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Battling climate change

Posted: October 7th, 2016 | Columnists, Featured, Notes from Toni | No Comments

By Toni G. Atkins | Notes from Toni When I boarded a plane bound for Paris in late November 2015, where I would participate in an international climate-change summit, my pride was still fresh from the Legislature recently passing Senate Bill 350, which expanded renewable energy and increased energy efficiency. However, we still had work to […]

Wage increases good for all

Posted: May 6th, 2016 | Columnists, Featured, Notes from Toni | 1 Comment

By Toni G. Atkins | Notes from Toni Last month, some observers remarked that the new minimum wage in California went from idea to legislation to law with lightning-fast speed. But really, the wave that crested with the bill signing had been swelling for quite some time, as activists, union groups, and just plain regular working […]