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California earns grade of C+ for manufacturing health

California received a grade of C+ on a scorecard developed by Ball State University to gauge the health of each state’s manufacturing sector.

Greg Raths Pledges to Support Term Limits on Congress

U.S. Term Limits (USTL), the leader in the non-partisan national movement to limit terms for elected officials, praises candidate Greg Raths, 2020 U.S. House candidate for California’s (district 45), for signing the pledge for an amendment to term limit Congress. Raths is the first signer in this race.

San Mateo County’s $6,127-per-month cost of living is the highest in California

Residents of San Mateo County need to make $6,127 every month to maintain a modest standard of living, making it the most expensive place to live in California.

California’s public pensions are 72.5% government funded

Taxpayer contributions to California’s public pension funds in 2017 amounted to 72.5 percent of the total, the 23rd highest ratio among the 50 states, according to newly released data by the U.S. Census Bureau.

California disabled veterans still awaiting action on home loan fee refunds

Despite facing a July 31 target deadline, the Veterans Benefits Administration has yet to provide refunds to tens of thousands of disabled veterans who were erroneously charged home loan funding fees.

Average student loan debt for graduates in California is $22,383, study finds

College graduates in California have an average debt burden of $22,383, according to a study by the website 24/7 Wall St. examining average student loan debt in the 50 states.

Income taxes make up 33.8% of total state, local levies in California, study finds

State income tax revenues in California represent 33.8 percent of its total state and local levies, according to a new study by the Tax Foundation.

California ranks 5th highest in state, local government GDP, study finds

California finished fifth highest in the size of its state and local government operations, based on their share of the state’s gross domestic product, according to a 24/7 Wall St. analysis.

California pension plans are 69% funded, study finds

The funded ratio of the California public pension plans stands at 69%, according to a new analysis from the Tax Foundation based on fiscal-year 2017 data.

Lake rated least livable among California counties, study finds

Lake was ranked California’s worst county to live in, according to a Wall St. 24/7 analysis of regions with the poorest quality of life within all 50 states.

California ranks 40th highest on distilled spirits taxes

The state distilled spirits excise taxes in California ranked 40th in the nation, according to a new analysis from the Tax Foundation based on January 2019 data.

$526,427 in annual income gets you into California’s top 1% club, study finds

Bring in at least $526,427 in yearly income, and you’ll be among the top 1 percent of earners in California, according to a Wall St. 24/7 analysis of the ultra wealthy in every state.

California ranks 45th highest on wine taxes, study finds

The state wine excise taxes in California ranked 45th in the nation, according to a new analysis from the Tax Foundation based on January 2019 data.

California ranks 9th highest on state and local sales taxes, study finds

The combined state and average local sales taxes in California ranked ninth in the nation, according to a new analysis from the Tax Foundation based on July 2019 data.

California ranks 30th highest on beer taxes, study finds

The state beer excise taxes in California ranked 30th in the nation, according to a new analysis from the Tax Foundation based on January 2019 data.

Blanca Rubio Pledges to Support Congressional Term Limits

California state Assemblywoman Blanca Rubio (district 48) has committed support for term limits on Congress by signing the Term Limits Convention pledge.

California has 3rd highest identity theft rate among the 50 states, study finds

California finished third in a ranking by the website 24/7 Wall St. of identity theft rates across the nation.

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