Dan Bacher: Big Oil’s big coup last year was its writing of Jerry Brown’s “cap-and-trade” (pollution trading) bill, AB 398, “so full of loopholes that it remains cheaper for companies to pay chump change to pollute than invest real money into reducing carbon emissions”
Joe Mathews: With a weakling legislature and few checks on power, our chief executives are big-footing politics.
Bobbi Murray: The measure to expand eligibility for the California Earned Income Tax Credit (CalEITC), a refundable credit available to low-income working people, can add hundreds of dollars to a family’s annual income.
Bill Honigman: In a booming voice we all know and remember so well, and seemingly out of no where, Tim Carpenter stands and starts to chant, “Let Jerry speak! Let Jerry speak!”
Melissa Goodman: One step forward would be for California to add full job protection for people who work at small companies with 50 or fewer employees.
Dan Bacher: It is clear that Jerry Brown’s California Water Fix to build the Delta Tunnels is broken and in chaos as the economic, scientific and financial justifications for the project to build two giant tunnels under the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta become increasingly untenable.
Joe Mathews: Why Gov. Jerry Brown is practicing ‘enlightened doomsaying’ to save the state—and the world.
Joe Mathews: From education to infrastructure, the Gold State dares to defy common sense.
Rosemary Jenkins: Porter Ranch victims are already experiencing migraines, nausea, vomiting, dizziness, tingling in extremities, skin eruptions, and more. This is no minor incident that can be waved off by the authorities as they tried to do when the exposure was first discovered.
Dan Bacher: As advocates of Senate Bill 350 were celebrating the signing of the amended renewable energy bill by Governor Jerry Brown, a major appointment to a regulatory post in the Brown administration went largely unnoticed.
here has been a flourishing interest in Ethnic Studies since the State of Arizona banned the successful Mexican American Studies program a few years ago. Arizona has had a history of passing discriminatory laws that have drawn criticism from numerous civil rights and education advocates. However, in California, the state legislature passed AB 101 Ethnic […]
Margo McCall: With all the focus on tearing out urban lawns, one thing that has not been mentioned is the immense use of water by the livestock industry. It’s estimated that raising livestock for food uses up 30 percent of water resources globally.
Dan Bacher: For his continuing efforts to plunder California’s natural resources while posing as a “Green Governor” promoting “green energy” and addressing “climate change,” Gov. Brown gets the “Cold, Dead Fish Award” for the third year in a row.