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Newsom’s budget: What’s in it for climate equity?

Palm trees with the smoggy L.A. skyline in the background. (Photo: J Dennis, via Shutterstock)

OPINION: Californians know that climate change is here, climate change is real, and climate change is the biggest threat to our planet’s future. Less known but recently more proven is that racist and discriminatory policies of the past, like redlining, have locked in pollution exposure among low-income communities of color and dramatically increased their climate-related risks.

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Fiscal storm batters new Inland Empire town

(Ed’s Note: This story originally appeared in California City News, a content partner of Capitol Weekly.)

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Pension flap imperils transportation funding

Local transportation officials across California are not happy: The feds, weighing in on a public pension dispute, are holding back billions of dollars. That means trains may not run on time, buses may not get bought or fixed and projects may not get built. And that could translate into a lot of unhappy passengers.

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Casino impact: Stretch of highway declared no longer scenic

A 37-mile stretch of Inland Empire freeway is no longer part of the state’s network of “scenic” highways under legislation signed by Gov. Jerry Brown.

 

It’s the first time since the California Scenic Highway program was created in 1963 that a section of the roadway has been removed from the program.

 

The move

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Assembly, Senate okay anti-fracking bill

A first-in-the nation bill to regulate hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” in the exploration for underground oil and gas deposits was approved by the Legislature and sent to the governor’s desk.

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Everybody comes to Simon’s

Tucked away between a car rental agency and a dry cleaner at 1415 16th street, Simon’s has become a household name for Capitol oldies and newbies alike, a place peppered with political anecdotes since its establishment in 1984.

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