Excluding hydroelectric power from the state’s renewable portfolio to reduce greenhouse gases makes no sense. A pending bill would bring some rationality to the situation.
Gov. Gavin Newsom is scaling back a statewide bullet train and twin water tunnels beneath the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta. But both still face high hurdles.
California not only has the nation’s highest rate of poverty, thanks to high housing costs, but its highest level of income disparity, and raising the state’s minimum wage may be reducing job creation.