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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

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CA geothermal power dreams appear dashed

Geothermal power had a huge year in 2014 — in Kenya, Turkey, Ethiopia and Germany. But in all of the U.S., according to a Geothermal Energy Association report, total power generated by geothermal was less then 3 gigawatts for the year

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Bill rewrites state travel policy to include sharing economy

Sacramento once again has its eye on the sharing economy. This year, state lawmakers have targeted ride-sharing companies and short-term accommodation services for more regulations that, some fear, could kill the burgeoning industry. But, at least one state lawmaker has

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‘Wet reckless’ perp Sen. Hueso gets tax-funded car

Last December, state Sen. Ben Hueso pleaded guilty to driving “wet and reckless” and received probation. Now he’s being gifted a new car — paid for by taxpayers. As CalWatchdog.com reported last Aug. 25: “State Senator Ben Hueso, D-San Diego, was arrested

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Gov. Brown boosts energy-policy leverage

Gov. Jerry Brown believes it will take “pragmatic caution” and “active collaboration” to achieve his goal of seeing half of the state’s energy come from renewable sources by 2030. “How we achieve these goals and at what pace will take great thought

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Lawmaker rejects per diem, tax-funded car

A newly-elected Bay Area lawmaker isn’t reveling in the perks of public office. She’s forgoing two of the best bonuses afforded to members of the California Legislature. As her first act in office, Assemblywoman Catharine Baker, R-Pleasanton, has declined per diem

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In San Diego, how low will foes of gay GOP candidate go?

The 2008 election of gay libertarian firebrand Carl DeMaio to the San Diego City Council absolutely drove the city’s Democratic machine insane. When it came to tearing DeMaio down, it was anything goes. No one of any Dem stature ever

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Arrested for DUI, Sen. Hueso voted to ban beach booze

It could be a case of, “Do as I say, not as I do.” State Senator Ben Hueso, D-San Diego, was arrested early Friday morning on suspicion of drinking and driving. He reportedly spent the night drinking wine and tequila in the State Capitol

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Geothermal mandate could drive up energy costs

  California residents and businesses could be paying an extra $400 million annually for electricity if a geothermal energy mandate bill making its way through the Legislature becomes law. Senate Bill 1139, by Sen. Ben Hueso, D-San Diego, would require

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California government as organized looting, chapter 237 7

April 5, 2013 By Chris Reed The longer I’ve lived in California, the more governance here seems to resemble organized looting of taxpayers. It’s not just the showy and ridiculous things, like the longtime president of the CalPERS governing board

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