For those of you not aware – in 2018 the Democrat Party will accomplish another one of their social engineering goals. Electricity rates will basically double statewide as the State Changes to a 2 Tier Electrical Rating System.
I recently received a notice that my water rates are going up 16% and sewer rates 14% over the next two years. The notice was clear that the rate increase was due to state mandates.
This is the psychosis of Sacramento where tin-horn demagogues like Kevin De Leon (who has illegal alien family members here in California) and Ricardo Lara are in a pitched battle to see who can get the crown for the worst bill in State History passed.
Kevin De Leon has decided to go for broke with a bill mandating 100% Renewable Energy in California by 2050. Renewable energy is stuff like Solar and Wind Power. Solar Panels wear out in 5-10 years, Wind turbines break frequently (and GASP! kill birds) and both methods are subject to the weather. Note – Dams that let water run over turbines do not count.
CA residential electricity costs an average of 42.3% more per kWh than the national average. CA commercial rates are 51.8% higher. For industrial use, CA electricity is an astonishing 93.6% higher than the national average (July, 2016). The difference is growing between CA and the national average.
Another thing that is absurdly expensive in California? Housing. Thanks to people like Victor Bekhet, Sierra Watch and others that file CEQA lawsuits to thwart development and of course the psychos in Sacramento, there is amazingly a housing crisis in California despite the mass exodus of people. California has 38% of the Welfare cases in America and apparently, the dependent class has nowhere to live. Read more here.
The 2017-18 Governor’s Budget detailed Brown’s intention of phasing out the Middle Class Scholarship program, which assists students who come from households with a combined income of $156,000 or less with 40 per cent of their tuition costs.
But not getting cut is the funding for illegal alien DREAMers. This is where the California Left is.
Paul Golaszewski, Principal Fiscal & Policy Analyst for the LAO, told Campus Reform that the DREAM Act is going to cost California taxpayers $88.6 million in fiscal year 2017/18.
The total savings from screwing the middle class citizens? $111 Million. Total.
The state is $2 Billion in the hole still. Read the article here.
The State of CA is taking steps to make sure all the regulations Donald Trump is rolling back get re-encoded in State Law. Apparently, those in Charge of California want to have over 50% of the welfare cases in this state.
Introduced into the California Senate by Senate leader Kevin de Leon and Henry Stern, SB 49 is designed to protect California if there are rollbacks of major federal environmental laws such as the Clean Water Act, the Clean Air Act, the Endangered Species Act and the Safe Drinking Water Act by making current standards enforceable as baselines under state law.
Why am I not surprised to see Kevin De Leon as the author of this?