Tom Steyer

View of counterfeit dollar notes seized by the Department of Criminology (Dirincri) during a presentation to the press in Lima on October 29, 2013. About four million dollars and 422 thousand Euros were seized by the Peruvian Police from a specialized criminal organization. AFP PHOTO/ERNESTO BENAVIDES (Photo credit should read ERNESTO BENAVIDES/AFP/Getty Images)

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?

02/18/2014

San Ardo oil fields in Monterey County. (CBS)

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.

12/16/2013

President Barack Obama disembarks from Air Force One at San Francisco International Airport on April 3, 2013. (Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama In Bay Area For Series Of Private Fundraisers

President Barack Obama arrived at San Francisco International Airport Wednesday evening for a quick fundraising trip to the Bay Area.

04/03/2013

California State Capitol in Sacramento (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

California Leaders Reunite For Green Jobs

A 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.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–03/27/2011

Low-energy LED light bulb (AP)

California Green Building Program Fuses Ecology And Economy

A 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.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–11/18/2010

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