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Bad Policy / Environment

  California Edging Closer to Regulating Groundwater for the First Time Craig Miller, KQED Science, 4/22/14 We hear a great deal about California’s reliance on its “frozen reservoir,” a reference to the (currently anemic) Sierra snowpack. We hear a lot less about the Golden State’s invisible reservoir, the water that resides in underground aquifers beneath […]

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Illegal Immigration

  Panel: It makes sense to extend health coverage to undocumented immigrants ​The good news is that 3.3 million more Californians have insurance today, thanks to the Affordable Care Act. The not-so-good news is that there are still 3 to 4 million without coverage. A panel discussion on California’s remaining uninsured emphasized the need to […]

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Education

  San Francisco Teachers Seek 21% Pay Increase, Cite Skyrocketing Housing Costs by Bay City News, 4/22/14 San Francisco teachers are rallying ahead of a Board of Education meeting this evening, calling for a 21 percent pay increase to allow teachers to continue living in the city as housing costs skyrocket, a union spokesman said. […]

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  California voter registration: ‘No party preference’ increase, Republican decrease KPCC, 4/22/14 A voter fills out her ballot during early voting before the 2012 presidential election at the Gila County Recorder’s Office in Globe, Ariz., on Oct. 26. Voter registration data published by Secretary of State Debra Bowen Tuesday show 17,660,486 Californians are registered to […]

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Pensions

  Turlock takes steps toward road tax, district elections By John Holland, Modesto Bee,  4/23/14 TURLOCK — The City Council took steps Tuesday night toward putting a road tax and district elections on the November ballot. Council members voted 4-1 to have City Attorney Phaedra Norton rough out the proposed half-percentage-point sales tax increase for […]

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Bad Policy / Environment

Global Warming Lawsuit Hits Ikea

by Stephen Frank on 04/23/2014

  Global Warming Lawsuit Hits Ikea By Stephanie Forshee, San Fernando Valley Business Journal,  4/23/14 An L.A. environmental group is seeking to halt a planned Ikea in Burbank that would be the nation’s largest, alleging that the massive project did not undergo a proper review to assess and reduce its impact on global warming. The […]

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Gov. Brown / Government Spending and Taxation

  Gov. Brown, Don’t Raid California’s Savings to Pay Down Its Debt by Anthony Randazzo, Breitbart, 4/23/14 The special legislative session in Sacramento this week is weighing the future of California’s rainy day fund, particularly how much of it should be used for paying down the state’s debt. When they’re considering the trade-offs between saving […]

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Corruption / health care

            BILL NUMBER: AB 1829   INTRODUCED           BILL TEXT           INTRODUCED BY   Assembly Member Conway                               FEBRUARY 18, 2014          An act to add Section 100522 to the Government Code, relating to   health care coverage, and declaring the […]

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Bad Policy

  Rents in Los Angeles Shooting Up Faster Than in San Francisco by Adrian Glick Kudler, LA Curbed, 4/23/14 San Francisco has the nuttiest rental scene in the US—potential renters have to show up with mountains of paperwork and compete with dozens of other highly-paid people just for the privilege of paying enormous rent prices—but […]

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Bad Policy / Government Spending and Taxation

Study shows Amazon tax collection hurts sales

by Stephen Frank on 04/23/2014

  Study shows Amazon tax collection hurts sales A new study shows online purchases decrease after Amazon begins collecting sales taxes on purchases. Staff Sacramento Business Journal, 4/22/14 The first large scale study of the impact of adding sales tax to Amazon.com purchases shows that the added tax results in a decline of online purchases. […]