CLIMATE BILL MAY CHILL NEW INFRASTRUCTURE

A pitched battle is happening in the Legislature over SB 32 (Pavley; D-Agoura Hills) which will Slow Economic Growth — Increase costs for California businesses, makes them less competitive — and discourage economic growth.  The bill requires California to adopt further greenhouse gas emission reductions for 2030 and 2050 without regard to the impact on individuals, jobs and the economy. We oppose the bill and are doing our best to explain to policy makers why such a stretch goal is not good for the state.

Today in a San Diego Union Tribune column, Steven Greenhut lays out the concerns:  Gov. Jerry Brown and the Legislature are wrangling over a new transportation plan to help the state meet its growing population, with the differences centering on whether to raise taxes — or focus on reforming the existing transportation bureaucracy — to assure projects aren’t delayed. That’s the hot Capitol debate these days.  Click here to read the full story.

 

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