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CARB audit request killed by Democrats

August 10, 2012 By admin. Aug. 10, 2012 By Katy Grimes The California Air Resources Board seems to be on everyone's list of what not to do in state government. Charged with implementing AB 32, the California's Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006, CARB is under increasing scrutiny for operating as a rogue agency, appearing to be accountable to no one. All attempts to reel in the agency have failed, including...

Companies will exploit Cap and Trade

August 9, 2012 By admin. Aug. 9, 2012 By John Seiler Anti-capitalists always complain that entrepreneurs exploit loopholes in all those nice laws liberals and progressives pass to help the environment, the baby seals, the rain forests, etc. You can bet that will happen with California's Cap and Trade program, which launches in January and is preceded by carbon allowance auctions on Nov. 14. Reported Forbes: "G...

The right way, the wrong way, and the Poway of school bond financing

August 8, 2012 By admin. Aug. 8, 2012 By Wayne Lusvardi Imagine you can get in a time machine and fast-forward to the year 2032 in the Poway Unified School District, the third largest school district in San Diego County.  In that year, $981 million in deferred interest on a $105 million bond for school facility improvements will become due and payable.  That is nearly 10 times what the school district borro...

Hearing: Bulk of school spending will go to construction

August 8, 2012 By admin. Aug. 8, 2012 By Katy Grimes SACRAMENTO -- Lawmakers say they want to help California's failing schools. They say they are concerned about the dropout rate and low test scores in California's public schools. State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson appeared at a hearing Tuesday in the state Capitol. He acknowledged that California's schools are in a fiscal emergency a...
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