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Our view: Kudos to Johnstons for Boys & Girls Club after school program

By   /  Friday, September 6th, 2019  /  Central Coast, Editorials, Education, Latest news, Nonprofits, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Our view: Kudos to Johnstons for Boys & Girls Club after school program

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Our view: Capitalism adapting to economic realities

By   /  Friday, August 30th, 2019  /  Editorials, Latest news, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Our view: Capitalism adapting to economic realities

The Business Roundtable fired a shot heard round the capitalist world on Aug. 19. That’s when 180 large company CEOs said they were willing to set aside the strict orthodoxy of shareholder returns and consider the employees, vendors, clients and communities key to their success. The Economist, the Wall Street Journal and others picked up Read More →

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Balbien: Let economic theory guide tax reform

By   /  Thursday, August 29th, 2019  /  Education, Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Balbien: Let economic theory guide tax reform

By Joel Balbien In an ideal world, governments operate under balanced budgets and taxes on the private sector and individuals are structured to minimize adverse changes in economic behavior. Good public policy funds government services demanded by voters and paid for by taxpayers while sustaining competitive levels of private sector production, sale of goods of Read More →

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Light: Watch out for home care labor laws

By   /  Friday, August 23rd, 2019  /  Latest news, Law, Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Light: Watch out for home care labor laws

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Our view: Jackson’s red flag orders bill preventing tragedies

By   /  Friday, August 23rd, 2019  /  Editorials, Latest news, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Our view: Jackson’s red flag orders bill preventing tragedies

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Our view: Airports flying high in Santa Barbara, SLO

By   /  Friday, August 16th, 2019  /  Editorials, Latest news, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Our view: Airports flying high in Santa Barbara, SLO

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Our view: Ventura County’s focus on fiscal stability pays

By   /  Friday, August 9th, 2019  /  Editorials, Latest news, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Our view: Ventura County’s focus on fiscal stability pays

There are two numbers you need to know about the state of Ventura County’s $2.3 billion budget — 87.8 percent and $150 million. The 87.8 percent is the funded level for the county’s pension obligations, a number that is within the range of full funding and well ahead of CalPERS current level of 70 percent. Read More →

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