The data is in, and it turns out that the quality of life in the Golden State is the lowest in the nation, confirming my reports from the front lines of California’s cultural war against the rest of the nation:

…The Golden State ranked 50th in quality of life by fairing poorly in the natural and social environment categories.

The report, released Tuesday, ranks states based on a healthy environment and a sense of community. It takes into account each state’s urban air quality, pollution and voter participation, among other measures.

California ranked last in urban air quality and 45th in “low pollution health risk,” although it was 13th in drinking water quality. The state also found itself second-to-last in voter participation, 44th in community engagement and 38th in social support.

Despite its beaches, redwood trees and Hollywood glam, the state’s blemishes are often highlighted. Los Angeles consistently leads as the world’s most traffic-congested urban area and even its own citizens have tried to secede multiple times.

I think I have an explanation for this result: The progressives in this state have promulgated regulation after regulation that tries to normalize insanity.

Two examples that are related to my work as an environmental health and safety professional highlight this point. Both aspects involve postings at worksites that employers are required to make.

The first of these posting requirements is that employers must post notices when federal agents are intending to conduct a review of employment eligibility records.

When employers initially receive NOIs [Notice of Inspections], they must post notices for their employees and must provide notice to collective bargaining representatives, if any, within 72 hours. The labor commissioner will develop a template for posting notices by July 1, 2018, but employers who receive an NOI before the template is completed must create their own notice.

…After receiving results of inspections from immigration agencies, AB 450 requires employers to notify affected employees within 72 hours. Affected employees are those identified in the inspection results as possibly lacking work authorization or having deficiencies in their work authorization documents.

Three guesses as to what those notified employees will do…and the first two don’t count.

Additionally, the employer can’t voluntarily allow immigration agents to enter and search the nonpublic areas of a workplace only unless the officials possess judicial warrants.

But there even more crazy to enjoy! California’s employers must have a posting about transgender rights.

The California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) has issued the mandatory workplace notice “Transgender Rights in the Workplace” in accordance with SB 396. This poster must be posted in a prominent and accessible location, along with other mandatory workplace notices, by January 1, 2018…

According to the DFEH, the poster addresses key topics such as the right of employees to use restrooms, locker rooms, and other similar facilities corresponding to their gender identity and to dress in accord with their gender identity and expression.

Conservative pundit Tammy Bruce, who is also and the newly minted President of the Independent Women’s Voice, noted that the descent into madness accelerated during Obama’s two terms in office.

…During the Obama years, where unchallenged liberalism was pushed and accepted (wrongly) as the new normal, we saw the leftist economic menace rage through the entire nation, destroying businesses and the full-time jobs that went with them.

In California, the destruction is particularly acute. As the social structure in major cities continues to break down, the state focuses on banning plastic straws, whether to release from prison a mass murderer from the Manson family, while cheering at becoming as sanctuary state.

If you a transgendered illegal immigrant, California is the place you want to be. For most normal people, the other 49 states are a saner choice.