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CA added just 5 dams since 1959
  Has California built any dams in the past 55 years as its population has more than doubled – and as a drought rages? Yes – but not by the state. Peter Gleick of the Pacific Water Institute recently stirred the waters about whether California has added any new water storage dams sin...
State auditor dings CPUC on passenger carriers
The California Public Utilities Commission is supposed to look out for consumers. But the California Auditor just found they have done a bad job regulating "passenger carriers" -- such as limousines. The CPUC does this through its Transformation Enforcement Branch. But the audit found: The co...
Sick leave bill could kill jobs, cut hours
  An Assembly bill requiring employers to provide paid sick leave could result in nearly a million California workers either losing their jobs or having their hours cut. Assembly Bill 1522, which passed the Assembly and is making its way through the state Senate, would require businesses ...
Only in CA: Costly edicts depicted as jobs programs
When Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger signed AB 32 into law in 2006, he did so after first demanding that the measure include a provision that would allow a governor to suspend it if there was evidence the law was hurting the economy. This was in recognition of the fact that forcing the state to have more...
Californians on Medi-Cal
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