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California seeks to extend landmark climate-change effort

"Governor Brown may need “real” tax dollars to continue to fund his high speed rail as those “fees” from cap & trade are diminishing. Maybe it’s karma that the cash cow of the cap & trade “fees” may be dying, as CARB avoids the transparency that the program has done little in 10 years to reduce California’s 1% contribution to the World’s Green House gases. California’s flagship climate change policy Assembly Bill 32, the Global Warming Initiative was signed into law in 2006 when California was contributing 1% to the worlds green hose gases. And now, 10 years later, by AVOIDING transparency of the results of the California emissions crusade, the state can focus on how to spend the cap and trade funds they receive. Now, a decade later, according to the California Energy Commission we still contributes a miniscule 1 percent ( 1%). The cap & trade program that hits the motorists’ pocketbooks and has had little to no impact on the reduction of global greenhouse gas emissions. Yet, the state, by avoiding transparency of the results of the California emissions crusade remains on a go-it-alone crusade to micro manage the California emissions that generates billions of dollars for the government at the expense of businesses and the financially challenged. With numerous state government agencies there is a feeding frenzy on getting a piece of the lucrative cap and trade tax revenue. The public, especially the homeless and poor that are paying dearly for the emissions crusade efforts of the AQMD deserves to know if there is any progress over the last decade in reducing California’s 1% contribution to the world’s greenhouse gases."

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Brown Administration Proposes Another 10 Years Of Cap-And-Trade

"Governor Brown may need “real” tax dollars to continue to fund his high speed rail as those “fees” from cap & trade are diminishing. Maybe it’s karma that the cash cow of the cap & trade “fees” may be dying, as CARB avoids the transparency that the program has done little in 10 years to reduce California’s 1% contribution to the World’s Green House gases. California’s flagship climate change policy Assembly Bill 32, the Global Warming Initiative was signed into law in 2006 when California was contributing 1% to the worlds green hose gases. And now, 10 years later, by AVOIDING transparency of the results of the California emissions crusade, the state can focus on how to spend the cap and trade funds they receive. Now, a decade later, according to the California Energy Commission we still contributes a miniscule 1 percent ( 1%). The cap & trade program that hits the motorists’ pocketbooks and has had little to no impact on the reduction of global greenhouse gas emissions. Yet, the state, by avoiding transparency of the results of the California emissions crusade remains on a go-it-alone crusade to micro manage the California emissions that generates billions of dollars for the government at the expense of businesses and the financially challenged. With numerous state government agencies there is a feeding frenzy on getting a piece of the lucrative cap and trade tax revenue. The public, especially the homeless and poor that are paying dearly for the emissions crusade efforts of the AQMD deserves to know if there is any progress over the last decade in reducing California’s 1% contribution to the world’s greenhouse gases."

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High-speed rail still off the tracks

"Governor Brown may need “real” tax dollars to continue to fund his high speed rail as those “fees” from cap & trade are diminishing. Maybe it’s karma that the cash cow of the cap & trade “fees” may be dying, as CARB avoids the transparency that the program has done little in 10 years to reduce California’s 1% contribution to the World’s Green House gases. California’s flagship climate change policy Assembly Bill 32, the Global Warming Initiative was signed into law in 2006 when California was contributing 1% to the worlds green hose gases. And now, 10 years later, by AVOIDING transparency of the results of the California emissions crusade, the state can focus on how to spend the cap and trade funds they receive. Now, a decade later, according to the California Energy Commission we still contributes a miniscule 1 percent ( 1%). The cap & trade program that hits the motorists’ pocketbooks and has had little to no impact on the reduction of global greenhouse gas emissions. Yet, the state, by avoiding transparency of the results of the California emissions crusade remains on a go-it-alone crusade to micro manage the California emissions that generates billions of dollars for the government at the expense of businesses and the financially challenged. With numerous state government agencies there is a feeding frenzy on getting a piece of the lucrative cap and trade tax revenue. The public, especially the homeless and poor that are paying dearly for the emissions crusade efforts of the AQMD deserves to know if there is any progress over the last decade in reducing California’s 1% contribution to the world’s greenhouse gases."

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 Cap and Trade is Easy; it's the Tax that's Hard

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In this article: Proposition 13, Air Resources Board, greenhouse gas, Legislature
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 The Next Big Shift in California's Climate Change Movement

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In this article: Jerry Brown, Kevin De Leon, Eduardo Garcia, greenhouse gas, Legislature, Fran Pavley, Anthony Rendon, water
Bills: AB 1493, AB 197, AB 32, SB 32,
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Bills: AB 1672,
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 Energy Jobs Lost, The Sky is Falling in Kern County

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In this article: Air Resources Board, Jean Fuller, greenhouse gas
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 AM Alert: Farmworker overtime returns to Assembly for make-or-break vote

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In this article: Jerry Brown, Cheryl Brown, Jimmy Gomez, Lorena Gonzalez, Tom Lackey, Legislature, Little Hoover Commission, sick leave, unemployment insurance, water
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In this article: Jerry Brown, California Democratic Party, Kevin Faulconer, Eduardo Garcia, Mike Gatto, Jimmy Gomez, Jerry Hill, Legislature, Mark Leno, Joe Mathews, Melissa Melendez, Gavin Newsom, Fran Pavley, Pete Wilson
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In this article: Joel Anderson, Jerry Brown, Anthony Cannella, Mark DeSaulnier, Jerry Hill
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 Today: Italy's Sorrow. Clinton's Cash Machine Can't Stop, Won't Stop.

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In this article: Jerry Brown, Hillary Clinton, Patt Morrison
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In this article: Marc Berman, minimum wage
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In this article: Hillary Clinton, Chad Griffin, Mark Kirk, Barack Obama, Senate Democrats
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In this article: Barbara Boxer, Jerry Brown, Hillary Clinton, Dianne Feinstein, Michael Finnegan, greenhouse gas, Legislature, George Skelton
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In this article: Doug LaMalfa, Jim Reed
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In this article: Hillary Clinton, John Garamendi, Doug LaMalfa, Saulo Londono, Bob Mulholland, James Nielsen
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 With new climate legislation, Gov. Brown gets even with the oil industry

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In this article: Air Resources Board, Jerry Brown, Eduardo Garcia, global warming, greenhouse gas, Legislature, Fran Pavley, George Skelton
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In this article: Air Resources Board, Jerry Brown, Ted Gaines, Eduardo Garcia, global warming, greenhouse gas, Legislature, Fran Pavley, Senate Democrats
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 California Bill Would Require Securing Guns In Vehicles

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In this article: Jerry Brown, Jerry Hill
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In this article: Jerry Brown, Cristina Garcia, Legislature
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In this article: Air Resources Board, Jerry Brown, global warming, greenhouse gas, Legislature, Fran Pavley, Anthony Rendon
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 Cop gun-storage bill heads to Gov. Brown

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In this article: Joel Anderson, Jerry Brown, Anthony Cannella, Mark DeSaulnier, Jerry Hill
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 California legislature approves bill to help in-home caregivers

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In this article: Jerry Brown, Tom Lackey, Legislature, unemployment insurance
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 California Lawmakers Approve Extension Of Climate Change Law

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In this article: Air Resources Board, Jerry Brown, global warming, greenhouse gas, Legislature, Mark Leno, Andy Vidak
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 Bills to reduce California prostitution penalties move to Jerry Brown

California law enforcement would be prohibited from arresting minors for prostitution and repeat arrests for soliciting or engaging in sex work would no longer carry mandatory minimum punishments under a … Click to Continue » »Read

In this article: Jerry Brown, Holly J. Mitchell, William W. Monning
Bills: SB 1129, SB 1322,
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 Lawmakers pass scaled-down change to rape law

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In this article: Jerry Brown, Cristina Garcia
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 Jerry Brown: 'Trump-inspired acolytes' vanquished in climate vote

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In this article: Amerish Bera, Jerry Brown, Doug Ose
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 Bill to protect widows from foreclosure passes in the Senate and heads to Gov. Jerry Brown

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In this article: Jerry Brown, Cathleen Galgiani, Mark Leno, Kevin Stein
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 Jerry Brown scolds Fresno sheriff in voicemail

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 California could decriminalize prostitution if Gov. Jerry Brown signs these two bills

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In this article: Toni Atkins, Jerry Brown, Sean Hoffman, Legislature
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 Unlikely partnership propels climate change policy

She calls him Eduardo. He calls her Mrs. Pavley. She is Fran Pavley, 67, a San Fernando Valley state senator in the final months of a legislative career that established … Click to Continue » »Read

In this article: Jerry Brown, Eduardo Garcia, greenhouse gas, Fran Pavley, Anthony Rendon, water
Bills: AB 1493, AB 197, AB 32, SB 32,
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 California legislature passes climate change bills

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - California lawmakers voted to extend the state's climate change fighting efforts out to 2030 on Wednesday, giving a new lease on life to the most ambitious greenhouse gas reduction program in the country. »Read

In this article: Jerry Brown, greenhouse gas, Legislature, Fran Pavley
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 California's climate change law is one signature away from a 10-year extension

SACRAMENTO >> California lawmakers voted Wednesday to extend the state's landmark climate change law -- the most aggressive in the nation -- by another 10 years, resisting fierce opposition from oil companies and other business interests to keep the ... »Read

In this article: Air Resources Board, Jerry Brown, global warming, greenhouse gas, Legislature, Mark Leno, Andy Vidak
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 California lawmakers approve extension of climate change law

California lawmakers voted Wednesday to extend the state's landmark climate change law — the most aggressive in the nation — by another 10 years, resisting fierce opposition from oil companies and other business interests to keep the ... »Read

In this article: Air Resources Board, Jerry Brown, global warming, greenhouse gas, Legislature, Mark Leno, Andy Vidak
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 Some California felons would get more time to ask for lighter punishment under bill headed to the governor's desk

Essential Politics: Lawmakers send Gov. Jerry Brown sweeping bills to extend climate change efforts Aug. 24, 2016, 3:17 p.m. Welcome to Essential Politics, our daily feed on California government and politics news. We've got a number of big stories ... »Read

In this article: Jerry Brown, Legislature, Shirley Weber
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 Legislature OKs selfies at the ballot box

Voters in California would be free to snap a selfie with their ballots if Gov. Jerry Brown signs a bill passed by the Assembly on Monday. Assembly Bill 1494 by … Click to Continue » »Read

In this article: Jerry Brown, Ethan Jones, Marc Levine
Bills: AB 1494,
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 The Latest: Lawmakers OK year's supply of birth control

The Latest on action by the California Legislature (all times local): … Click to Continue » »Read

In this article: Air Resources Board, Jerry Brown, global warming, greenhouse gas, Jerry Hill, Legislature, Anthony Rendon
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 Brown expected to sign landmark climate change law

California lawmakers voted Wednesday to extend the state's landmark climate change law by another 10 years, resisting fierce opposition from oil companies and other business interests to keep the program alive at least through 2030. »Read

In this article: Air Resources Board, Jerry Brown, global warming, greenhouse gas, Legislature
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 Climate change measure heads toward Jerry Brown

California is set to extend its historic greenhouse gas emissions targets after the state Senate on Wednesday sent a reauthorization bill to Gov. Jerry Brown, who has vociferously championed policies … Click to Continue » »Read

In this article: Jerry Brown, Jean Fuller, greenhouse gas, Fran Pavley
Bills: SB 32,
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 Assembly OKs CARB accountability measure, climate agenda headed to governor

Lawmakers on Wednesday sent a measure to Gov. Jerry Brown creating legislative oversight of the California Air Resources Board — a vital piece in the state’s climate agenda. Assembly Bill 197’s »Read

In this article: Air Resources Board, Jerry Brown, Cheryl Brown, Eduardo Garcia, greenhouse gas, Anthony Rendon
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 Purple and gold swarms LA City Hall on 'Kobe Bryant Day'

The Los Angeles City Council Chamber was lined with Los Angeles Lakers purple and gold as loyal fans were on hand for the official declaration of Kobe Bryant Day. »Read

In this article: Eric Garcetti, Herb Wesson
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 Sens. Dianne Feinstein and Barbara Boxer heading to Lake Tahoe with President Obama, Gov. Jerry Brown and The Killers

Essential Politics: Lawmakers sending Gov. Jerry Brown sweeping bills to extend climate change efforts Aug. 24, 2016, 1:56 p.m. Welcome to Essential Politics, our daily feed on California government and politics news. We've got a number of big ... »Read

In this article: Barbara Boxer, Jerry Brown, Dianne Feinstein
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