Bond watchdogs are urged to show their teeth, Atkins urges lawmakers to “do something big” on health care and more in our weekly roundup of news from Sacramento.
The San Diego County Water Authority isn’t opposed to testing water in schools for lead – it’s just opposed to paying for it. One official said recent proposals are just attempts at “sexy legislation” intended to make a splash with the public.
Among the 130 housing bills before the state Legislature is one sponsored by the city of San Diego that would allow local housing authorities, like the San Diego Housing Commission, to build middle-income housing.
Assemblyman Todd Gloria’s housing bill package includes measures aimed at middle-income housing and homeless youth, San Diego Unified Superintendent Cindy Marten makes her case for more state funding and more in our weekly roundup of news from Sacramento.
In this week’s San Diego Explained, Voice of San Diego’s Ry Rivard and NBC7’s Monica Dean highlight the history and politics behind your rising water bill.
SANDAG has structured its investigation into itself in a way that could leave issues uninvestigated.
On the podcast this week, we break down San Diego Unified’s big grad rate announcement, and how the district chose to obliquely respond to our reporting. Plus, the lead proponents for and against San Diego’s major pension reform initiative joined the show to talk about this week’s big court ruling.
San Diego’s 5-year-old pension reform measure is legal, a California appellate court ruled this week. Proponents and opponents of the plan agree on one thing: The ruling could have major repercussions throughout the state. They just disagree on whether that’s good or bad. Voters in 2012 approved Proposition B, freezing employees’ pensionable pay for five […]
Growing plants is so ingrained in Encinitas’ identity that a poinsettia adorns its seal, and the city proclaimed itself the Flower Capital of the World. But many flower farmers are struggling, and hope growing pot will buoy their businesses — if the city will allow it.
Smaller cities across San Diego are lining up against AB 805, the measure to remake SANDAG. But the bill’s author, Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher, found a way to mention it to Gov. Jerry Brown when he asked her to support his recently passed transportation bill.