Posts Tagged: quarter
Students accessing broadband from a computer lab. (Photo: J. Lekavicius, via Shutterstock)
OPINION: Students all know the pains – dropped Zoom calls, spotty reception and failed downloads. COVID-19 has changed college campuses forever, expanding the classroom to wherever we can connect to the internet. While the transition has opened more access for students, it also leaves behind many, including the 3.5 million Californians who do not have internet access at home.
A voters hows his badge of independence. (Photo: Joe Belanger, via Shutterstock)
Donald Trump is not just the Republican presidential nominee in California. If you got your ballot in the mail, you might have noticed one little oddity: Under Donald Trump’s name you’ll find not only his Republican Party, but also the little known American Independent Party (AIP).
Voters may be apathetic on Election Day, but there are some people in California who are excited indeed about the ballot – those who have a big pocketbook interest in the outcome. Campaign spending on six ballot propositions has approached a quarter-billion dollars – a hefty price tag, even in California
CalPERS headquarters, Sacramento. (Photo: Wikipedia)
Calpensions: Three years ago CalPERS investment earnings hit bottom in a Wilshire consultants report that ranks the performance of big pension funds — dead last among its peers over the previous five years. Last week a new Wilshire report showed CalPERS investment earnings steadily climbing up the ranks, finishing in the top quarter of big pension funds during the last three years.
Consumers have been complaining this year that Covered California insurance plans have doctor’s networks that are too narrow. The doctors they want to see don’t accept the insurance, they say. While a relatively new problem for California’s upper- and middle-class residents, this situation has been a problem for the poor for decades.
OPINION: Most of us don’t think twice about our options when we stop to fill our tank with gasoline. But what if you knew you had a choice of fuels, not just of brands?
Companies spent nearly $100 million an hour to buy carbon pollution credits at California’s first auction under the state’s law to curb greenhouse gas emissions.
Despite the hefty price tag, the final per-credit price was nearly the bare-minimum — $10 each — required by the auction and more than $2 below the per-credit market