@bloombergnews & @BW state & local gov't reporter, maine native, california (!?) transplant, with love & squalor. links/RTs=zero

High Court Upholds Obama’s Legacy and Health Care for Millions

bloomberg.com — Barack Obama's legacy as the president who reshaped the U.S. health-care system withstood its biggest challenge since 2012 when the Supreme Court ended any immediate threat that millions might lose medical coverage. The decision touches every part of health care in the U.S.

California climate plan has inland condemning coastal elitism

contracostatimes.com — By Esme E. Deprez and James Nash Bloomberg Posted: 06/24/2015 06:34:19 AM PDT Updated: 06/24/2015 06:34:47 AM PDT The way inland California lawmakers see it, the only benefit to their constituents from Gov. Jerry Brown's expansion of carbon pollution laws will be cleaner air to breathe as they wait at the unemployment office.

California climate plan has inland condemning coastal elitism

mercurynews.com — By Esme E. Deprez and James Nash, Bloomberg Posted: 06/24/2015 05:33:07 AM PDT Updated: 06/24/2015 05:34:22 AM PDT The way inland California lawmakers see it, the only benefit to their constituents from Gov. Jerry Brown's expansion of carbon pollution laws will be cleaner air to breathe as they wait at the unemployment office.

Washington Post Business Page, Business News

washpost.bloomberg.com — (Bloomberg) -- The way inland California lawmakers see it, the only benefit to their constituents from Governor Jerry Brown's expansion of carbon pollution laws will be cleaner air to breathe as they wait at the unemployment office. Brown and other Democrats are pushing legislation to reduce greenhouse gases caused by burning fossil fuels to a fraction of what they were a quarter-century ago.

California Climate Plan Has Inland Condemning Coastal Elitism

bloomberg.com — The way inland California lawmakers see it, the only benefit to their constituents from Governor Jerry Brown's expansion of carbon pollution laws will be cleaner air to breathe as they wait at the unemployment office. Brown and other Democrats are pushing legislation to reduce greenhouse gases caused by burning fossil fuels to a fraction of what they were a quarter-century ago.

Brownback Leads in Kansas as Democrat Davis Concedes

bloomberg.com — Nov. 5 (Bloomberg) -- Kansas Governor Sam Brownback won a second term, surviving a backlash to an anti-tax crusade that pitted him against fellow Republicans and tested voters' patience for the Tea Party agenda. Brownback claimed 49.9 percent to 46.1 percent for Democratic state Representative Paul Davis, with 98 percent of precincts reporting, according to preliminary results from the Associated Press.

Political Asylum

bloombergview.com — Political asylum just might be the world's most controversial universal idea. Most countries offer it. The United Nations declares it an inalienable human right. With violence raging from Syria to Ukraine to Central America, claims for asylum are at or near record highs. The discord starts when countries try to figure out who deserves it.

Drought-Stricken California’s Wealthy Pay Up to Keep Lawns Lush

bloomberg.com — Mandatory water rationing struck California's celebrity-filled enclave of Montecito last year and, within weeks, residents created a market based on avoidance. Gardens stayed lush and lawns verdant as citizens paid tanker trucks to deliver thousands of gallons to homes in the seaside suburb of Santa Barbara.

Desperate from Drought, California Turns to Desalination

bloomberg.com — As California battled its last severe drought in the early 1990s, Santa Barbara spent $34 million on a desalination plant that proved too costly to keep running when rain returned. Now, the city can't afford to keep it idle.

Wary Immigrants Scarce as Activists Pave Way for Obama’s Order

bloomberg.com — (Bloomberg) -- Daniel Jimenez's job at the United Farm Workers Foundation is to promote the biggest reprieve for undocumented immigrants in a generation to as many as possible. On a recent day, after waiting an hour past the appointed 6 p.m. start, he began speaking to eight tomato-pickers and pistachio-tree planters and a dozen empty chairs.
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Jul 02, 2015

@JoeKeohane oh jeez you don't know better by now?! you'll def need to DIY if you want done.

Jun 26, 2015

Marriage's "dynamic allows 2 ppl to find a life that could not be found alone, for a marriage becomes greater than just the 2 persons." -maj

Jun 26, 2015

''No gay person in this country would be married without Mary Bonauto,'' Roberta Kaplan told the the NYT in '13: nyti.ms/1LizgAJ

Jun 26, 2015

“No union is more profound than marriage for it embodies the highest ideals of love, fidelity, devotion, sacrifice & family," Kennedy wrote.

Jun 26, 2015

Til 1973, the American Psychiatric Assoc classified homosexuality as a mental disorder; was sometimes treated w/ electric shocks. #watershed

Jun 25, 2015

SCOTUS upholds Obama’s legacy & strikes at a tenet of the modern-day GOP: Obamacare must be undone. bloom.bg/1SOlV7C w/ @ToluseO

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