Analyzing California’s Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund

California’s Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund (GGRF) is an important source of public funding to achieve the state’s climate and equity goals. Established in 2012, it generates on average about $3 billion each year for appropriation by the Legislature. The current main programs funded by the GGRF include High-Speed Rail and Affordable Housing and Sustainable Communities. […]

California Leads On The Environment

The 2017 legislative session came to a close in the predawn hours of September 16th with legislators  already touting it as the most progressive and productive session in memory. Indeed, the Legislature passed a number of high-profile bills that were framed as a direct response or a form of resistance to the actions of the […]

New Year, New Budget for California

Happy New Year from all of us at CSG! With the Legislature back in session and the Governor’s proposed 2016-17 state budget released last week, we are beginning to identify some key issues likely to come up in 2016. First, the Governor seems intent on continuing his efforts on climate change, focusing on the goals he […]