Articles Tagged With ‘Economic policy’




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Post Diablo suggestions lacking

Gordon Mullin

OPINION by GORDON MULLIN After reading the extensive opinion piece by the Tribune’s editorial board, “Seeking economic help post-Diablo Canyon,” I was struck not so much with the suggestions proffered but by the absence of any proposals that will, in... (Continue reading)

SLO City manager and attorney to get bonuses

SLO City Manager Katie Lichtig

By KAREN VELIE San Luis Obispo City staff is recommending the council vote Tuesday to give City Manager Katie Lichtig and City Attorney Christine Dietrick $5,000 retention bonuses, Dietrick’s fifth bonus or raise in five years. Staff based the requests... (Continue reading)

California to adopt $15 minimum wage

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Gov. Jerry Brown announced Monday that California lawmakers have struck a deal to raise the state’s minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2022. Yearly minimum wage hikes will begin in 2017. [CBS News] California currently has a $10 minimum... (Continue reading)

What is it I don’t understand about American people?

Chas Smit

OPINION by CHAS SMIT I am born Dutch and have lived in California since 1987. As a child, I always looked up to America and someday I wished I would live there. From day one I learned this is not... (Continue reading)

Monning calls for economic study on closing Diablo Canyon

Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant

State Sen. Bill Monning (D-Carmel) has introduced a bill that would require officials to begin planning for the economic repercussions of closing the Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant. Diablo Canyon’s current licenses expire in 2024 and 2025. While PG&E is... (Continue reading)

Former Countrywide CEO developing in Templeton

The former CEO of the largest mortgage lender in the United States has moved to the Central Coast and is currently working on building a retail and office building in Templeton. Four years ago, former Countrywide Financial Corp. founder Angilo... (Continue reading)

SLO economic agency does not support local business

OPINION BY JOHN EWAN Last fall, in three months’ time, the Economic Vitality Corporation of San Luis Obispo (EVC), raised over $100,000.00 in fees from SLO county residents installing photovoltaic systems. The EVC gave ¾ of this money, $78,000.00, to... (Continue reading)

California governor supports $10 minimum wage

California Governor Jerry Brown announced Wednesday that he supports a bill in the legislature to raise the state’s minimum wage to $10 an hour. [Huffington Post] “The minimum wage has not kept pace with rising costs,” Brown said in a... (Continue reading)

SLO Water Politics vs. The Geopolitics of Food and Water`

OPINION by ALEX ALEXIEV On Aug. 27, SLO county supervisors Bruce Gibson and Adam Hill will try to push through an “emergency” ordinance to deal with the purported ground water depletion in the Paso Robles water basin. `According to existing statutes, to... (Continue reading)

Gov. Brown signs business incentive bill

Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation on Thursday revamping an economic program in an effort to encourage manufacturing and job growth in California. [MercuryNews] Brown initially objected to continuing the business incentives calling the program outdated and inefficient but later compromise... (Continue reading)



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