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Cap-and-trade funds fuel bullet train

A computer-generated image of the proposed California bullet train. (Photo: High Speed Rail Authority)

Hundreds of millions of dollars from California’s auctions of carbon emission credits are being tapped to help finance the $68 billion bullet train project. In subsequent years, a fourth of the auction money will go to the train. The budget requires the governor’s signature to take effect.

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Lawmakers target care facilities for the elderly

Sen. Marty Block, D-San Diego

A coalition led by Democrats and advocates for the aged proposed a series of bills aimed at reforming the deadly conditions reported in some California’s elderly care facilities. Photo: Samantha Gallegos/Capitol Weekly.

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California’s “Un-Americans:” Legislature tracked thousands of citizens

Although U.S. Sen. Joseph McCarthy of Wisconsin serves as poster ogre for anti-Communist crusades of the early 1950s, Congress’ most notorious “Red Scare” investigations took place under the purview of the House Un-American Activities Committee. HUAC, as it was known, pre-dated McCarthy by 14 years and continued for more than a decade after his demise.

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Australia, UC Davis host top-level conference on greenhouse gases

A major conference targeting climate-changing greenhouse gases is scheduled Tuesday at UC Davis, featuring top decision makers from Australia and the U.S.

 

The participants include Mary Nichols, the chair of the California Air Resources Board; Karen Lanyon, the Australian Consul-General; Mark Dreyfus, the Australian Parliamentary Secretary for Climate Change and Energy Efficiency; and Terry

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