Posts Tagged ‘Prop. 23’

ALRB’s Shiroma Backs AB 32

Monday, December 9th, 2013
Genevieve Shiroma is the new SMUD board president.

As part of CalWatchdog's ongoing series reporting about the California’s Agricultural Labor Relations Board, it is interesting to note some of the political activities of ALRB Chairwoman Genevieve A. Shiroma, who has been politically active throughout her career. My interview with her is here. ...

Shocking media development: An honest take on AB 32′s costs

Wednesday, November 14th, 2012

Nov. 14, 2012 By Chris Reed Here's how terrible California media coverage of AB 32 has been: Lots of people reading Dan Walters' column today about the economic toll that it will take are probably surprised. Remember back in 2010? In covering Prop. 23, which would have blocked AB 32's implementat...

California’s fate rests on more than this election

Wednesday, October 31st, 2012
California’s fate rests on more than this election

October 31, 2012 By Katy Grimes As California voters prepare to square off with several tax increase measures on next Tuesday's ballot, the fate of California balances on a precarious cliff. But it's not just the tax increases which could push the state over the cliff... that's just part one. Pa...

Report: carbon emissions lowest in 20 years!

Friday, August 17th, 2012

Aug. 17, 2012 Katy Grimes: Apparently the big news that the amount of carbon dioxide being released into the atmosphere in the United States has fallen to the lowest level in 20 years, hasn't yet reached the desk of Mary Nichols, the director of the California Air Resources Board. Nichols is fr...

Spare the air; don’t breathe

Wednesday, August 1st, 2012

August 1, 2012 Katy Grimes: As part of the campaign against the automobile, California's air quality management districts are currently advertising that because of the summer heat, the air quality is bad. Their answer is 'don't drive.' What a great idea. In the winter, air quality districts ad...

How Elizabeth Emken can beat DiFi

Tuesday, July 10th, 2012

Commentary July 10, 2012 By John Seiler A new Field Poll shows Republican Elizabeth Emken badly trailing incumbent Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein, 51 percent to 32 percent among likely voters. In the new Top Two system, there are no third party votes Emken could poach to increase her number. C...

Assembly passes bad Cap and Trade bill

Tuesday, May 29th, 2012

May 29, 2012 Katy Grimes: The Assembly today passed the controversial Cap and Trade bill,  Assembly Bill 1532, by Assembly Speaker John Perez, D-Los Angeles, which would deposit Cap and Trade carbon credit permit monies into a new Greenhouse Gas Reduction Account, to be managed by the California A...

California counting its carbon tax riches

Tuesday, May 29th, 2012

May 29, 2012 By Katy Grimes While the rest of the country shuns carbon trading schemes, California politicians continue to embrace the concept, and are forging ahead with a Cap and Trade carbon trading system. But eight states have dropped out of California’s Western Climate Initiative, leaving ...

The world according to CARB

Monday, May 21st, 2012

May 18, 2012 By Katy Grimes Recently, a memo sent out by the California Air Resources Board referred to the industries CARB has identified as polluters as California’s “regulated class.” These polluters are now subject to the heavy-handed rule and regulation of the agency, and must accept th...

Will Cap and Trade cure California’s deficit?

Friday, May 18th, 2012

May 18, 2012 By Wayne Lusvardi California voters may soon ask themselves: “Why vote for an $8.5 billion sales and income tax increase in November 2012 if Cap and Trade is going to raise $50 billion to $100 billion for state discretionary spending? That's $6.25 billion to $12.5 billion per year ...