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Engineer in Metrolink crash opposed monitoring systems via union lawsuit

Every once in a while I see signs of “karma”. This is the payback for previous actions. A couple of days ago a government train, Metro-link, hit a truck stuck on the tracks of the on coming train. Dozens were hurt, but no deaths. The big question is, how could this happen. You need...

California Political News and Views
Ticking Time Bonds: In some San Diego County school districts today’s debt is tomorrow’s burden–$228 Million Payback for $15 Million Bond

Is it incompetence or corruption when a school district takes out a $15 million bond—and the total pay back is $228 million. 38 years later. Oh, and the real payments of $22 million a year start in 2030, going to 2050—when none of the administrators or Board members will be around to answer the...

California Political News and Views
Oakland Garbage Corruption Investigated—Why Is City in garbage Business?

Seriously, why is the City of Oakland in the garbage business? Why does it approve monopoly contracts for a single company to provide garbage services to all of the city? As the saying goes, “follow the money”. The city get s a franchise fee for giving the monopoly—big bucks. Even bigger bucks are the...

California Political News and Views
California Forward—Why Voter Turnout is Down—But Refuses to Mention Prop. 14

California is usually a very responsible organization with great research and analysis. This time, for some reason, they are refusing to recognize the main cause of the death spiral in California voting. The 2014 elections saw record low voter turnout in the Primary and General Elections. In one district, from 2012 to 2014 the...

California Political News and Views
CalPERS Wants Bad Government Agency to Run Successful Companies

CalPERS needs to invest in companies. Like private investors they take a great interest in the management of the invested forms. But, as a government agency, in conjunction with other government pension systems, they can at a minimum make life miserable for a corporation—or even over turn the management. Is this really the role...

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Welltopia: A new online resource for Californians

Feb 26, 2015
Welltopia: A new online resource for Californians

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Video: Governing Institute Senior Fellow Gregory Franklin on Health IT, Big Data and Leadership

Feb 26, 2015

Governing Institute Senior Fellow Gregory Franklin talks with TechWire Host Christina Gagnier at the Public CIO Academy on Feb. 24 in Sacramento.

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Legal Petition Pushes Gov. Brown For Emergency Fracking Moratorium After Oil Waste Illegally Dumped into California Aquifers

Feb 26, 2015

SACRAMENTO February 26, 2015 - After California officials admitted allowing hundreds of oil industry disposal wells to illegally inject wastewater into protected aquifers, more than 150 environmental and community groups filed a legal petition today pushing Gov. Jerry Brown to use his emergency powers to place a moratorium on fracking and other well stimulation...

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Energy Commission adopts report on how state will transform transportation to meet climate and clean air goals

Feb 26, 2015

SACRAMENTO February 26, 2015 - The California Energy Commission adopted its 2014 Integrated Energy Policy Report (IEPR) Update, which outlines, among many things, how the state is working to transform the transportation system to zero- and near-zero te...

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Villaraigosa Won’t Challenge Harris for Senate Seat

Former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa announced he won’t challenge state Attorney General Kamala Harris for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Senator Barbara Boxer in 2016. That boosts the prospects of fellow Democrat Rep. Loretta Sanchez of Garden Grove. Villaraigosa announced his decision Tuesday in a post on Facebook that foreshadowed a run for governor in...

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