Your help is needed on this very important issue.
The CPUC will vote on a change to the definition to Basic Telephone Services introduced as legislation by Gwen Moore in the 1990’s. Commission President Mike Peevey wants to include wireless services as a part of the Basic Services definition . Basic Services include Lifeline Services which reduces the cost of telephone services for under served and low income communities.
Technology has improved over the years since this legislation was introduced, it only makes sense that this change be made.
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Protect California Jobs and Businesses from Cap and Trade Auction Costs
As part of its new cap and trade regulation The California Air Resources Board (CARB) is planning to auction greenhouse gas emission (GHG) allowances starting in November, requiring California businesses and employers to spend billions of dollars for the right to continue operating in the state.On September 20, the CARB board will consider giving California businesses some degree of protection – called transition assistance.
This Bill is not good for Black and Latino owned small restaurants. The increase in cost will cause job lost and maybe even closure. Contact your Assembly Member and ask for a no vote on SB 568.
has been said in regards to major policy decisions that“you are either at
the table or on the menu”.
am putting together a group of Black Leaders to attend the CARB hearing listed
below in order to have our voices heard on a very important matter. CARB is
hosting a panel to help them determine how the funds they receive from Cap
& Trade are going to be invested.
be clear, these funds are going to be paid by utility companies, oil companies
and major manufacturing companies. This means that these funds are actually
coming from you and me because these companies will pass these costs down to
Here we go again! Last year it was AB 638 (Skinner). This year it's SB 1455 (Kehoe)
SB 1455 is an ill-conceived bill that promotes alternative fuels and
alternative fuel vehicles without regard for their feasibility, availability or
cost, and could lead to unconstitutional tax increases. It puts California’s competitiveness and
economic recovery at risk, and jeopardizes the jobs of California workers.
Our state already has numerous existing or pending state laws and
policies that will reduce fossil fuel usage and promote more widespread
introduction of alternative fuels and alternative fuel vehicles, such as the
Pavley tailpipe emissions standards, Low Carbon Fuel Standard, alternative vehicle requirements for
public fleets, and various subsidies and incentives for the purchase of
alternative fuel vehicles.
Bay Area Water Policy Proposes Product Bans as
“Credit” Toward Trash Load Compliance Goals
documents are intended to be a blueprint for how local jurisdictions will meet
a required 40% reduction of “trash” that is found in creeks, roadsides and
local waterways by 2014.
March 6, 2012 the City of Sacramento made history. The City Council voted to accept the Downtown Arena funding plan. The plan calls for the City, The Maloof family (owners of the Kings), AEG and the NBA to provide a portion of the funding to build a downtown arena, located at the old rail yard adjacent to HWY 5 freeway, in the heart of downtown Sacramento. That means the Kings will stay in Sacramento.
For those of you who are not familiar with the history of the City of Sacramento, this was a momentous occasion.