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CalPERS’ $100K club increases 900%
Let the good times roll! for those getting pensions from the California Public Employees Retirement System, anyway. The Register reported: Back in 2005, some 1,841 retirees pulled down more than $100,000 a year in pension checks from the California Public Employees’ Retirement System. By 200...
CA advances driver’s licenses for illegals
Despite incomplete approval from the federal government, California has begun forging ahead with driver's licenses for immigrants who are illegally present in California. A bill signed into law last year, Assembly Bill 60, was subject to additional requirements by the Department of Homeland Secu...
Has CA ranch found cheap route to carbon containment? Maybe
If a recent San Francisco Chronicle story is right, the problem posed by carbon and other greenhouse gases accumulating in the atmosphere -- which most scientists think will play havoc with the climate -- might just have a cheap, low-tech solution. A compost experiment that began seven years ago on...
Stormwater tax drowns voters
California is embarking on a program of capturing storm water from flood control channels for urban landscaping at high costs.  And stormwater capture projects won’t require voter approval under Proposition 218, the Right to Vote on Taxes Act, because courts have ruled stormwater recapture is no...
Federal official calls for regulating CA medical marijuana
For once, the Feds have a point. Outgoing Deputy Attorney General James M. Cole has helped alter President Obama's prohibitionist attitude on state marijuana laws toward one accommodating the differences among the 50 states. In an interview with the Los Angeles Times, he said, “If you don’t ...
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