Katy Grimes

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Katy Grimes is an investigative journalist, Senior Correspondent with the Flash Report, ReaganBabe, and Senior Media Fellow with Energy and Environmental Institute. A longtime political analyst, she has written for The Sacramento Union, The Washington Examiner, Watchdog.org, The Pacific Research Institute’s CalWatchdog, The San Francisco Examiner, The Business Journal, E&E Legal, The Sacramento Bee, Legal Insurrection, Canada Free Press, and Laura Ingraham’s LifeZette, and can be heard regularly on many talk radio shows each week.

Most Recent Articles by Katy Grimes:

Bill to Reject Israel Discrimination Opposed by Shmendriks In Jewish Caucus

Mar 28, 2016 — Katy Grimes

California businesses are increasingly being pushed to participate in economic boycotts of anything to do with Israel. The insidious, growing “boycott, divestment and sanctions” movement absurdly claims that Israel practices apartheid.

Followers of the BDS movement paint Israel as vicious and evil, and say it should be discarded from American investments.

Calif Ag Labor Agency Spent $10 Million To Prevent Farm Workers’ Votes From Being Counted

Mar 24, 2016 — Katy Grimes

The Agricultural Labor Relations Board has spent $10.8 million to prevent Gerawan Farming Workers 2013 votes from being counted—more than $4,100 per vote to deny farmworkers their legal rights to be heard.

The Agricultural Labor Relations Board is also being sued for bias and conflicts of interest, and has been found actively and openly working on behalf of the United Farm Workers Labor union, rather than farm workers. And this takes money… a lot of money.

CA Assembly Public Safety Committee Makes Illegal Gun Sale, ‘Illegaler’

Mar 16, 2016 — Katy Grimes

The California Legislature has demonstrated once again how irrelevant and unnecessary it is as a full-time body.

The Assembly Public Safety Committee just passed a bill making illegal gun sales “illegaler,” according to Sam Paredes, Executive Director of Gun Owners of California.

340% ‘Miscalculation’ Is Basis for The CA Air Resources Board’s Diesel Regs

Feb 24, 2016 — Katy Grimes

Part ll in a series. Part l is here.

The metastasis of statewide diesel truck regulations created by the California Air Resources Board has forced many large and small truckers out of business. The truckers still in business have had to spend $20,000 to $50,000 per truck retrofit with the CARB’s expensive, mandated Diesel Particulate Filter, or they have had to buy newer model trucks to meet the new regulations. New trucks are hugely expensive.

By the stroke of a pen from unelected career bureaucrats hiding behind layers of government, millions of trucks were suddenly deemed illegal. And it was done retroactively. It is a violation of the U.S. Constitution for the government to pass a law retroactively, criminalizing something after the fact.

How To Make A California Slush Fund Even Slushier

Feb 23, 2016 — Katy Grimes

While the state of California is extracting billions of dollars from businesses and utilities through the California Air Resources Board’s cap-and-trade program auctions, the Legislature can’t decide how to spend the billions.

Instead, lawmakers have been arguing over how to direct the monies into their own districts on some rather dubious projects, and predictably, on public transit and light rail trains.

Gov. Jerry Brown has his own dubious project: He carved out more than $1 billion of cap-and-trade revenue for his unpopular high-speed-train-to-nowhere.

CA Air Resources Board Ignoring Deadly Truck Fires

Feb 16, 2016 — Katy Grimes

California truck and business owners initiated a lawsuit against the California Air Resources Board because of exploding trucks and roadside fires, due to the CARB’s mandatory, faulty diesel particulate filters, they say. Ironically, the filters even fail at cleaning the air.

The Alliance for California Business, a voluntary group whose purpose is to protect and promote business interests throughout California, says Diesel Particulate Filters have started more than 31 fires in the last two years, including several in areas of the state parched by the drought. The Diesel Particulate Filters are the result of environmental regulations created by the California Air Resources Board, and were based on a deeply flawed study led by a researcher accused of faking his Ph.D. credential. The CARB was aware of employee Hien Tran and his phony Ph.D. credentials and flawed research, yet instead, rushed head-on to meet its self-imposed schedule in creating the diesel regulations on truckers.

Report Negatively About the Legislature; Lose Your Seat in the Press Box

Jan 13, 2016 — Katy Grimes

I’ve written several times since 2009 about the ridiculous hassles I’ve had with the many press credential hold-ups at the hands of the Capitol Correspondents Association and Assembly Speaker’s press office

“Statehouse leaders affirmed a committee of journalists’ recommendation to reject press credentials for Watchdog.org, raising questions about both journalistic ethics and the First Amendment in the state’s vetting process, ethics experts say,” a recent Watchdog.org story reported. It could be my story.

California Assemblyman’s Bill Will Forbid State Policy to Hurt Israel

Jan 7, 2016 — Katy Grimes

A newly introduced bill by California State Assemblyman Travis Allen, R-Huntington Beach, in Orange County, seeks to forbid all state agencies in California from contracting with companies “engaging in boycotts based on race, color, religion, gender or nationality,” in support of California’s long history of trading with Israel.

Allen’s bill is aimed directly at the BDS movement (Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions), and the State of Israel. AB 1551, The California-Israel Commerce Protection Act, will require the State of California to divest from companies that boycott Israel.

State of Jefferson Amasses 21 Total Counties

Jan 7, 2016 — Katy Grimes

Successfully amassing support in 21 California counties, proponents of the State of Jefferson movement took their petitions to the Secretary of State and the State Legislature Wednesday.

Channeling Howard Beale, from the 1976 movie “Network,” State of Jefferson supporters might as well have chanted, “I’m mad as Hell and I’m not going to take this anymore.”

And fed up they are.