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May 23, 1995 | MICHAEL PARRISH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
California's mandate that auto makers begin selling electric cars by 1998 could hurt the auto industry, depress state economic growth and make air pollution worse, not better, according to a report to be released today by the Los Angeles-based Reason Foundation. "The future of the EV [electric vehicle] market, whatever it might be, should be left to the private sector, and the role of the government should be minimal," the report concludes.
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July 11, 2002 | RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The government's effort to bolster the security of airline baggage risks wasting billions of dollars on subpar technology because of a rush to complete the project this year, a report to be released today concludes. Instead, Congress and the Bush administration should set a more realistic goal of December 2004 for screening 1 billion checked bags a year for hidden bombs and appoint a special scientific board to guide the program, the Los Angeles-based Reason Foundation recommended.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 16, 1995
During Orange County's bankruptcy crisis, staunch anti-tax forces have relied heavily for sustenance on the pronouncements of the Reason Foundation. Invited by the politically powerful Lincoln Club in February to study the county's privatization options, the Los Angeles-based libertarian think tank buttressed the "read-our-lips" argument when it said the county could make $1.4 billion or more from asset sales and lease-backs, and that new taxes were not necessary. That was then and this is now.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 16, 1995
Does Orange County need to boost its taxes, however temporarily, to escape the bankruptcy box it finds itself in? Increasingly it's hard to find many reasonable people in Orange County who think not. Staunch anti-tax forces have pointed to the self-assured pronouncements of the Reason Foundation of Santa Monica.
BUSINESS
December 16, 2013 | By Hugo Martin
Just over a month after the killing of a Transportation Security Administration officer at Los Angeles International Airport, 59% of those polled by a conservative think tank say TSA agents should be armed. The telephone survey of 1,011 people, conducted on behalf of the Reason Foundation, follows the fatal shooting last month of Gerardo I. Hernandez, the first TSA officer to die in the line of duty. Nearly two-thirds of both Republicans and Democrats favor arming TSA agents, the survey found.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 11, 1996 | RUSS LOAR
County Supervisor Don Saltarelli will discuss the county's restructuring plan and the prospects for privatizing county services at a panel discussion Thursday sponsored by the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Orange County. The restructuring plan involves the Board of Supervisors' recent decision to reduce costs by eliminating two county agencies and cutting more than 200 jobs.
OPINION
October 2, 2005
The Times' arguments against proposed new tunnels under the mountains (editorial, Sept. 26) deserve a reply. On safety, tunnel engineering has advanced tremendously in the past 25 years. State-of-the-art tunnels include escape towers, emergency shelters, robust fire suppression systems and special accident response/rescue systems. The many long tunnels (five to 10 miles) in Europe and Japan have an excellent safety record. If safety is such a concern, why did The Times support the Red Line subway tunnel beneath the Santa Monica Mountains?
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 4, 1997
Times columnist Frank del Olmo got it wrong in defending the Metropolitan Transportation Authority board's vote to seek $44 million in additional federal funds to extend the Red Line subway further into East L.A. (Commentary, Feb. 23). Rail is the wrong kind of transit, not only for the Eastside, but for all of L.A. According to the MTA's own figures, the Red Line East will cost taxpayers nearly $61 for each and every new trip generated by the subway. That's six times the current eligibility limit for receiving federal funding to even study the feasibility of a rail line!
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 21, 1993
Gordon Fielding, a sociologist, and Daniel Klein, an economist, parroted exactly what their financial supporters, the questionable "Reason Foundation" wanted to hear and neither is qualified to pass judgment on a transportation issue. Amongst their quotes published by The Times ("Study Suggests Toll for Car-Pool Lanes" Nov. 7); "Current (car-pool) lanes are not very effective at reducing traffic" says it all. With the average life of an Orange County car pool being 16 months, over 50% of them are "new" on any given day. Of all car pools, less than 2% are organized to make use of the HOV lanes.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 6, 2001 | PATRICK MCGREEVY
The root causes of the movement to break up Los Angeles and alternatives to keep the city together will be explored at a daylong symposium scheduled Feb. 5 at the Sheraton Universal, organizers said Friday. Serving as event host will be the Economic Alliance of the San Fernando Valley, Reason Foundation and the CIVIC Foundation.
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