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Solar Decision Will Burn Low-Income Californians

Posted February 4, 2016 by Tom Dalzell

Reversing climate change and addressing income inequality are the twin challenges of our time. Solving them both means a safer, more stable future for generations to come. If we don’t stop and reverse climate change, our environment and our economy
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San Jose Coalition Launches “Opportunity to Work” Initiative

Posted January 26, 2016 by Dianna Zamora Marroquin

San Jose community, religious and labor leaders  submitted a ballot measure on January 25 requiring employers to offer qualified part- time employees the opportunity to work additional hours before hiring new part-time or temporary employees. “Every day I see how
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Is SF’s Economic Boom Over?

Posted January 21, 2016 by

What do 1986, 2006 and 2016 have in common besides ending in the number 6? Each brought predictions that a San Francisco economic boom was ending. Fears expressed in1986 were soon confirmed by the Savings & Loan meltdown and 1987
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CA Budget Continues Prison Overfunding

Posted January 12, 2016 by Center on Juvenile and Criminal Justice

The Center on Juvenile and Criminal Justice believes California must reduce its reliance on incarceration as a solution to social problems. However, on Thursday, Governor Jerry Brown’s budget proposal for FY 2016-17 continues California’s dependency on incarceration, which impedes efforts
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$2 Billion Homeless Bond: Great for LA, Not SF

Posted January 7, 2016 by

At a January 4 press conference on Skid Row in Los Angeles, California State Senate leader Kevin de Leon unveiled bipartisan plans for a $2 billion state homeless bond “to construct permanent supportive housing for chronically homeless persons with mental
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Sacramento’s Minimum-Wage Rumble Begins

Posted January 5, 2016 by Seth Sandronsky

On December 21, 2015, Organize Sacramento and Raise the Wage Sacramento filed documents with the city clerk to gather 21,503 valid voter signatures necessary to place a minimum-wage measure on this year’s November ballot. The measure would boost the city’s
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