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August 3, 2017
by Andrea Bernstein
89.3 KPCC

California's clean energy programs, including cap-and-trade, have helped the Inland Empire's economy more than they've hurt — that's the conclusion of a new study from UC Berkeley and the public policy organization Next 10. The state's cap-and-trade program aims to reduce carbon emissions over time by giving polluters, primarily oil refineries and power utilities, an incentive to reduce their emissions. Those companies buy and trade allowances to emit carbon. Money from the program goes into a special fund that pays for transportation, environmental and housing projects.

July 12, 2017
by Ethan Elkind, Betony Jones and F. Noel Perry
Daily Bulletin

California legislators are on the verge of voting whether or not to extend the state’s cap-and-trade program — one of the policies critical to meeting the state’s long-term climate change goals. As they debate the measures, they should be aware of the economic and job impacts of cap and trade in the state’s most environmentally and economically challenged regions.

May 1, 2017
by Melanie Curry
Streetsblog Cal

A new report from Next 10 got a lot of press last week. Its basic premise bears repeating: raising the gas tax is not a long-term solution for funding California transportation.

S.B. 1, which the governor signed on Friday, is a significant and historic achievement, one that until a few years ago many believed was impossible. The measure will raise $5.2 billion in much-needed revenue for roads and transit over the next ten years, largely by raising gas taxes and vehicle registration fees.

April 25, 2017

Spray paint marks a street where repairs will be made on April 25, 2017 in San Francisco, California. According to a analysis brief commissioned by the nonprofit nonpartisan organization Next 10 and prepared by Beacon Economics, California has some of the worst roads in the United States with over two-thirds of the StateÕs roads in poor shape. Newly passed transportation funding bill SB 1 will raise California's gas tax by 12 cents and is expected to bring in $52.4 billion in revenue over a the next decade to be used to repair and maintain roads in the State.

April 25, 2017
Bay City News Service

A report released Monday by a San Francisco nonprofit says that while new state legislation provides billions for California’s roads, the money won’t be enough to maintain the state’s roads long term.

Officials with the nonprofit Next 10 released “Beyond the Gas Tax: Funding California Transportation in the 21st Century” explaining how Senate Bill 1 is a good start but more money is needed.

“We think it’s a very, very good first step,” Next 10 founder F. Noel Perry said.

But the state needs $9.8 billion more each year, Perry said.


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