Editorial: Partisan gridlock eases on Obamacare and immigration
Movement on immigration reform and fixing the Affordable Care Act are perhaps the political version of the “green shoots” that former Federal Reserve Chair Ben Bernanke talked about in the early stages of economic recovery.
Op/ed: Central Coast leads the way with solar energy, green tech jobs
Anyone who thinks the clean energy economy isn’t working clearly needs to visit the Central Coast.
USDA creates emergency response framework to fight citrus disease
The framework will allow the USDA and its partners to coordinate resources, share information and develop strategies to combat a serious bacterial disease affecting citrus crops locally and in other states.
Control of Congress is the bottom line for two Central Coast races
There is just one reason why House Speaker John Boehner has been on the Central Coast stumping for GOP Congressional candidates Abel Maldonado and Sen. Tony Strickland.
Op/ed: Supporting our innovation economy is the key to prosperity
Rep. Lois Capps, D-Santa Barbara, on economic development.
Feinstein: Federal and state gov’t needs to focus on tax policies
For the United States to truly recover from the Great Recession, the federal government and its state counterparts need to be creative with tax reform and budget proposals to jumpstart the economy. That was the view of U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., who spoke at a luncheon hosted by the Santa Barbara Region Chamber of Read More →
Capps calls for wind energy support
The Central Coast’s fledgling wind energy business could be in big trouble if production tax incentives are allowed to expire at the end of the year. United Technologies is trying to sell or shut Clipper Windpower, once a shining star of the wind turbine business and the region’s fastest growing company. On May 15, wind Read More →