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July 12, 2012
KNX 1070 Newsradio

Listen to KNX 1070 news anchors Dick Helton and Vicky Moore's interview with Next 10 Founder Noel Perry. This radio segment focused on ideas people have been submitting to solve the state's budget crisis.

July 10, 2012
Yuba Net

The Governor has signed the state's budget, but the final word on this year's budget actually lies with the voters—not lawmakers this year. Voters will decide through a November ballot initiative whether to raise $8.5 billion through increases to the state's income tax for California's highest earners and the sales tax. If that initiative fails at the polls, it will trigger cuts to schools and other programs to fill the gap. [...] Next 10's online California Budget Challenge (www.budgetchallenge.org) has just been updated so that Californians can tell state leaders in advance of the November election how they feel this final budget question should be answered.

May 18, 2012
by Todd Woody
Forbes

As Californians grapple with further draconian cuts to education and social services as the deficit soars – again – to $16 billion, a budgetary bright spot has appeared on the horizon: the billions of dollars in revenues that will be generated once a state carbon market launches later this year.

May 17, 2012
by David R. Baker
SF Chronicle

Starting later this year, California's cap-and-trade system to fight global warming will generate billions of dollars in revenue, as companies buy and sell permits to produce greenhouse gases.

How should the money be used?

With the first permit auction scheduled for November, that question still hasn't been answered by Sacramento - not fully, at least. Now a series of studies, released Wednesday by the Next 10 public policy group, delves into the question's legal and economic implications, trying to assess which options would most benefit Californians.

May 17, 2012
by Craig Miller
KQED News Climate Watch

State rebates could offset electrical sticker shock, finds a new study

Forcing utilities to pay for their carbon emissions, as California plans to do, will mean more costly megawatts. Six months before formal compliance with the state’s new cap & trade system begins, regulators are still sorting out what to do about that.

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