Strong Support for Jerry Brown and Water Bond in New PPIC Poll
Gov. Jerry Brown is maintaining his large lead in the race for governor. The latest Public Policy Institute of California poll gives the Democrat a 21-point lead over Republican challenger Neel Kashkari. Six in 10 voters showed support for Proposition 1, a $7.5 billion package of water measures.
Gov. Brown Champions State's Efforts to Combat Climate Change at the UN
California's efforts combating climate change were showcased at the United Nations Tuesday with Gov. Jerry Brown using his speech to take something of a victory lap. He touted the state as a leader on efforts to fight climate change while delivering remarks at the UN climate summit.
L.A. City Council to Vote on Higher Minimum Wage for Hotel Workers
Today, the L.A. city council will vote on whether to boost the minimum wage for hotel workers. If approved, the lowest paid hotel employees will earn more than $15 an hour.
University of California Promotes Startups with New VC Fund
The University of California announced recently that it will create a new investment fund called UC Ventures. The venture capital entity will have $250 million of university money to invest in UC startups. The investment model is unprecedented for UC and is raising some questions.