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Gov. Brown backs Cap and Trade at U.N.
In his speech to the United Nations' "climate change" shindig this week, Gov. Jerry Brown boasted of California's record on Cap and Trade for carbon credits. He said: California has adopted a cap-and-trade system under the former governor, Governor Schwarzenegger. Passed what was called Assembly Bi...
CTA battles CA Democrats
In a surprise twist this election season, the CTA and its backers, across a number of pressing issues, have adopted positions at odds with powerful Democratic incumbents and newcomers. The catalyst was the Vergara v. California case. Education scholar Joshua Lewis summarized it in the Washington ...
Gov. Brown signs bill to expand prisoner DNA testing
Wrongly convicted prisoners received a glimmer of hope Thursday from a new law that could help prove their innocence. Gov. Jerry Brown signed Senate Bill 980, by state Sen. Ted Lieu, D-Torrance, which expands access to DNA testing for prisoners who are searching to prove their innocence. Si...
Brown fuels incentives for alt-energy cars
Convinced carbon emissions pose an "existential threat" to the human race, Gov. Jerry Brown just signed a set of bills designed to push ahead an environmental agenda dependent on automobiles that don't run on gas. Among other new rules, regulations and programs, the new legislation set three cha...
‘No party preference’ gains again
California Democrats are enjoying the decline of the Republican Party. But they shouldn't party hearty too quickly. Because their party also is not finding satisfaction with voters. Secretary of State Debra Bowen reported: Updated voter registration numbers released by Secretary of State Debra B...
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