Against the backdrop of an impotent state legislature and a growing awareness of the predatory nature of payday lenders, local governments have had to pick up the slack and adopt laws to stifle the industry.
Remember when broadcast television was the only game in town? Rooftop antennas and three major networks. If you prefer that over the entertainment options today, you're living in the past—similar to those who continue to resist innovation in our public schools.
Pat Meyering, the Sunnyvale city councilman who’s target of a recall effort, has repeatedly accused his colleagues of enriching themselves on the public dime. In reality, Meyering takes home the second-highest compensation of anyone on the council.
Future droughts will become increasingly frequent and severe, according to climate predictions. Officials are so concerned about the current shortage that many are now looking for new sources of water, including the use of treated sewage discharge for—gulp—drinking water.