Monday, April 21, 2014

Calif. moves to ban judges affiliated with Boy Scouts

So, the Leftist Purge begins.  You have fallen so far.  CA, be afraid.  Be very afraid.

In a move with major legal implications, The California Supreme Court Advisory Committee on The Code of Judicial Ethics has proposed to classify the Boy Scouts as practicing “invidious discrimination” against gays, which would end the group’s exemption to anti-discriminatory ethics rules and would prohibit judges from being affiliated with the group.

“The Committee’s invitation ignores the fact that the change also encompasses other youth organizations whose membership is limited on the basis of gender, e.g., the Girl Scouts, as well as the military, which continues to practice ‘discrimination’ on the basis of gender,” wrote Catherine Short, legal director of the pro-life group Life Legal Defense Foundation, in a letter to the Committee obtained by TheDC that predicts possible implications for pro-life judges in the future.

Friday, April 18, 2014

The Milwaukee advantage Provade thrives after moving from Silicon Valley

Yes, there is life after CA.
"Over time, Milwaukee was just a much easier place and a better place to hire and to have employees," Parks said. "It just happened naturally. Attrition happened in other areas and growth continued happening (in Milwaukee)."

The fact that the company was able to find continued growth after relocating, "speaks volumes for technology and innovation in Milwaukee," said Tom Rumberg, Provade vice president of technology and a Bay Area native.

"In the right environment, that Midwestern mentality really helps with innovation," Rumberg said. "Having worked in Silicon Valley and worked here (in Milwaukee), I am a lot more open and free to work here than I ever was there."

And this quote is the money shot: "We've added more staff here than we ever did in California," Rumberg said. "Each person we have hired has had a meaningful impact on the value of our product."

Save taxes by moving

This is an interesting website that can help you make the decision to bug out of CA.

The more you make, the more you save.  I'm not sure how complex the algorithm is.  I think it looks at just the income taxes.  Not property taxes.  For instance, I moved from Houston, TX to Greenville, SC and my house payment dropped dramatically since property taxes are much lower.  But they have an income there.


Lampasans debate relocating company’s economic effect, incentives city plans to offer

I think this story is rather telling.  It looks to me that so many companies are moving to Texas that locals are getting particular as to who they give incentives to.
“Personally ... I think that if the city is going to help a company relocate, it should be one that will employ 50-100 and potentially bring millions of dollars to our economy rather than a company that will employ an average of 10 people,” he wrote on the Dispatch Record’s Facebook page.

Jones said he may create more than 10 jobs. The business owner said he is considering moving additional operations from California to Lampasas, and he said he could employ as many as 50 people in the city.

High School Cube mulls HQ move to California

Wow!  Another one looking to move to CA.
The company, which is partly owned by Sun-Times Media parent Wrapports LLC, has been seeking additional investments and recently opened an office in San Francisco, near the Silicon Valley pool of technology investors and talent. High School Cube provides online broadcasts of high school games as well as other events and is led by CEO Larry Cotter.

California-based sporting goods retailer moving to Allen

From the Dallas Morning News:

“We were seeking a more favorable business climate,” said president Tom Arnold. “Texas, and Allen in particular, rate highly in consideration of economic climate, growth prospects, available labor, regulatory environment and quality of life.”

The sporting goods company, which has been in business since 1999, plans to hire about 150 local workers before the end of the year.

MonkeySports is buying a 261,000-square-foot building at 105 W. Bethany Drive to house its operations. The building previously housed a semiconductor firm.

Boeing moving 1,000 more engineering jobs to California

About time!  These are good jobs that will help the economy.

Boeing told employees Thursday it will transfer 1,000 more engineering jobs from the Puget Sound area to Southern California by the end of next year.

The move, rumored for months, is the latest in a series of engineering transfers out of state that now totals more than 4,300 Boeing jobs.

In the latest blow, most of the engineering group that provides technical support to airlines flying Boeing jets will move to Seal Beach and Long Beach.