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February 15, 2011
by Allen Martin
CBS Channel 5, San Francisco


January 28, 2011
by Jonathan Edwards
Davis Enterprise

It wasn't all taxes, however. The group cut the amount of money California schools receive for each student per year, from $11,700 to $11,100. California ranks 34th in the nation in per-pupil spending, Henry said. Next 10 program director Sarah Henry told the group that California, unlike Alaska and Texas, doesn't tax companies for pumping oil. However, Ramos countered, California does tax refined petroleum products, like gasoline, "very heavily."

January 21, 2011
SustainableBusiness at Matter Network

"The green job data is significant because these jobs are growing in every region across the state, outpacing other vital sectors, and generating business across the supply chain," said F. Noel Perry, founder of Next 10. "There are very few business sectors in a state as large as California that employ people across every region. The emergence of this vibrant Core Green Economy can be attributed to California's history of innovation, as well as our forward-looking energy and energy efficiency policies."

January 19, 2011
by Rick Daysog
The Sacramento Bee

After doubling over the past 15 years, job growth in Sacramento's green sector was flat in 2009, according to a new study. But San Francisco-based Next 10, which released the report, said the local region continues to be a leader in the state's rapidly expanding green economy and is well-positioned for further growth. "The (Sacramento) region has a tremendous foundation for the future," said F. Noel Perry, Next 10's founder.

January 19, 2011
by David Baker
San Francisco Chronicle


The report, from the Next 10 public policy group, found that the number of green jobs in the state grew 3 percent between January 2008 and January 2009, reaching 174,000 despite the deepening financial crisis. Employment throughout the California economy rose less than 1 percent.


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