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Credit industry circles California pot banking

Credit industry circles California pot banking

By James Poulos As Gov. Jerry Brown’s administration turns toward tidying up California’s complex and still-unsettled marijuana laws, the massive market for money made from the plant’s products has begun to attract attention from financial services companies that want to take advantage without taking on too much risk.  “Though federally prohibited, marijuana is now legal in […]

California’s 12,209,605 Medicaid/CHIP Enrollees Outnumber Populations of 44 States

California’s 12,209,605 Medicaid/CHIP Enrollees Outnumber Populations of 44 States

. . By Stephen Frank Congratulations to President Brown and his Sacramento buddies.  California now has as many people on Medicaid as there are people in 44 other States.  California has taken the title, easily of the POVERTY/WELFARE capitol of the United States. “- The number of people enrolled in Medicaid and the Children’s Health […]

Gov. Brown signs gas tax increases

Gov. Brown signs gas tax increases

BY TARYN LUNA tluna@sacbee.com Gov. Jerry Brown on Friday signed the controversial $52 billion tax and fee increase to pay for the largest road funding plan in California in more than a quarter century. Senate Bill 1 raises the funds through a 12-cent gas tax increase that begins in November, a new fee based on […]

Disastrous Gas Leak Opens Door for Energy Storage Projects to be Completed in Record Time

Disastrous Gas Leak Opens Door for Energy Storage Projects to be Completed in Record Time

The aftermath of a California energy disaster may have been the catalyst for energy storage project opportunities. Powin Energy and Eaton have been able to complete a 2MW energy storage project in record time for the LA Basin area. The urgent need for greater energy storage in this area stemmed from a serious gas leak […]

Emergency water restrictions will extend beyond end of California drought

Emergency water restrictions will extend beyond end of California drought

by Steven Greenhut SACRAMENTO – Former White House chief of staff and current Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s most quotable words are frequently cited as the apogee of cynicism, but they simply point to reality in the political system: “You never let a serious crisis go to waste. And what I mean by that it’s an […]

California gas tax hike prompts fierce backlash from the right

California gas tax hike prompts fierce backlash from the right

By Tori Richards Fox News A 12-cent gas tax hike recently approved by California’s Democratic leaders has prompted a huge backlash on the right, with a grassroots coalition vowing to ensure it never takes effect. A combination of AM-radio talk show hosts, a consumer advocacy group and a GOP assemblywoman have joined forces to battle […]

California’s Single-Payer Bill Attracts Big Money — In Opposition

California’s Single-Payer Bill Attracts Big Money — In Opposition

  As health care premiums rise and insurers threaten to leave Obamacare’s state exchanges, polls show that a majority of Americans now support the creation of a universal, government-funded health care program. The so-called single-payer system has been a long-sought goal of progressive groups, who now hope that California lawmakers will pass a bill to […]

University of California administration is paying excessive salaries and mishandling funds, state audit says

University of California administration is paying excessive salaries and mishandling funds, state audit says

LOS ANGELES — The administration of the University of California system pays top workers salaries significantly higher than that of similar state employees, has provided millions of dollars in benefits not typical to the public sector and failed to disclose to the Board of Regents and the public that it had $175 million in budget […]

Eber: Call up the National Guard

Eber: Call up the National Guard

. By Richard Eber, California Political News and Views   Where is the ACLU when it comes to defending the rights to free speech? They will gladly support Communists, anarchists, terrorists, sexual deviates, and anyone of color.  Apparently, mainstream Republicans aren’t taken into account in compiling their protected species list. Case and point is conservative […]

California Must Pay Nearly $1 Million to Company for Destroying Evidence

California Must Pay Nearly $1 Million to Company for Destroying Evidence

by JOEL B. POLLAK A federal judge has fined the State of California nearly $1 million — an unusually large punishment — for destroying evidence in an environmental case that the Santa Barbara News Press has dubbed “Targate.” As Breitbart News noted last year, U.S. Magistrate Judge Ralph Zarefsky recommended that the state be sanctioned because the California […]

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