Roger Niello

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I was serving in the California State Assembly ten years ago when we debated whether to pass AB 32, the Global Warming Solutions Act. Other than the debate regarding the importance of reducing greenhouse gases and the economic impact of the proposed regulations, there were two provisions of the measure that caused me and many of my colleagues concern should More

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We all know that familiar phrase: If we don’t learn the lessons of history we’re doomed to repeat them. Well, today’s lesson is trade. The issue is the Trans Pacific Partnership Trade Agreement. The history to learn from is the Smoot-Hartley tariff bill that was enacted in 1930. There were many mistakes made as the 1920s came to a close More

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Just like nobody doesn’t like Sara Lee (remember that commercial?), everybody is against duplicative and overly burdensome regulations. And everybody is a small business advocate. Liberals and conservatives alike, all policy makers profess the same allegiance. But talk specifics and the ranks start to separate. Everyone laments the so-called drive-by lawsuits filed in the name of the Americans with Disability More

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