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LAO: No ‘fiscal cliff’ with end of Prop. 30 taxes

Someone should come up with a T-shirt reading, “STAY CALM AND LET PROP. 30 END.” Maybe sell it and make a few bucks for ya. At least before taxes. California Legislative Analyst Mac Taylor’s recent “The 2015-16 Budget: California’s Fiscal

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57% of CA infrastructure $ on mass transit? More, more, more!

In 2008, California enacted SB 375, the most important state law you never heard about. It was Senate leader Darrell Steinberg’s bid for the sort of green reverence that Arnold Schwarzenegger enjoyed because of 2006’s AB 32. SB 375 (Chapter

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Why does CA unemployment remain so high?

Silicon Valley and other areas of coastal California are doing well — assuming you can afford to live there. But the state economy as a whole remains stagnant, with unemployment stuck at 7.3 percent for October, the same as the

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What about that ‘global warming’?

No wonder environmentalist extremists changed “global warming,” as in AB 32, the Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006, to “climate change.” The Northeast has been blanked by record cold and snow that makes it easier for us to put up

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CARB rejects delay for ‘hidden gas tax’

  The California Air Resources Board rejected pleas at its latest meeting to delay bringing transportation fuels into the cap-and-trade program – despite arguments that it will result in higher gas prices, cost thousands of jobs and harm the state’s

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Hydropower AB 32 scam as bad as one L.A. Times detailed

The Los Angeles Times had a good analysis over the weekend of how AB 32 is being gamed in ways that make suspect its claims to be cleaning up the environment. California’s pioneering climate-change law has a long reach, but

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ND oil could cut CA gas prices 17

Finally, California could get relief from gas prices higher than the rest of the country. Although prices across America have fallen in recent months, our prices still are about 70 cents higher. For example, according to GasBuddy.com, the average price of a

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AB 32 revenue: Some for bullet train, some for pork, none for poor 24

Before and after AB 32’s passage in 2006, a whole lot of promises and guarantees were made. Some are remembered. Many aren’t. One of those was the pledge to use a portion of cap-and-trade funds to directly help poor people

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Gov. Brown backs Cap and Trade at U.N. 4

In his speech to the United Nations’ “climate change” shindig this week, Gov. Jerry Brown boasted of California’s record on Cap and Trade for carbon credits. He said: California has adopted a cap-and-trade system under the former governor, Governor Schwarzenegger.

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‘Climate change’ summit and AB 32

California remains the only state with anything approaching AB 32, the Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006. It forces reductions in greenhouse gases in the state by 25 percent by 2020. AB 32’s actual language read: National and international actions

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