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    Union Dues Force Home Care Workers to Support Their Undoing at Polls

    While union workers go door to door in California to recruit dues-paying providers of home care services, union officials push a ballot initiative that could unravel the family ties in those same services. If voters approve the proposal, California residents who offer personalized services to needy family members in their homes … More

    Tony Stark, Come Home: Hollywood Seeks Tax Breaks to Lure More Movies

    Hollywood’s new role may be as the world capital for film entertainment in name only, unless California can compete with other states in tax incentives, industry watchers say. FilmL.A. Inc., the nonprofit film office of the city and county of Los Angeles, has partnered with Warner Bros. Entertainment, unions and others … More

    California Gun Case Sets Stage for Second Amendment Showdown at Supreme Court

    The overturning of a San Diego law restricting residents’ right to carry a firearm outside their homes for self-defense is a clear win for gun-rights advocates and sets up a showdown on the issue before the U.S. Supreme Court, a Heritage Foundation legal analyst says. “This is the fifth federal … More

    See Everything This Mom's Cutting to Pay for Obamacare

    The holiday season is looming, but this year Kate Joy and her husband aren’t budgeting for gifts or saving for a vacation. They’re figuring out how to afford the 150 percent premium increases they’ll face in the New Year, thanks to Obamacare. Joy and her husband live in Sonora, California, and … More

    Canceled: Loyal Obama Supporters Lose Their Health Insurance Plan

    Every day, it’s becoming clear that no one in the individual insurance market (who bought a plan after Obamacare passed) is safe from the dreaded cancellation notices. Such was the case recently for “cradle Democrats” and self-described Obama supporters Lee Hammack and his wife, JoEllen Brothers. According to ProPublica, the … More

    Has Your Health Insurance Plan Been Canceled?

    They liked their health care plans—but they couldn’t keep them. That’s the situation facing nearly 1.5 million Americans right now under Obamacare, although that’s far from a final tally. White House spokesman Jay Carney admitted yesterday that some Americans will not be able to keep their health care plans under … More

    Obamacare Hurts America: The Story of Natalie Willes

    Every day we’re hearing more stories of Obamacare’s real-life impact on Americans. Three years after President Obama promised, “If you like your insurance plan, you will keep it,” people are receiving notices from insurance companies with surprising news. Natalie Willes is one of them. Willes, a Los Angeles sleep consultant, … More

    Senator Feinstein to Homeland Security: Stop Enforcing Immigration Law

    In a letter to Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Janet Napolitano, Senator Diane Feinstein (D–CA) has asked that DHS stop enforcing immigration law regarding farm workers: Immigration and Customs Enforcement has wisely used its prosecutorial discretion to defer removal of young people who arrived in the United … More

    California Bill Targeting Boy Scouts Illustrates Threats to Religious Freedom

    Legislation “cruising” through the California legislature would strip certain state-level tax exemptions from nonprofit youth groups that differentiate on “gender identity,” “sexual orientation,” and other bases. The bill names familiar youth organizations such as the Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, and Little League. However, as one report observes, the bill “appears … More

    Is California Protecting Women?

    California Governor Jerry Brown (D) had an inconsistent week. On Monday, August 12, he signed a bill allowing boys to use girls’ restrooms in all California public schools. The next day, he vetoed a bill to legalize the selling and buying of human eggs (oocytes) for research. By signing the … More