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February 16, 2011
by Noel Perry
Fox & Hounds Daily

The nonpartisan California Budget Challenge is an easy-to-use online tool that simulates some of the tough choices our legislators are facing. In addition to questions about education spending and income tax, users now have the opportunity to weigh in on topical proposals such as redevelopment, pensions, and extending the temporary tax increases that were set to expire this year to fund the realignment proposal and prevent deeper cuts.

February 15, 2011
by Allen Martin
CBS Channel 5, San Francisco

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January 28, 2011
by Jonathan Edwards
Davis Enterprise

It wasn't all taxes, however. The group cut the amount of money California schools receive for each student per year, from $11,700 to $11,100. California ranks 34th in the nation in per-pupil spending, Henry said. Next 10 program director Sarah Henry told the group that California, unlike Alaska and Texas, doesn't tax companies for pumping oil. However, Ramos countered, California does tax refined petroleum products, like gasoline, "very heavily."

January 21, 2011
SustainableBusiness at Matter Network

"The green job data is significant because these jobs are growing in every region across the state, outpacing other vital sectors, and generating business across the supply chain," said F. Noel Perry, founder of Next 10. "There are very few business sectors in a state as large as California that employ people across every region. The emergence of this vibrant Core Green Economy can be attributed to California's history of innovation, as well as our forward-looking energy and energy efficiency policies."

January 19, 2011
by Tiffany Hsu
Los Angeles Times

Employers offering jobs in fields such as solar-power generation, electric-vehicle development and environmental consultation added 5,000 jobs in 2008, the latest data available. In all, about 174,000 Californians were working in eco-friendly fields by early 2009, compared with just 111,000 in 1995, said nonprofit research group Next 10.

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