Silicon Valley venture capitalists have been investing in cleantech companies for more than a decade.
Now, an uptick in funding from some of the biggest names in business - think Berkshire Hathaway and Google - are helping to diversify and expand California's cleantech industry, according to a new report by San Francisco based think tank Next 10.
Don't mean to brag, but I put California $9.9 billion in the black yesterday. No need for a medal or anything — happy to help.
In truth, I did this just on paper — or, rather, online. This week, a nonpartisan group launches an interactive budget simulator that lets anyone make choices to balance the state's income and expenditures.
For the first time in years, California’s budget process this year will not be focused on solutions for closing massive budget shortfalls, but on decisions that will affect the state’s future.
Now, the state’s citizens can dabble in budget making with an online tool offered by nonprofit, nonpartisan Next 10 of Oakland.
Are you fascinated by California’s budget? Or maybe you’re frustrated with how your tax dollars are spent and want control over state funding?
A website by Next 10, a non-partisan group focused on state issues and civic involvement, aims to educate the public about budget matters while giving them a voice in how their money is allocated.
SACRAMENTO -- For eight years, a San Francisco-based nonprofit called Next 10 has created an online simulation where users can try to balance California's budget.
This year's version may be the easiest one yet.
“This is the first year in many years where we’re not starting out with a huge deficit," said F. Noel Perry, the venture capitalist who founded Next 10. The organization, entering its 10th year, examines financial, economic and environmental issues in California.