California Governor Jerry Brown hopes to make California the spearhead for the national transition to electronic textbooks.
Senate Bill 1298, signed by Brown on Sept. 25, requires the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) to establish safety standards and performance requirements for the testing and operation of autonomous vehicles on public roads by 2015.
A new joint study by Stanford and Princeton researchers shows that California’s increases in taxes on the wealthy have not led to a migration of high net worth individuals from the state.
California Governor Jerry Brown proposed heavy spending cuts Monday to compensate for the state’s $15.7 billion budget deficit. Brown’s proposal, which he presented at a press conference in Los Angeles, would cut $8.3 billion in state spending cuts to public sector employee pay, social programs and prison spending.
I’d been in New Zealand two days, and there’d been two shark attacks in Australian waters. The latest victim, a good-looking snorkeling guide who seemed remarkably cheerful about the whole business (“Must have great pain meds,” my hostess said), couldn’t wait for his arm to heal so he could get back in the water.
California’s High-Speed Rail (HSR) project has suffered setbacks recently, including the resignation of its director Roelof van Ark, effective in two months, on Thursday, Jan. 12. Chair of the High Speed Rail’s Board of Directors Thomas Umberg also stepped down.
California voters will face a stark choice in November when they decide whether to approve Governor Jerry Brown’s new budget proposal, which stipulates either raising income taxes for the wealthy and temporarily increasing sales tax by half a percent, or eliminating $5.3 billion from state welfare and public school expenditures.
A recent study published by the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research (SIEPR) estimated that the state of California has underfunded public pensions anywhere from $498 billion to $142.6 billion, depending on assumed rates of return on investments.