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How will immigration reform feel on the border?

Jun 27, 2013
The high-profile immigration bill includes new spending for more fencing and enforcement along the Mexican border.
Posted In: illegal immigration, arizona, california, texas

California's high-speed rail meets opposition over eminent domain

May 28, 2013
Residents of California's Central Valley are trying to stop a high-speed rail system that would connect San Francisco to Los Angeles from cutting through their land.
Posted In: rail, high speed rail, california, eminent domain

Tesla's secret to success? Selling emissions credits

May 8, 2013
Luxury electric car maker Tesla is expected to report a profit on Wednesday. The profit comes not from the $100,000 cars, but from California Zero Emission Vehicle Credits that amount to thousands of dollars a car when resold to other car makers.
Posted In: tesla, carbon-dioxide emissions, california

California bets big on marketing to spread the health care gospel

Apr 25, 2013
Millions of Californians will be eligible for healthcare under the new law, and lots of them know nothing about it.
Posted In: health care, health exchange, california

States push to tie university funding to better performance

Apr 24, 2013
California Governor Jerry Brown is looking to join other states in basing funding increases at public universities on measures like higher graduation rates.
Posted In: higher education, california, Jerry Brown

California rules against reading phone maps while driving

Apr 9, 2013
Given that it is legal to manipulate other devices in a car, the court suggests that people should take it up with the legislature to change the law if the ruling seems arbitrary.
Posted In: mobile, maps, google maps, california

Beach fire pits spark battle between private interests and public land

Apr 8, 2013
Southern Californians are known for their laid-back attitude. But a fight over beaches has split folks who own expensive beach front homes and beach-goers who gather around fire pits.
Posted In: california, property rights, Beaches

Golden Gate Bridge goes to all-electronic tolls

Mar 27, 2013
San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge is going electronic today. It’s the first time in 76-years, that the iconic bridge will be without a human toll taker.
Posted In: california, San Francisco, Tech

Schools risk outsized debts with delayed bond payments

Feb 14, 2013
Many school districts around the country are making use of capital appreciation bonds, long-term bonds that can put them into debt for far more than they initially borrowed.
Posted In: california, bonds, Education, construction

Which is better for business: Texas or California?

Feb 11, 2013
Texas Governor Rick Perry visits California to attract companies away from the Golden State with promises of low taxes and fewer regulations.
Posted In: texas, california, Rick Perry, Jerry Brown

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