In the News

August 07, 2013

Chief Operating Officer, The Greenlining Institute
Preeti Vissa

In 2006, California made history with the Global Warming Solutions Act (AB 32), which committed my home state to a landmark effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Despite strong opposition from the fossil fuels industry, including repeated efforts to gut the law, California's groundbreaking effort to clean our air, protect our climate and grow a clean-energy industry that produces good, career-path jobs is moving forward.

August 06, 2013

by Alex Mazariegos

SACRAMENTO—Following months of deliberation between proponents and opponents of the bill, Governor Jerry Brown will now decide on the outcome of AB 1266, the School Success and Opportunity Act, after the bill arrived on the Governor's desk on August 1.

August 03, 2013

By Sean Kennedy

With more than 6 million California adults -- mostly immigrants -- adults lacking adequate English skills, the state doesn't need another blue ribbon panel. The state needs to repair the broken system that is meant to teach immigrants English, the real key to unlocking the American dream.

August 01, 2013

A transgender high school junior is urging the California governor to sign a bill that would allow trans students to use the facilities that correspond with their gender identity.

July 29, 2013

Senator Lara and parents

State Sen. Ricardo Lara is pictured with his mother, Dolores Lara, and father, Venustiano Lara, at his parents' home in East Los Angeles. Lara's parents immigrated to the United States from Mexico, and their struggle has influenced how he legislates. (Katie Falkenberg / Los Angeles Times / February 16, 2013)
By Patrick McGreevy

July 27, 2013

California state Sen. Ricardo Lara, whose father swam a frigid canal to get to America, is often at odds with others in the immigration debate.

July 21, 2013

By Susan Ferriss
Center for Public Integrity

LOST HILLS – On a blistering May day in the Central Valley, most other 13-year-olds were in school. But Erick Araujo was under orders from his mother to stay inside with a U.S. history textbook.

The seventh-grader actually didn't have much to do. Over four days, his only task was to read three chapters and answer, briefly, a few questions per chapter.

"Pretty easy," the boy with braces shrugged, leafing through pages.

July 18, 2013

By Lynn Doan

Pacific Gas & Electric Co., Southern California Edison and the Wildlife Conservation Society joined forces today to endorse a plan that would allow California companies to use credits from forestry projects overseas to comply with state emissions limits.

July 15, 2013

By Robin Respaut and Brian Grow

(Reuters) - In the misty, oak-filled woods of West Virginia, the Boy Scouts of America are building their answer to Disney World.

July 08, 2013

In-State Tuition Benefits Go Largely Unused By Undocumented Immigrants
Fox News Latino

Relatively few immigrants have availed themselves of in-state tuition measures that have passed in their state, Politico is reporting.

At the University of Connecticut, which has about 18,000 students, for example, slightly more than 30 undocumented students have enrolled, the website said.