Proposed Ballot Measure Would Triple California’s Tobacco TaxAnti-smoking advocates have collected enough signatures for a ballot measure to raise California's cigarette tax by $2 per pack.
Bay Area Billionaire Environmentalist Battling 2016 GOP Hopefuls By Outing Them On Climate ChangeA Bay Area billionaire environmentalist hopes to put GOP White House hopefuls on the climate-change "hot seat," and give the Koch Brothers a run for their money.
Billionaire Tom Steyer Not Running In Race To Succeed Senator BoxerBillionaire climate activist Tom Steyer says he will not enter the race to succeed California Sen. Barbara Boxer.
Who Could Run To Succeed U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer In 2016?Start up the political rumor mill, as U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer has announced she will not seek a fifth term next year.
Phil Matier: Tom Steyer’s Big-Dollar Democracy Phil Matier looks at the shift in politics on both sides of the aisle where large amounts of money are coming in from individuals with very specific agendas, but asks— is this Democracy?
Billionaire Environmentalist To Push California Lawmakers For Oil Tax Billionaire environmentalist Tom Steyer said Monday that he will launch a campaign next year urging California lawmakers to approve taxes on companies that extract oil in the state.
Obama In Bay Area For Series Of Private FundraisersPresident Barack Obama arrived at San Francisco International Airport Wednesday evening for a quick fundraising trip to the Bay Area.
California Leaders Reunite For Green JobsA bi-partisan group that helped defeat Proposition 23 last November is once again coming together to ensure that California's global warming laws are working.
California Green Building Program Fuses Ecology And EconomyA billionaire hedge fund manager who helped defeat Proposition 23 is bankrolling a program to teach electricians and contractors how to install more energy efficient lighting.