State Senate Democrats Back Governor's Climate Goals with Legislation
Last month, Governor Brown called on the state to set ambitious goals to address climate change, and yesterday state lawmakers said they would take up that challenge. Democrats introduced bills that would cut petroleum use in half by 2030 and up to one half of the state's electricity would come from wind and solar power.
Major Southern California Water Importer Considers Cut
Earlier this week, the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California said it could cut the water supply to some 19 million Southern Californians. The agency will make a decision in April on whether it will slash water deliveries beginning in July.
Report Finds Schools Not Easing Burden of Pregnant and Parenting Teens
Even though teen pregnancy rates are dropping in California, pregnant and parenting teenagers still face big challenges in schools. That's the conclusion of a new report from the ACLU, highlighting the Central Valley.
California's 2014 Voter Turnout Was Even Worse Than You Thought
If you voted in the 2014 election, give yourself a pat on the back, as it appears that voter turnout is continuing to trend downward. This could have big consequences for the way policies are set in our state.