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San Francisco offloads green power bills onto U.S. taxpayers

September 19, 2012 By admin. Sept. 19, 2012 By Wayne Lusvardi San Francisco must have taken a chapter out of Laer Pearce’s new book “Crazifornia.” The city's new CleanPower SF plan garners subsidies from U.S. taxpayers for green-power purchases. Sounds crazy, doesn’t it? But you would have to be crazy not to shift your green power purchases onto U.S. taxpayers if laws provide for it.  And what city wou...

California burns as politicians fiddle

September 18, 2012 By Katy Grimes. Sept. 18, 2012 By Katy Grimes The most recent culmination of the insane end of the California Leguslature's two-year  session will probably live in infamy when tales of California's demise are told in the future. Still reeling from the madness, I needed to seek out a perspective larger than those mired in the state's political processes; I needed a perspective familiar with the fanat...

Some bloggers still concerned about FPPC censorship

September 18, 2012 By admin. Sept. 18, 2012 By John Hrabe California’s chief political watchdog sent the blogosphere into a collective tizzy earlier this year. In April, Ann Ravel, chairwoman of the Fair Political Practices Commission, floated the idea that California become the first government body in the country to regulate political blogs and websites. Bloggers all over the country reacted with outrage, lea...

The California train to nowhere

September 18, 2012 By admin. Sept. 18, 2012 By B. Wayne Hughes Jr. This past July, the California Legislature approved starting construction on the first 130 miles of the much hyped high-speed rail from San Francisco to Anaheim.  That’s an ante of $8 billion just for a seat at the table. As many of you may know, the state budget is woefully underfunded at around $90 billion.  And even though initial monies for ...
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