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California Agency Abandons Plans to Regulate Digital Currency

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Alaska Governor Vetoes $3 Billion From Budget as Oil Taxes Lag

bloomberg.com — Alaska Governor Bill Walker vetoed $3 billion from the state budget and said he may have to furlough government workers as lawmakers remain at odds over how to deal with a deficit caused by plummeting oil taxes and royalties.
May 19, 2015

Alaska may furlough workers to cope with budget deficit due to falling oil prices. bloom.bg/1c2kPon

May 19, 2015

Alaska's governor vetoed $3 billion from the budget as oil taxes lag bloom.bg/1Pv6nrm by @MichaelMarois

Brown Warns Drought Means California Must Adapt to Drier Future

bloomberg.com — California Governor Jerry Brown said residents must reconcile themselves to a more arid way of life to endure a historic drought. "Things are changing," Brown told a gathering of water district officials in Sacramento on Wednesday after regulators for the first time required urban water cutbacks.

Peeping drones spur states to ground voyeuristic flights

sltrib.com — For less than $1,000, small, remotely operated aircraft are increasingly available on the Internet and at hobby stores, and some can be equipped with equally affordable high-definition cameras. At the same time, some of America's biggest companies - names like Chevron and BNSF Railway - are pushing to use drones for everything from pipeline inspection to land surveys.

Creeps Embrace a New Tool: Peeping Drones

bloomberg.com — It was the blinking lights outside the 10th-story window of her San Jose, California, condo that startled Elsvette Buenaventura from her bed last year. When she drew back the curtain, a small drone hovered a few feet away. In the days that followed, it returned at least three more times.
May 05, 2015

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California Cuts Environment Spending in $15 Billion Water Plan

bloomberg.com — California Governor Jerry Brown will scale back plans for habitat restoration in an ecologically sensitive delta to construct two $15 billion water tunnels to help the state withstand droughts like the one now gripping the region.
Apr 30, 2015

California Cuts Environment Spending in $15 Billion Water Plan bloom.bg/1dvhNKz via @business

California’s Brown Seeks Nation-Leading Greenhouse Gas Reduction

bloomberg.com — California Governor Jerry Brown ordered emissions of greenhouse gases reduced to almost half what they were a quarter century ago, the most ambitious statewide effort to combat climate change in the U.S. Brown, a 77-year-old Democrat, issued an executive order establishing a target of 40 percent below 1990 levels by 2030.
Apr 30, 2015

California Governor Brown seeks nation-leading greenhouse gas cuts bloom.bg/1OEp6QK via @business

California Mandatory Water Restrictions Pit Crops Versus Lawns

bloomberg.com — California Governor Jerry Brown's decision to exclude farms from water-use restrictions to counter the state's historic drought has reignited tensions between homeowners who covet green lawns and pools and farmers who produce half the produce grown in the U.S. Farmers, who account for 80 percent of human water use in California, have seen supply curtailed amid worsening drought, Brown said.

Calpers Seeks 12% Jump in California’s Payment to Pension Fund

bloomberg.com — The California Public Employees' Retirement System said the state's annual pension contribution needs to jump by 12 percent because of payroll growth, salary increases and the longer lives of retirees. The payment to the pension fund would increase by $487 million to $4.7 billion during the fiscal year beginning in July, according to recommendations approved by the fund's finance and administration committee Tuesday.
Apr 15, 2015

Calpers is seeking a 12% jump in California's payment as payroll grows, retirees live longer bloom.bg/1yuUcDm by @MichaelMarois

Calpers’ Performance Fees to Wall Street Rise 6% as Assets Climb

bloomberg.com — The California Public Employees' Retirement System's performance fees to Wall Street firms rose 6 percent last year to $420 million as the value of its portfolio gained 18 percent. Managers in the real asset portfolio, which includes real estate, infrastructure and forest land, earned $261 million in profit-sharing fees in the year ended in June, according to a report Monday by Chief Operating Investment Officer Wylie Tollette.
Apr 14, 2015

Calpers’ Performance Fees to Wall Street Rise 6% as Assets Climb bloom.bg/1GDLTrl via @business

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Aug 29, 2015

California Lawmakers Pass Toughest U.S. Law Requiring Equal Pay bloom.bg/1F0vHeJ

Aug 28, 2015

RT @business: California lawmakers approve legislation mandating equal pay for women bloom.bg/1F0vHeJ

Aug 28, 2015

Donna Arduin, @Schwarzenegger 's budget chief who left less than year into office, is out as @GovRauner 's budget guru for 8 months.

Aug 28, 2015

RT @KQEDnews: BREAKING: water shut off at #SanQuentin prison to prevent spread of Legionnaire's disease, a pnuemonia spread thru water.

Aug 25, 2015

U.S. and Russia Can't Even Agree on How to Handle Astronaut Pee bloom.bg/1MKDnYW via @business

Aug 25, 2015

RT @Smerelman: Tomorrow is weekahead day for the states team, which is like Christmas for compulsive editors. The reporters, particularly @jmnash, love it.

Aug 25, 2015

Recovering U.S. State Budgets, including California, Run Headlong Into Stock Declines bloom.bg/1UbemH3 via @bpolitics @jmnash

Aug 24, 2015

RT @business: .@Uber has spent almost $1 million in California to fend off regulations aimed at the heart of its business model bloom.bg/1U1SX8u

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