Posts Tagged: Vince Fong
Freighters dock off the Southern California coast on a smoggy day. (Photo: Matt Gush, via Shutterstock)
OPINION: California farmers lost an estimated $2.1 billion in export sales between May and September last year due to port congestions, according to a study by UC Davis. Farmers across the state are experiencing fallout from congestion at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, threatening the state’s economic viability.
The California state Capitol in Sacramento. (Photo: Steven Frame)
OPINION: Nearly two months into the new fiscal year. Four budget bills and approximately 50 budget-related policy bills later, Californians continue to wait for solutions to our state’s most pressing crisis — drought, water storage, and wildfire mitigation. Meaningful reforms to fix state agencies like EDD, or the replenishment of the $7.8 billion borrowed from the state’s Rainy Day Fund last year have not yet been addressed.
A housing tract in San Jose, Calif. (Photo: PBK-PG, via Shutterstock)
OPINION: When California residents in the Bay Area making over $100,000 per year are considered “low income” and thereby eligible for government subsidies for housing, something is seriously wrong. The issue of affordability is hitting critical mass in regions throughout the state.