California’s Obsolete Transportation Solutions

AUDIO: A discussion of how California’s innovators lead the world in transportation innovation at the same time as California’s policymakers continue to ignore progress and fund obsolete solutions – 7 minutes on KOGO San Diego – Ed Ring on the Carl DeMaio Show.

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Union Members Should Want Pro-Business Policies

AUDIO: A discussion of public sector unions, how they are harming ordinary Californians, and how an insurrection within these unions could create a win-win scenario. If public sector union leadership truly embraced pro-business polices to lower California’s punitive cost-of-living, everyone would benefit – 37 minutes on 1380 AM KTKZ Sacramento – Ed Ring on the Phil Cowan Show with Katy Grimes as guest host.

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The Coming Impact of Pension Payments on California’s Cities, and How Reforms Could Happen

AUDIO: Part One – Employer contributions to pension systems for state/local workers are set to double in the next six years, best case. Ways agencies are trying to increase taxes and cut services to find the money – 10 minutes on 1440 AM KUHL Santa Barbara – Ed Ring on the Andy Caldwell Show.

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AUDIO: Part Two – A discussion of how California’s pension crisis began, what potential reforms could make pensions financially sustainable, and the organizations that could successfully push these reforms – 10 minutes on 1440 AM KUHL Santa Barbara – Ed Ring on the Andy Caldwell Show.

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Abundance vs Scarcity, Water Infrastructure vs Water Rationing, and California’s Economy

AUDIO: Part One – A discussion of water infrastructure projects that could be funded for far less than enforcing water rationing – 10 minutes on 1440 AM KUHL Santa Barbara – Ed Ring on the Andy Caldwell Show.

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AUDIO: Part Two – A discussion of California’s economy, the impact of higher taxes, and the impact of increasing payments to CalPERS on California’s cities and counties – 10 minutes on 1440 AM KUHL Santa Barbara – Ed Ring on the Andy Caldwell Show.

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What We Could Build With $64 Billion

AUDIO: A discussion of more useful infrastructure projects that could be funded with the $64 billion that is currently budgeted for the “Bullet Train” in California – 14 minutes on KFI Los Angeles – Ed Ring on the John and Ken Show.

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Keeping Friends in the Age of Trump

AUDIO: Life behind the Blue Curtain – Ed Ring for 13 minutes on KABC Los Angeles.

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The Opportunity Cost of High Speed Rail

AUDIO: A discussion of more useful infrastructure projects that could be funded with the $64 billion that is currently budgeted for the “Bullet Train” in California – 8 minutes on KOGO San Diego – Ed Ring on the Carl DeMaio Show.

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How California’s Leftists Are Puppets of the Plutocrats

AUDIO: A lively discussion on pensions, pension fund solvency, and how leftists are being duped by oligarchs – 30 minutes on KUHL 1440 Santa Maria (Central Coast) – Ed Ring on the Andy Caldwell Show.

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Where Are Tax Increases Going?

AUDIO: Where are tax increases going? A report on 2015 data on average California public sector worker pay and benefits at city, county, and state agencies – 25 minutes on KOGO San Diego – Ed Ring on the Carl DeMaio Show.

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California’s Voters Just Approved $5.0 Billion in New Taxes Per Year

AUDIO: If public pension funds were subject to the ERISA rules that govern private pension systems, last year’s total payments into these funds would have been $37 billion short of what is necessary to keep them solvent in the long run – 8 minutes on KABC 740 Los Angeles – Ed Ring on the Doug McIntyre Show.

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