Think Big, California!

California Goals

Joe Mathews: Lacking ambitious goals, the state seems content to drift, waste money, and keep doing the same old things.

Bechtel-Funded Water Storage Study ‘Half-Baked’

California Water Storage Crisis

Dan Bacher: Reservoir storage does not equate to water supply,” said Jay Lund, lead author of the report and director of the UC Davis Center for Watershed Sciences. “Reservoirs cannot supply water without a water supply to fill them first.”

Missing Movements?

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Peter Dreier: For the most part, however, reporters for the mainstream media cover the political maneuvering in Washington, D.C., or state capitals, or city halls. They don’t cover the day-to-day lives of ordinary workers and immigrants, nor the movement groups that help give them voice.

Governor Brown Signs Historic Minimum Wage Increase

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Rebecca Band: Governor Brown made history by signing AB 10 (Alejo), a sorely-needed and long-overdue wage increase for California’s lowest-wage workers that passed through the Legislature with strong support from the California Labor movement.

Scalia’s Gift to Jerry Brown

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Joe Mathews: If Brown is criticized over the prisons and the possible human consequences of releases, all he’ll have to do is quote Scalia.

Jerry Brown’s Corrections Budget: More Cages, Little Else

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Diana Zuñiga: Jerry Brown’s “plan” keeps California on the same road we’ve been down for 30 years: more money going to corrections and even more allocated to prison expansions.

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