexual abuse from quietly resigning and moving to another school, a state senator representing parts of Riverside County is working to implement more rigorous background checks for California teachers.