Recap & Trade: How Valley Legislators Voted

Governor Jerry Brown pushed hard for a Cap & Trade extension and thanks to approval from both chambers of the legislature, he will get it. Monday night (July 17), the state Senate approved AB 398 (28-12) and companion bill AB 617 (27-13). Then, the Asse...

Cleaner Air or Over-Regulation?

It’s a plan to expand a state program that is supposed to clean up the air. The current Cap & Trade program is supposed to expire in 2020. But, leaders in Sacramento, led by Governor Jerry Brown (D) want...

Tate Hill, part 2: PLAs, Where to Spend $70M

In part two of GV Wire's conversation with Fresno council candidate Tate Hill, we talk about his thoughts on project labor agreements and how $70 million in Cap & Trade funds should be spent in the city? ...

New Rules on Spending $70M in Fresno Released

The path to spend $70 million in Fresno was made a little clearer. The Strategic Growth Council (SGC), the state agency in charge of distributing the money raised by state Cap & Trade funds, released its latest guidelines on how communities can apply for t...

How to Spend $70M in Fresno

Receiving government money is never a quick and easy process. Take the $70 million in Cap & Trade funds granted to the City of Fresno. The law (AB 2722) was signed into law in September 2016 with a big cere...

How to spend $70 Million in Fresno

The city of Fresno is ready to receive its largest grant in history- $70 million. The debate on how to spend it is just starting. Wednesday night (February 15), the state agency in charge of distributing th...

Next steps for Fresno’s $70 million

The next step for Fresno collecting $70 million in state funds happened today (February 9) in Sacramento. The board of the Strategic Growth Council (SGC) handed over the duties to administer the program to yet another state agency. At Thursday’s monthly...