SACRAMENTO — Gov. Jerry Brown spoke only two sentences about streamlining environmental regulations in his State of the State address. But they inspired reformers to cheer.
After adding jobs at a steady clip through most of last year, California’s employment engine lost steam in December as employers reduced payrolls by 17,500 net positions.
Federal officials awarded California’s new health insurance exchange a $674-million grant, providing money for a crucial marketing campaign aimed at millions of uninsured consumers.
California’s labor market slowed last month as employers shed 17,500 jobs in December and the unemployment rate remained unchanged.
California’s median home price struck a four-year high for a December, indicating housing will probably continue to mend in the new year.
The shutdown of a 102-year-old California manufacturing company points to a major flaw in California’s industrial development policy:
An early environmental leader as California’s governor nearly four decades ago, Jerry Brown is now easing restrictions for oil companies and talking about overhauling the state’s landmark environmental law to boost the economy.