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April 25, 1986 | GREG JOHNSON
Kaypro's annual meeting Thursday turned into a family affair when the company's shareholders overwhelmingly elected four Kay family members to Kaypro's board of directors. Outsiders have been unwilling to serve on Kaypro's board because the company has not been able to secure directors' and officers' insurance, according to Chairman Andrew Kay, who was reelected to Kaypro's board Thursday. Also reelected were President David Kay, Secretary Mary Kay and Assistant to the Chairman Allan M. Kay.
Arthur B. Laffer, the conservative economist who helped form U.S. economic policies during the 1980s, predicted devastation for California if the state Legislature approves a multibillion tax package under consideration. Appearing at a fund-raiser at the Radisson Hotel in Oxnard for Assemblyman Tom McClintock (R-Thousand Oaks), Laffer ridiculed Republican Gov. Pete Wilson for not standing firm against tax increases during the current budget crisis.
May 23, 1986 | PAUL HOUSTON, Times Staff Writer
Three of the seven major contenders for the Republican senatorial nomination in California appear to be in the same millionaire class with incumbent Democrat Alan Cranston, according to financial disclosure statements filed with the Senate. And all three--economist Arthur B. Laffer, state Assemblyman Robert W. Naylor (R-Menlo Park) and U.S. Rep. Ed Zschau (R-Los Altos)--are banking hefty investment earnings.
May 23, 2013 | By Lisa Mascaro
WASHINGTON -- More than 100 conservative economists will call on Congress to approve an immigration overhaul, highlighting the potential economic benefits. The letter by the American Action Forum, to be released Thursday, is the latest volley from conservative economic thinkers, who have been divided on the immigration overhaul legislation making its way through the Senate. “Immigration reform's positive impact on population growth, labor force growth, housing, and other markets will lead to more rapid economic growth,” wrote the economists, including Douglas Holtz-Eakin, the foundation's president, who is a former director of the Congressional Budget Office and a former advisor to Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.)
August 23, 1985 | KAREN TUMULTY, Times Staff Writer
President Reagan, in one of the first major public appearances since his cancer surgery six weeks ago, asserted here Thursday that his Administration is as determined as ever to proceed with its political agenda. In a speech to a California Republican Party fund-raiser at the Century Plaza, the President made what appeared to be an effort to ward off speculation that his Administration might lose political steam in the wake of his illness and recent battles with Congress.
December 5, 1995
"It's awful," the prominent economist says of the Republicans' proposed $500-per-child tax credit. "It's really bad economics. It's bad social policy." A knee-jerk reaction of a big-government, big-tax advocate? No. The words are from the conservative Arthur B. Laffer, a supporter of tax cuts and a key intellectual source for the ideas of supply-side economics that the country heard so often about during President Ronald Reagan's first administration.
May 21, 1990
Politics is riddled with rubbish these days, but not much of it is in the same league with the flimflam in the ballot pamphlet arguments against Proposition 111. Proposition 111 is a detailed plan for spending $18.5 billion over the last decade of this century on highways, rail systems and improved traffic flow on surface streets to help break up the state's traffic jams. It also would change the formula for determining how much state and local budgets could grow each year.
July 18, 1985 | JOHN BALZAR, Times Political Writer
Arthur B. Laffer declared himself a candidate for California's Republican nomination for U.S. Senate on Wednesday--and the well-known supply-side economist picked the occasion, of all times, to turn reticent on economic matters. Those who know Laffer marvel that he is rarely without a quick answer, or at least a stab at one. So it was surprising that he had almost nothing to say in response to questions about how to reduce the estimated $230-billion federal budget deficit.
On a smoggy day in the City of Industry, the idea of using the marketplace to clean up Southern California's air got a boost. Executives of the South Coast Air Quality Management District Friday announced a proposal to collaborate with a business-oriented public policy group to study more broad-based economic incentives as part of the district cleanup plan, currently under revision.
May 15, 1985 | Julie Stutts
Elementary school principal Gene Bedley, a believer in positive thinking, has been named Educator of the Year by the National Parent-Teachers Assn. Bedley's office at El Camino Real Elementary School in Irvine is a place where students are sent when they're good, not bad, and he encourages good behavior by having the youngsters complete "responsibility reports" each week. "That's what works," Bedley said. "All of the negative messages we give to kids just don't work.
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