A key component to last week’s final action on the state budget was the passage of SB 71, a bill that provides for a sales tax exclusion for “green technology” projects in California. SB 71, authored by Senator Alex Padilla, and championed by Governor Schwarzenegger, authorizes the California Alternative Energy and Advanced Transportation Financing Authority [...]
On March 25, using budget reconciliation rules, which limit debate to twenty hours and require only a simple majority for passage, Congress approved the Health Care and Education Affordability Reconciliation Act of 2010 (H.R. 4872). The act makes budget related changes to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (H.R. 3590) which President Obama signed into law on March 23.
The CSAC Board of Directors today voted to oppose Prop. 16, the initiative that would limit local government’s ability to expand local energy programs.
NACo will be hosting a County Jail Diversion Forum in Allegheny County (Pittsburgh), PA, May 5th and 6th, 2010. The forum will present counties with a chance to learn about and improve upon local efforts to divert individuals with mental illness from the criminal justice system.
With California’s budget deficit still numbering in the billions, some are suggesting a different approach to solving the state’s budget woes: taxing marijuana.