No. 2: Reagan Reagan (1967-1974), the man who later became president, oversaw some of the state’s best growth spurts but also the pain of the early 1970s economic challenges. During his governorship, two laws that would later stymie housing development — California Environmental Quality Act and California Coastal Act — were signed into law. In his two terms, California averaged a half-century’s best 194,214 new units; 334,981 new residents; and 212,750 new jobs. … [Read more...] about Who was California’s best governor for housing?
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Despite her willingness to buck precedent -- arriving solo to Trump's State of the Union address, for example -- a person familiar with Melania Trump's work in the White House said protocol is paramount, as is preserving tradition. That thoughtfulness is being reciprocated by the Macrons, as CNN has learned the Trumps will be gifted a four-and-a-half-foot tall European sessile oak sapling that will be planted in Belleau Wood, in Aisne, France, site of a landmark World War I battle in June 1918, where nearly 10,000 US Marines and Army soldiers were killed or wounded. … [Read more...] about Melania Trump looks to history for inspired state dinner with the Macrons
Some Democrats still harbor regrets over the decision in 2013 to unilaterally end the filibuster for executive and judicial nominees. Democratic leaders said at the time they were forced to take the step to confirm a number of President Barack Obama’s nominees given unprecedented GOP obstruction from people like McConnell. Reid, who pulled the trigger on the rule change, still maintains that it was the right thing to do. But now that Republicans are confirming young, conservative judicial nominees at a historic pace under the Trump administration, some Democrats say there is reason for caution about going even further. … [Read more...] about If Progressives Want To Nuke The Filibuster, They’re Going To Have To Convince A Bunch Of Democrats First
Senate Bill: Rather than adopting a lower tax rate on pass-through income, the Senate bill allows pass-through entities to deduct 17.4 percent of their pass-through income in determining taxable income. This deduction is limited to 50 percent of the wages paid to the owner by the business. Pass-through entities are still subject to ordinary income tax rates. The deduction is not available to specified service businesses including law, accounting and other businesses whose income is above $150,000 and whose principal assets are the reputation and skill of employees. … [Read more...] about Tax Cuts and Jobs Act Update: Key Differences Between the House and Senate Bills
Ryan and Pelosi may fight in public a lot, but behind the scenes they have a fairly good working relationship. That they can't agree on the basic facts of a conversation about the chaplain just adds to the mystery surrounding this. … [Read more...] about Why Paul Ryan’s chaplain firing is very weird