Booming Housing Market

Houston’s Booming Housing Market is Economics 101 By Timothy Snowball, Attorney

Houston, Texas is one of the fastest growing metropolitan areas in the entire United States.  With its continually developing industrial bases in energy, manufacturing, aeronautics, and transportation, including being home to the headquarters of more than 25 Fortune 500 companies, the city attracts more than 100,000 new residents annually. What Makes Houston Different? What makes…

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Gas Prices

Working Californians Hit Hard by Gasoline Prices By Jon Coupal, President of Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association

A recent column was headlined “Inflation, The Cruelest Tax.” Well, if inflation is the cruelest tax, then inflation’s impact on gasoline, combined with the nation’s highest tax, can only be characterized as “cruel and unusual punishment.” In addition to inflation and taxes, other government policies related to petroleum are counterproductive. These include regulatory burdens and…

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Garbage Monopoly

City of Glendale Talking Trash! By Patricia A. Harris

As you are probably now aware, commercial trash, recycling and organics and bulky item collection services in Glendale are now being provided by city-selected franchised haulers, forcing all commercial properties to subscribe to services provided by their hauler, and to provide for source-separate recyclables and organic material from trash. Another Trash Monopoly? Several years ago…

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Rent Control

Property Owners of Units in Alameda Subject to Rent Control! By the City of Alameda

Beginning May 1, 2022, landlords of most Alameda rental units may serve their tenant with rent increase notices of no more than 2.7%, after the Alameda City Council adopted new legislation altering the moratorium on rent increases. The change applies to multi-unit properties built prior to February 1995, which are subject to a cap on the annual…

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