Critics say the state's dependence on solar and wind have made the power grid unreliable and overly expensive.
The Golden State has seen a rise in the number of new COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations.
It's great that Gov. Gavin Newsom is finally looking at costs and benefits. But don't kid yourself. None of it has anything to do with "science."
'We're All in Quarantine Now,' Says Andrew Cuomo, Who Two Days Ago Said That Was Out of the Question
New York's governor insists his edict "mandating that 100% of the workforce must stay home" is "not a shelter-in-place order."
But the underlying problems remain unaddressed.
That's not the comparison you want if you're a California governor. Newsom should spend more time dealing with the nuts-and-bolts of government and less time preening for the national stage.
Gavin Newsom, Supporter of Massive Gas Tax Hike, Demands Investigation of $4 per Gallon CA Gas Prices
The governor's request comes after the release of a report finding the state's taxes and regulations explain half of the higher prices Golden State motorists pay.
The bill would upend the gig economy.
Milton Friedman famously observed that "nothing is so permanent as a temporary government program." The rare demise of a government program, it seems, is temporary too.
The Golden State toys with bad fixes to its worsening housing affordability problems.
California Politicians Hiked Gas Tax, Now Demand Investigation Into State's $4 Per Gallon Gas Prices
What could possibly be increasing California's gas prices?