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Four CA Hit-and-Run Bills Await Governor Brown’s Signature

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Four bills targeting hit-and-run crimes in California await Governor Jerry Brown’s signature, including two from Assemblymember Mike Gatto (D-Los Angeles), who has made hit-and-runs a focus this year. The bills have passed both houses of the California legislature and are awaiting the governor’s signature. One, a late addition to the legislative calendar (A.B. 47), would […]
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Infographic: Comparing California’s Three Cap-and-Trade Spending Proposals

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In the midst of California’s state budget negotiations, the legislature must separately decide how to spend the state’s cap-and-trade revenue, be it on public transit, high-speed rail, affordable housing near transit, or other emissions-reducing programs. Three different proposals for slicing this new pie come from Governor Jerry Brown, the Senate, and the Assembly. This week, legislators […]
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Transportation Priorities Jostle for CA’s Cap-and-Trade Revenue

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A series of hearings in Sacramento have been revisiting California’s Global Warming Solutions Act, Assembly Bill (A.B.) 32, which calls for a statewide reduction in greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs) to 1990 levels by 2020. Two recent hearings have opened discussions of Governor Jerry Brown’s proposed spending plan for the revenue received so far from the state’s […]
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New “Kings Arena” CEQA Bill Would Still Nix LOS in “Transit Priority Areas”

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Steinberg’s hasty press conference held after the passage of SB 743 Last night, both California’s Senate and Assembly passed SB 743, Senator Darrell Steinberg’s legislation that replaced his original CEQA reform bill, SB 731, which promised to end the reign of Level of Service (LOS)  in California urban planning. SB 743 would still eliminate of LOS to […]
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In Battle Over Pensions, Feds Let Unions Hold Transit Hostage

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Labor unions weren’t happy when Governor Jerry Brown signed the Public Employees Pension Reform Act of 2012. The law, which applies to government workers across the state, allows government agencies more flexibility in extending the retirement age, increase employee contribution, and halt the practice of “pension spiking” for new employees. A full summary of the […]