California measure fails to create green jobs

by JULIA HOROWITZ |  |  published on August 18, 2015

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Three years after California voters passed a ballot measure to raise taxes on corporations and generate clean energy jobs by funding energy-efficiency projects in schools, barely one-tenth of the promised jobs have been created, and the state has no comprehensive list to show how much work has been done or how much energy has been saved.

Money is trickling in at a slower-than-anticipated rate, and more than half of the $297 million given to schools so far has gone to consultants and energy auditors. The board created to oversee the project and submit annual progress reports to the Legislature has never met, according to a review by The Associated Press.

Voters in 2012 approved the Clean Energy Jobs Act by a large margin, closing a tax loophole for multistate corporations. The Legislature decided to send half the money to fund clean energy projects in schools, promising to generate more than 11,000 jobs each year.

  • Tex Irvin

    It was a liberal fantasy that would never have worked like most of their ideas

  • JRW40113

    Progressive government at its best. When confronted with the truth lie and obfuscate.

  • teaman

    Surprise, surprise Californication does it again. Isn’t it wonderful that we have such a big state that is driven by stupidity!!! A state where perversion is championed over any kind of morality. A state where all ILLEGALS are welcomed, protected, clothed, housed, and fed at taxpayer expense. A state that gives ILLEGALS drivers licenses and the right to vote(or vote without the right to do so). A state that will, for a certain sum of money under the table, will give anybody a CDL drivers license(no testing or qualifying). But, of course, the reason it is driven by stupidity, it is in the control of dummycrats!

  • Patriot1955

    What a sad sad state of affairs. A beautiful state and one that was a trend setter has turned into a third world dictatorship. When are the people going to rise up and stop the madness.

    • jerry

      Too many illegals voting here.
      The problem won’t be fixed until they’re sent back to where they came from.

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