State budget

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Joshua Stark Headshot
05/19/2015
UPDATE 5/21/2015: The Assembly's budget proposal includes an additional $25 million for the Active Transportation Program, and another $25 million to fund free transit pass programs for youth,...
Ryan Wiggins Headshot
01/28/2015
The end of January marks a milestone for our state as a leader in climate protection and the promising start of our effort to improve the quality of life of all Californians through the cap-and-trade...
Joshua Stark Headshot
01/21/2015
Casual Friday it was not at the State Capitol on January 9, when reporters, advisors, policymakers, and agency leaders put on their best as they gathered in Sacramento to hear Governor Brown release...
Ryan Wiggins Headshot
01/16/2014
Last week Governor Brown released his initial budget proposal including a plan to invest $850 million in cap-and-trade greenhouse gas auction proceeds.   The proposal is drawing wide...
Ryan Wiggins Headshot
06/13/2013
During the Great Recession, the impacts of California's budget problems have fallen disproportionately on historically disadvantaged and low-income communities. To grapple with annual multi-billion...
Ryan Wiggins Headshot
06/03/2013
Any minute now, we could get news about the budget – and the future of the state’s climate program. Two weeks ago, when Governor Brown proposed indefinitely loaning the first $500...
Shannon Tracey Headshot
05/15/2013
Even as he acknowledged that we are nearing a climate tipping point and that it will take two more years to recover the jobs lost during the Great Recession, Governor Brown yesterday released a...
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Ryan Wiggins Headshot
04/17/2013
How can California best leverage the new revenue from our state’s cap-and-trade climate program to reduce greenhouse gas emissions? According to the Draft Investment Plan that the California Air...
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Joshua Stark Headshot
12/04/2012
California’s first quarterly auction of greenhouse gas allowances took place on November 14th. For the first time in history, California set a price on carbon - $10.09 per ton. This opening price is...
BART train at station
11/07/2012
Key victories for public transportation, walking, biking, and affordable housing... but some races still undetermined From the highest levels of government to local ballot measures, yesterday...

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