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Gentrification is Good

By Elliot Eisenberg, Ph.D., GraphsandLaughs, LLC Over the past few decades, the term “gentrification,” i.e. high-income persons and households moving into poor minority neighborhoods, who, in doing so, push out significantly poorer lifelong residents, has become one...

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Why Healthcare Is So Expensive

By Elliot Eisenberg, Ph.D. GraphsandLaughs, LLC While there are many reasons why healthcare spending is growing much faster than the economy — including an aging population and the rising cost of prescription drugs — one problem that gets virtually no attention and is...

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End-of-session legislative update

By Dennis Albiani and Faith Lane Borges Early in the morning of September 1, the 2018-19 legislative session was gaveled to a close. During the last month of session, the Legislature acted on over 1,000 measures, the majority of which made it to the Governor. All of...

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Another family business giving back

Family businesses are often the pillars of their community. A case in point is Peterson Holding Companies, the parent firm of FBA Member Peterson Cat. The company was founded in 1936 by founder and company namesake Howard Peterson and now his grandson, Duane Doyle, is...

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Four family businesses join FBA

Firms in Petaluma, West Sacramento, Chico, and Salinas seek to protect family business Four businesses recently joined the Family Business Association of California, the only organization exclusively working to protect the interests of family businesses in Sacramento....

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FBA lobbyists look ahead to August

By Dennis Albiani and Faith Lane Borges The Legislature has adjourned for a month long summer recess and will return on August 6th for the final four weeks of this legislative year. A month "off of work" is hardly the summer dream it sounds like. All statewide...

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Legislative Session Starts ‘Second Half’

By Dennis Albiani and Faith Lane Borges Apart from the spirited farewell speech from former Senator Josh Newman, who was recalled in the primary election last week, the days of vigorous debate and floor fights appear to be over in the deep blue California Legislature....

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