From the California Institute for Federal Policy Research: A Special Report on the President’s FY14 Budget Proposal

        On Wednesday, April 10, 2013 President Barack Obama released the Administration’s Budget Proposal for Fiscal Year 2014, which begins October 1, 2013.         The Budget proposed total FY 2014 spending, including entitlements, of $3.77 trillion. Of that, $1.058 trillion is in discretionary spending. The Budget cancels out the sequestration cuts which, if included, would have resulted […]

From ENS Resources: A Summary of the White House’s FY14 Budget Proposal

Please click the link below to read the ENS Resources’ special FY 14 budget report: ENS Resources FY 14 White House Budget Proposal Summary    

CEQA Working Group Coalition Notice: 9 Newspapers Call for CEQA Reform

San Francisco Chronicle, Bakersfield Californian and Seven Newspapers in the Los Angeles Newspaper Group all Editorialize Calling on Legislature to Reform CEQA     The San Francisco Chronicle, Bakersfield Californian and seven newspapers from the Los Angeles Newspaper Group including the Los Angeles Daily News, San Gabriel Valley Tribune, Long Beach Press-Telegram, Pasadena Star-News, Whittier Daily News, Torrance Daily […]

From the SF Chronicle: Two Editorials on CEQA Reform

..and, “CEQA changes offered by Weiner make sense,” April 8, 2013  

CEQA Working Group Coalition Notice

Another Example of CEQA Misuse:  Edward II Inn Affordable Housing, San Francisco  From the CEQA Working Group Coalition: Today we’ve released the tenth case study in our weekly series profiling examples of misuses of CEQA: Edward II Inn affordable housing in San Francisco. A nonprofit looked to renovate an existing building to provide up to […]

New Significance Standard for Greenhouse Gas Emissions Is Not New Information Triggering Supplemental CEQA Review

A Perkins Coie News Update In an opinion published on March 28, 2013, a California court of appeal answered three questions under the California Environmental Quality Act that the published decisions have not yet addressed:  What is the proper interpretation of the statutory exemption for housing projects that are consistent with a specific plan? How should […]

ACWA Board of Directors Discusses Water Bond Modifications, Approves Policy Principles on Headwaters

ACWA’s Board of Directors approved guidelines for modifying the 2014 water bond and adopted policy principles on managing California’s headwaters at a meeting last week in Sacramento.   The ACWA Board, already on record in support of the $11.14 billion water bond currently set for the November 2014 ballot, reconvened the California Water Finance Task […]

POLTICO NEWS EVENT for April 9, 2013

    Join us as POLITICO’s Chief   Economic Correspondent Ben White takes his daily newsletter live for the   first-ever Morning Money Breakfast Briefing featuring Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio).   When: April   9th; 8 a.m. Where: The   Newseum, Washington D.C. RSVP: CLICK   HERE Tweet your questions to #MorningMoney.

Notice of Opportunity to Comment

This announcement is to inform interested and affected parties of the State Water Resources Control Board’s (State Water Board) plan to consider amending the Policy for Implementing the Clean Water State Revolving Fund (Policy). Read the Notice Here  

A Message from the CEQA Working Group

Another Example of CEQA Misuse: Netflix Campus Expansion, Los Gatos   CEQA Working Group Coalition:   Today we’ve released the eighth case study in our weekly series profiling examples of misuses of CEQA: Netflix Campus Expansion, Los Gatos.   In 2011 the Los Gatos Business Park, LLC received approval to redevelop an old business park […]