Vote on First-in-Nation Oil Emissions Caps Stalls

Amidst doubts over the legality of an attempt by the Bay Area Air Quality Management District to ram through last-minute changes to a proposal for the nation’s first-ever caps on greenhouse gas emissions from oil refineries, the Air District’s board of directors postponed voting on the proposal.

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Modest Gains for Judicial Branch in New California Budget

California’s trial courts will see no new funding from the $125 billion budget the Legislature passed Thursday, but with an added $22 million for dependency counsel and the promise to backfill revenue losses from Governor Jerry Brown’s driver’s license initiative, the judiciary could have made out a lot worse.

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