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Walters: Politics, Snafus Stall Jobless Benefits

The good news for millions of out-of-work California workers is that the federal government is offering them an additional $300 per week in unemployment insurance benefits. The not-so-good news is that the bonus is just half of the $600 in extra jobless benefits that expired nearly a month ago, it’s uncertain when...

Walters: California Economy Faces Tough Slog

It now seems like ancient history, but only a few months ago, California’s economy was roaring. “By any standard measure, by nearly every recognizable metric, the state of California is not just thriving but, in many instances, leading the country, inventing the future, and inspiring the nation,” Gov. Gavin Newsom...

Opinion: Next Stimulus Should Focus on Energy, Infrastructure

As a lifelong free-market conservative, I know it pained many of my fellow Republicans to vote for the $2.3 trillion emergency relief package signed into law last month. The thought that the economy may need an additional $1 trillion or more in federal spending before the COVID-19 pandemic is over to avoid...