Tag Archives: State of California

Net Neutrality: Internet providers join DOJ in California lawsuit 

Cable and telecom companies are widening the argument against the legislation. Internet providers have sued the state of California in an effort to block its new net neutrality law from going into effect, adding momentum to a high-stakes legal fight over the future of the Internet. The suit, filed Wednesday in federal court, widens a […]
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The battle lines are already taking shape in California’s legal fight with DOJ over net neutrality

The Trump administration is suing to block California’s new law. Here’s what to expect. The battle over the future of the Internet just got a little more complicated as the Justice Department sued California on Sunday to block the state’s new law targeting Internet providers and their treatment of Web content. It’s the first net […]
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California Affirms Car Mileage Rule Despite Trump Rollback

California told automakers Friday they must still comply with the state’s strict vehicle mileage standards even if President Donald Trump rolls back federal rules. The action by California Air Resources Board was widely expected. It sets up a likely court battle if the Trump administration follows through with an attempt to revoke California’s unique authority […]
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California Becomes 1st State To Require Women On Corporate Boards

A quarter of the 445 publicly traded companies in California don’t have any women on their boards. Opponents say the law is unconstitutional and confusing for companies incorporated in other states. California will be the first state to require publicly traded companies to have at least one woman on their board of directors. The law, […]
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Justice Department Sues California Over Net Neutrality Law

The state’s new law affirming Obama-era rules that were later repealed by the Trump administration has put it on a legal collision course with the Justice Department. An equal playing field that prevents Internet companies from slowing down or blocking some content was signed into law by California Gov. Jerry Brown, but the Justice Department […]
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California Weighs an Additional $2,000 Subsidy for Electric Cars

California will hold a hearing this week on offering a $4,500 subsidy for each pure electric vehicle sold in the state, up from the current $2,500, even as customers from Tesla Inc. and General Motors Co. face the loss of even bigger federal credits. The federal government now offers a $7,500 tax credit on electric […]
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Fresno hearing: California opposes proposed EPA emission rules

California vowed to fight the Trump Administration’s proposed lessening of vehicle emission rules at a hearing in Fresno on Monday, the first of three scheduled nationwide. To come: Dearborn, Mich., and Pittsburgh. California’s leading air pollution enforcers and the state’s attorney general vowed to fight the Trump Administration’s proposed lessening of vehicle emission rules during […]
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Are states, cities and companies taking the lead on climate action?

Not so fast — political science says we need national governments to meet the Paris accord goals. California hosted the Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco last week in an effort to galvanize stronger commitments to address climate change in advance of this fall’s critical climate negotiations in Poland. Source: Are states, cities and companies taking the lead […]
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California’s Internet of Things cybersecurity bill could lay groundwork for federal action

The state is a leader in tech policy. California is once again poised to take the lead on important new technology policy. A bill to set cybersecurity standards for Web-connected devices — from thermostats to webcams to cars — is awaiting Gov. Jerry Brown’s (D) signature after cruising through the state legislature late last month. If Brown […]
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As I See It: The challenge for community colleges

We know a college education has never been more essential to the success of families seeking living-wage jobs. And we know that for many, community colleges provide a critical — and sometimes an only — pathway to a meaningful credential. And yet, precisely because of their unique role, community colleges are also responsible for educating […]
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