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California’s chips are all in on green

By   /  Monday, November 8th, 2010  /  Columns, Opinion  /  Comments Off on California’s chips are all in on green

One thing is clear from this year’s election results: California will bet a big chunk of its economic future on alternative energy. The resounding defeat of Proposition 23, which would have rolled back the Golden State’s cap-and-trade regime, came at the hands of a big coalition of venture capitalists, environmentalists and traditional business leaders bent Read More →

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Oil company association tarred Prop. 23

By   /  Monday, November 8th, 2010  /  Features  /  Comments Off on Oil company association tarred Prop. 23

Perhaps no ballot proposition divided California’s business community more than Proposition 23, the effort to kill California’s 2006 carbon emissions law. The initiative failed by a 61-39 margin. Had it passed, it would have suspended AB 32 until California’s unemployment rate stayed below 5.5 percent for a year, which has happened only a handful of Read More →

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Editorial: Clean-air rules can be a disruption

By   /  Monday, October 25th, 2010  /  Editorials, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Editorial: Clean-air rules can be a disruption

News that J.W. Bailey Construction Co. in Santa Barbara was closing its doors after 60 years came as a surprise. The company had a reputation for building high-quality buildings, often in the classic Santa Barbara style. But after years of suffering with the growth curbs that are the hallmark of doing business on the South Read More →

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