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Diablo Canyon desalination study in state legislative pipeline

By   /  Friday, June 16th, 2017  /  Agribusiness, Central Coast, Latest news, Real Estate, Small Business, Tri-County Economy, Wine & Viticulture  /  Comments Off on Diablo Canyon desalination study in state legislative pipeline

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Dubroff: Status quo carries the day in Tri-Counties

By   /  Friday, November 11th, 2016  /  Columns, Latest news  /  Comments Off on Dubroff: Status quo carries the day in Tri-Counties

Henry Dubroff

The political earthquake that upended national politics triggered few aftershocks on the Central Coast. That’s the easiest way to summarize the results of races up and down the ballot in the tri-county region, where outsiders dreaming of an upset funneled millions of Democratic and Republican dollars into races for Congress and the Assembly. A number Read More →

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Brown signs overtime bill for agriculture workers

By   /  Monday, September 12th, 2016  /  Agribusiness, Latest news, Wine & Viticulture  /  1 Comment

Gov. Jerry Brown has signed into law the controversial Assembly Bill 1066, which phases in overtime pay for agriculture workers over four years starting in 2019. “This is very just,” said Rosario Castañeda, who has been an hourly strawberry worker in Oxnard for several years. “They owe us a lot. This is a just struggle, Read More →

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Assembly resolution calls for national tax on fossil fuels

By   /  Friday, August 26th, 2016  /  Energy, Latest news  /  Comments Off on Assembly resolution calls for national tax on fossil fuels

A California Assembly resolution calling for a national tax on fossil fuels is headed to the desk of Gov. Jerry Brown. The bill, AJR 43, calls on Congress to institute a federal tax on carbon-based fossil fuels in order to reduce fossil fuel usage and stave off the effects of climate change. Assembly member Das Read More →

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Farmworker overtime bill rotten for growers in Tri-Counties

By   /  Friday, August 26th, 2016  /  Columns, Latest news  /  Comments Off on Farmworker overtime bill rotten for growers in Tri-Counties

Henry Dubroff

If you want more evidence for my theory that small businesses are simply being thrown under the bus in the current political season, just look at the farmworker overtime bill that nearly passed the General Assembly on Aug. 23. The proposed rules, which were pulled from a final vote on Aug. 25, would mandate higher Read More →

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Cunningham, Ortiz-Legg vie for Assembly seat

By   /  Friday, August 12th, 2016  /  Central Coast, Latest news  /  Comments Off on Cunningham, Ortiz-Legg vie for Assembly seat

Editor’s note: The Pacific Coast Business Times chose five contested tri-county races in the November election to feature in a Q&A format. Each candidate was asked the same four questions about business, housing and the economy. Jordan Cunningham is the Republican candidate and Dawn Ortiz-Legg is the Democratic candidate for the 35th District Assembly seat. Read More →

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Faith-based colleges in Tri-Counties could lose funding

By   /  Friday, August 5th, 2016  /  Education, Latest news  /  Comments Off on Faith-based colleges in Tri-Counties could lose funding

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