Governor Jerry Brown

Jerry Brown's Exide Chutzpah

UPDATE, March 31, 2016 -- Governor Brown has now rescinded his exemption of the Exide lead cleanup from the state's signature environmental law, CEQA. He reversed himself only under intense pubilc scrutiny of the administration's handling of the Exide cleanup.

PG&E's Gift That Keeps On Giving

A century ago, Governor Hiram Johnson declared that publicly-traded electric and gas utilities had taken over California state government.

Judge Blows Open Doors of the PUC Corruption Ring

Memo to the California PUC: You can’t run, and you can’t hide. If you are involved in a criminal conspiracy to defraud ratepayers, or other corruption, your emails are public records that should be out in the open.  

Kaiser, Blues, and Health Net’s $10 Billion Back Tax Bill Coming Due?

Kaiser Permanente

Will a fast moving legal case end a $10 billion tax dodge by the state's largest health insurance companies? The four companies are not happy, but the state should be.

Vive La Corporation

During Governor Jerry Brown’s days in Paris attending climate negotiations, he called for nothing less than a revolutionary shift away from “this heavy commodification of our entire existence.” What drives that commodification, he said, is individualism and oil. What’s needed is “a life not based on oil, and a life not based on so much emphasis on the individual as opposed to the common good.”


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