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Is the Gas Tax Repeal Measure the New Proposition 13?

Secretary of State Alex Padilla today announced that a measure to repeal the recent gas tax increase has qualified for the November ballot. Republican supporters of the initiative are hoping to hear an echo from another citizen tax revolt from 40 years ago: Proposition 13. That measure, passed overwhelmingly by voters in 1978, significantly rolled […]

Texas Produces Five Times the Wind Power as California at Almost Half the Price—Blame Regulation

The electricity markets in the two most-populous states couldn’t be more different. California government heavily regulates electricity while Texas allows free market competition in most of the state. Yet, Texas produced about five times the amount of wind power as did California in 2017 while it generated about 29 percent more non-hydroelectric renewable power (California’s strict renewable […]