Silicon Valley Titans Back New Clean Energy Initiative
Later this week, Gov. Jerry Brown will head to the international climate conference in Paris where he'll tout California's leadership in curbing greenhouse gas emissions. High-tech titans from California are also hopping on the green energy bandwagon. They're lining up to support a new clean energy initiative announced by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
California Cities Build Momentum on Minimum Wage Boosts
It's a debate that's been going on for years in the U.S. What is the minimum amount an American worker should make? Increasing concerns about income inequality have given that debate a tone of urgency. Now, cities have started making the minimum wage policies that states and the federal government have traditionally made -- and about half of the nation's recent minimum wage hikes have been in California.