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Why you should—and shouldn't—buy an electric car

California was on track to meet Gov. Jerry Brown's initial goal for putting 1.5 million environmentally friendly vehicles on the road by 2025, a new report says, but then Brown upped the target.

TODAY’S STUDY: California’s Nation-Leading Clean Cars Plan

The Road Ahead for Zero-Emission Vehicles in California Market Trends & Policy Analysis Adam Fowler, Hoyu Chong, Peter Breslin, January 30, 2018 (Beacon Economics for Next 10) Executive Summary In March of 2012, Gov. Jerry Brown set a goal of putting 1.5 million zero-emission vehicles (ZEVs) on California’s roads by 2025. Show More Summary

State lawmakers want to restore an urban renewal and affordable housing program. But it's complicated

Seven years ago, at the depth of the state’s budget crisis, Gov. Jerry Brown eliminated an urban renewal program that provided billions of dollars annually for economic development and low-income housing. Ever since, lawmakers have tried and failed to bring it back. Now, with Brown on his way out...

How Crazy? California Crazy

(Steven Hayward) Last week some readers thought I had taken leave of my senses when I wrote that—relatively speaking (the key qualifier)—Jerry Brown is about the only adult in the room among California Democrats (though this may apply to California Republicans, too, as I’ll demonstrate shortly). Show More Summary

There's room for both substance and sex appeal in California's gubernatorial race

Facing off in recent debates, the four Democrats and two Republicans leading the race to succeed Gov. Jerry Brown have sparred on the hot topics of the moment: President Trump, of course, as well as immigration, climate change, the proposed border wall, single-payer healthcare and the candidates’...

Law will force 97.6 percent of California cities to build more

“It’s clear we need to change” In 2017, Governor Jerry Brown signed SB 35, a new law that demands California cities build more housing or risk temporarily losing control of some of their permitting and entitlements processes. Few metros...Show More Summary

California's mentally ill inmate population keeps growing. And state money isn't enough to meet needs, lawmaker says

Gov. Jerry Brown has earmarked $117 million in his new state budget to expand the number of treatment beds and mental health programs for more than 800 mentally ill inmates found incompetent to stand trial. State officials said they have struggled to keep up with the needs of a population that...

Democrats and Republicans in Sacramento have found something to agree on: An audit of the bullet train

Democratic legislators have heard enough. They’ve decided to take a closer look at Gov. Jerry Brown’s deeply troubled bullet train. Brown is a lame duck headed for the door with waning Capitol influence. Neither he nor the state High-Speed Rail Authority tried to block the Legislature’s increased...

SF pleads with state to fund new courthouse

Building pipes are so bad that the ceiling routinely leaks urine San Francisco needs a new courthouse and has gone knocking on the door of California Governor Jerry Brown in hopes of netting roughly $1.6 billion to replace the terrible...Show More Summary

Memo to Gov. Brown, Re: Public Pensions

(Steven Hayward) It may be hard for readers to believe this—and I do advise sitting down—but Gov. Jerry Brown is—relatively speaking, mind you—about the only adult in the room in Sacramento among Democrats. If you doubt me, just wait till we have a governor named “Gavin” next year (which California richly deserves), and you’ll see what I mean. Show More Summary

In the 1970s, Gov. Jerry Brown was a champion for nuclear safety. Now, his legacy is at risk

To the editor: As many debate the legacy of Gov. Jerry Brown, what stands out for me is his leadership in advancing a 1976 moratorium on new nuclear plants. Without it, the state might now be dotted with 50 nuclear power plants. (“A Brown — father or son — has been California governor for 40% of...

California Wants 5 Million Zero Emissions Cars On Its Roads By 2030

California governor Jerry Brown has signed an executive order that sets a goal of 5 million zero emissions cars on the state's roads by 2030. The state will invest $2.5 billion to greatly expand the number of charging and hydrogen refueling stations available to California residents.

Green for Green: California Governor Outlines $2.5 Billion Electric Vehicle Push

If California’s Jerry Brown is known for anything, it’s for continuing his familial legacy of governing the region for a weirdly long period of time and pressing for the proliferation of electric vehicles. While not all of the state’s...Show More Summary

With few budget solutions in sight, Cal State administrators say another tuition increase is possible

California State University faces difficult budget problems with no quick solutions, and administrators are preparing for tuition increases, program cuts and other unpopular options that seem unavoidable. Gov. Jerry Brown’s 2018-19 budget plan, released earlier this month, proposed a fraction of...

With few budget solutions in sight, Cal State administrators say another tuition increase is possible

California State University faces difficult budget problems with no quick solutions, and administrators are preparing for tuition increases, program cuts and other unpopular options that seem unavoidable. Gov. Jerry Brown’s 2018-19 budget plan, released earlier this month, proposed a fraction of...

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