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Treasurer Unveils Open Data Website Detailing $1.5 Trillion in Government Debt

Treasurer Unveils Open Data Website Detailing $1.5 Trillion in Government Debt

DebtWatch Makes Government Borrowing More Transparent State Treasurer John Chiang unveiled a new open data website today, providing important details about $1.5 trillion in debt issued by state and local government entities as part of his ongoing efforts to promote transparency in government. The site,  debtwatch.treasurer.ca.gov, makes it easier for taxpayers to track proposed and […]

Coal and California: State not as green as it may seem

Coal and California: State not as green as it may seem

Student debt makes CA waves

Student debt makes CA waves

By James Poulos   While California students mustered to lead a nationwide movement for college debt relief, policymakers and innovators grappled with the issue in ways of their own. Students in the UC system — particularly the Berkeley campus — have taken a central role in pushing the co-called Million Student March. Protest organizers have announced a sweeping agenda […]

PUC faces harsh hangovers from Peevey era

PUC faces harsh hangovers from Peevey era

Tesla gets shadowy CA competitor

Tesla gets shadowy CA competitor

By James Poulos . Tesla, Elon Musk’s famed electric car company, just lost a slice of the Golden State limelight. Speculation has swirled around the debut of another entrant into California’s crowded, cutting-edge automotive industry. The company, known as Faraday Future, “has been hunting for a place to build what it says will be a $1 billion manufacturing […]

Brown’s Delta tunnel project draws strong opposition

Brown’s Delta tunnel project draws strong opposition

Largest U.S. desalination plant nears CA open

Largest U.S. desalination plant nears CA open

. California has begun its biggest foray into desalination. Located in Carlsbad, in the San Diego area, the plant has raised hopes for drought relief — but has brought elevated stakes along with it. “The billion-dollar project is only the nation’s second major seawater plant,” noted the Associated Press. “The first U.S. foray in Tampa Bay […]

Medi-Cal lands $6 billion waiver

Medi-Cal lands $6 billion waiver

Lawsuits up as state implements regs to stem slave labor

Lawsuits up as state implements regs to stem slave labor

CA drought brings fines, shaming

CA drought brings fines, shaming

. After a wave of new rules, regulations and crackdowns, many water-conserving Californians have evaded formal and informal punishment. With no end in sight, however, others have begun to face both forms of penalties. The mood of the public and officials alike has tilted hard against outsized consumers. Although “water providers such as the Los Angeles Department of […]