Regulators investigating SDG&E for potential lobbying violations – The San Diego Union-Tribune

State regulators said they’re investigating San Diego Gas & Electric’s efforts to influence the local adoption of government-run electricity programs, saying the company doesn’t have permission to do so yet. Source: Regulators investigating SDG&E for potential lobbying violations – The San Diego Union-Tribune
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California projects on table for possible Trump infrastructure package

The list, sent Tuesday to the National Governors Association to present to the Trump administration, totals more than $100 billion. President Trump has promised to spend $1 trillion on an infrastructure package to produce jobs and revitalize aging public works, but no details have emerged. Source: California projects on table for possible Trump infrastructure package
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Editorial: California secession is a colossally stupid idea

It will waste millions of dollars on a losing ballot measure and require writing a new Constitution. Even if California framed a coherent plan to exit, it would need a two-thirds vote in Congress and approval of three quarters of the state legislatures. Source: Editorial: California secession is a colossally stupid idea
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Op-Ed: Political Road Map: There’s a $368-billion reason why California depends on the federal government – LA Times

With battles between the Trump administration and California on the horizon, the state’s independent Legislative Analyst’s Office has calculated a number that is the monetary essence of California’s relationship with the federal government: an average of about $9,500 for every woman, man and child in the state. Source: Political Road Map: There’s a $368-billion reason […]
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Op-Ed: Board of Equalization hijinks make case for tax agency overhaul | The Sacramento Bee

Real reform would be to abolish the board entirely and fold it and the three-member Franchise Tax Board, which oversees income taxes, into a Department of Revenue staffed by professionals and overseen by a director who is appointed by and accountable to the governor, with a tax court to handle appeals. Source: Board of Equalization […]
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Lawmakers have doubts that the system to license marijuana sales in California will be in place by deadline – LA Times

State lawmakers voiced doubts Monday about the ability of state agencies to finish crafting regulations and a licensing system for the sale of recreational  marijuana in California by the end of this year, as promised to voters. Source: Lawmakers have doubts that the system to license marijuana sales in California will be in place by […]
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State hearing on Aliso Canyon wraps up with more calls to shut down gas field

WOODLAND HILLS >> Residents and public officials expressed grave concerns about the safety of the Aliso Canyon gas field on the second day of a state hearing to discuss its potential reopening.The hearing, which was disrupted by protester Source: State hearing on Aliso Canyon wraps up with more calls to shut down gas field
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