One of the arguments against propositions that raise taxes for the wealthy — like Props 30 and 38 this time around — is that when taxes go up on the wealthiest, they move to states where the rates are lower.
The MacArthur foundation has announced the 23 winners who will take home the Genius Grant with $500,000 in award money. The grants, paid over five years, give recipients freedom to pursue a creative vision and winners don't have to report how they spend the money.
A U.S. Border patrol agent was shot to death early this morning while patrolling on horseback in Naco, Arizona. A second agent also suffered gunshot wounds and was air-lifted to a hospital for surgery.