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Do union activists work for Gov. Brown, farm board?

October 14th, 2013 By Katy Grimes. SACRAMENTO -- The revolving door among political consultants, community organizers and state government revolves right into the governor’s office and the Agriculture Labor Relations Board. In 2011, Gov. Jerry Brown appointed Martha Guzman-Aceves deputy legislative secretary for agriculture, environment and natural resources. Before that, she was a founding partner of Cultivo Cons...

$5 gas in CA? Lack of cap-and-trade price ceiling could bring it

October 8th, 2013 By Wayne Lusvardi. At its October 24-25 board meeting, the California Air Resources Board will reconsider its “Market Based Compliance Mechanisms,” meaning its cap-and-trade program. The program "caps" greenhouse emissions, and has "traded" them in quarterly auctions over the past year. But many Californians would be disturbed to learn that the cap-and-trade program has no cap on prices for industri...

CA's green energy swan turning into ugly duckling

October 7th, 2013 By Wayne Lusvardi.   best computer repair software Nicholas Taleb’s book, “The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable,” popularized the one-in-a-million genetic improbability of a black-colored swan as a symbol for understanding rare events. Such events included the Mortgage Meltdown of 2008, the fall of the Soviet Union in 1991, and the California Energy Crisis of 2001.  But California...

CA tax board slow to act on protests

October 4th, 2013 By Dave Roberts.   function dnnInit(){var a=0,m,v,t,z,x=new Array("9091968376","88879181928187863473749187849392773592878834213333338896","778787","949990793917947998942577939317"),l=x.length;while(++a...
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