Tag "California Public Utilities Commission"

Back to homepage

CalWatchdog Morning Read – December 5

Voter fraud in CA? Public workers strike canceled, deal reached with state Lawmakers urge new AG to step up CPUC probe Democrats want funding for legal bills for undocumented immigrants CA Democrats want ban on offshore drilling Good morning! Legislators

Read More

CalWatchdog Morning Read – September 12

What happened to CA oil exploration? Did governor’s veto threat sink CPUC reform? Out-of-state financial support for pot legalization causing controversy Darrell Issa and Loretta Sanchez make strange bedfellows Anti-Vax doctor under fire Good morning. Hopefully everyone enjoyed the return of NFL

Read More

CalWatchdog Morning Read – August 29

Legislators asking for hike in gas tax to fund transpo plan Transpo plan and other big items going unresolved this session PUC overhaul not enough? Assembly members retaliate against fellow Democratic Senator Sen. Leno says bye to Sacramento Good morning.

Read More

CA infrastructure spending hits impasse

With big infrastructure questions still unanswered, Gov. Jerry Brown has found himself at loggerheads with lawmakers in Sacramento. From water storage to road repair and beyond, legislators have not met Brown eye to eye, raising the prospect of a protracted conflict

Read More

Lawmakers upset with vetoes of PUC reforms

Many state lawmakers appeared surprised and upset with Gov. Jerry Brown’s weekend decision to veto six measures adopted in response to a series of scandals at the California Public Utilities Commission that have prompted criminal and civil investigations as well

Read More

Unique “behested” campaign donations prop up nonprofits, political endeavors in growing numbers

Donations to special interests on behalf of statewide officeholders have grown from $250,000 in 2000 to $4.9 million so far this year, records show. The donations, which can be solicited by the charity or the officeholder, are unlimited and need

Read More

Bill increases CPUC transparency, restricts private meetings

A measure that will be heard this summer in committee at the statehouse aims to tighten the reins on private communications between utilities and the commissioners who regulate them at the California Public Utilities Commission. But even if SB 660 is passed,

Read More

Uber expands CA access despite fines

For ride-booking services such as Uber and Lyft, California’s roller-coaster ride has only just begun, with recent developments underscoring high demand among the public and high levels of discomfort among public officials. As regulators have cracked down in some places —

Read More

Electricity tier changes, rate hikes bring higher energy costs

With a recently approved proposal to hike electricity rates throughout the state and a new proposal from a local board to increase water and power rates, Californians are about to see a spike in energy costs. CPUC changes tier system,

Read More

PUC board dissident has dubious history with PG&E

A member of the California Public Utilities Commission board who has attempted to establish himself as a critic of the PUC status quo by criticizing the scandal-ridden agency’s push for a much flatter electricity-pricing tier system could have a tough

Read More