Leno http://kvpr.org en Budget Agreement Diverts Money From Cap and Trade http://kvpr.org/post/budget-agreement-diverts-money-cap-and-trade <div><p>California’s budget agreement borrows 500-million dollars from the state’s cap-and-trade program. As Amy Quinton reports from Sacramento, environmentalists say the maneuver neglects polluted communities.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Environmentalists say money from the sale of carbon pollution permits is supposed to go to programs that help further reduce emissions. California Governor Jerry Brown and lawmakers say it will, just not this year.</span></p> Fri, 14 Jun 2013 18:34:32 +0000 Amy Quinton 16793 at http://kvpr.org Budget Agreement Diverts Money From Cap and Trade California Lawmaker Proposes Changes to Proposition 13 http://kvpr.org/post/california-lawmaker-proposes-changes-proposition-13 <p></p><p>California Democratic state Senator Mark Leno plans to introduce a constitutional amendment on Monday that will make it easier to pass local taxes for schools.</p><p>The amendment would allow voters to pass school parcel taxes with a 55-percent vote instead of the two-thirds vote required by Proposition 13.</p><p>Jon Coupal&nbsp;with the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association says the legislation isn’t surprising given that Democrats now hold a supermajority in the legislature.</p> Fri, 30 Nov 2012 00:19:48 +0000 Amy Quinton 7535 at http://kvpr.org California Lawmaker Proposes Changes to Proposition 13