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"california public utilities commission" Discussed on KZSC 88.1 FM Santa Cruz
"Provided dwellings and go to and from the fields in grower supplied transportation. California's solar advocacy groups. That beat back legislation that would have made rooftop solar systems more expensive, A warning about a similar proposal that is on tomorrow's agenda of the California Public Utilities Commission. Just an Potter has the story. Groups working to battle climate change warned that rooftop solar and energy efficiency programs could be in big trouble. If the California Public Utilities Commission votes tomorrow to revamp the way the agency evaluates them. The groups claim that changes to what's known as the avoided cost calculator will cut the value of rooftop solar in half, and they worry this could lead to a cut in reimbursements or extra fees for families who install rooftop solar panels. Laura Niche who heads the nonprofit 3 50 Bay Area, thanks Could be the beginning of the end for small scale solar. When homeowners are not adequately compensated, they will stop putting solar on the roof, which will diminish the amount of relatively cheap distributed energy and eliminate the benefits of that, from the grid of the future they avoided cost calculator is used to evaluate the costs and benefits of any given programme. The commission normally only allows big changes in even numbered years. This proposal is on the consent calendar, with no debate and opponents one it pulled from the agenda. Last week, the state's three biggest utilities sent a letter to the commission, arguing the proposed changes are minor and warranted, and that they'd allow for more accurate projections. Niche believes the utilities want these changes because they favor large scale solar projects. Bring a guaranteed rate of return. They're doing what they're being incented to do, and they are fighting against these much smaller distributed projects because they do not benefit from it directly. Laura Diane is with Environment California, a group that just published a report on rooftop solar. She argues that the state needs to protect net metering programmes not put up. Roadblocks were living with the consequences of global warming right now. And so getting to 100% renewable energy future has to happen as fast as.
"california public utilities commission" Discussed on Heartland Newsfeed Radio Network
"The program formerly known as food stamps by fifteen percent, as was done during the most recent recession, which saw some forty thousand Colorado children fall into poverty. Colorado could also see a half. Million New People Enroll in Medicaid this year because of the loss of employer-based coverage. I'm Eric Gladys. And this story may have got lost in the sauce, but t mobile merged with sprint a few months ago. It's already begging off of some of its promises, and that raises alarms with workers. Advocates win the California Public Utilities Commission, approved the merger in mid. April t mobile promised to create a thousand jobs in California and roll out a five G. Network in four years now it's laying people off and says the five G. Network will take at least two years longer blaming. Blaming covid nineteen Frank Arce with the communications. Workers of America says the company's Pre merger pitch was untrue. You just was to me very much a bait and switch you. Let us manage. We're going to bring so many jobs to California especially in those neighborhoods where it's really needed the union, which does not represent T. mobile sprint workers opposed the merger at the CPU. See hearing in two thousand eighteen and predicted the merger would result in a loss of thirty thousand jobs nationwide. I'M SUZANNE POTTER IN ITS FILING. The company says the COVID. Nineteen crisis makes the imposition of a mandate to create additional jobs infeasible awarded. The CPU see will consider the proposal expected to issue a ruling sometime later this year. This.
"california public utilities commission" Discussed on Heartland Newsfeed Radio Network
"It's time to increase benefits for snap the program formerly known as food stamps by fifteen percent, as was done during the most recent recession, which saw some forty thousand Colorado children fall into, Poverty Colorado could also see a half. Million New People Enroll in Medicaid this year because of the loss of employer-based coverage I'm Eric Gladys. And this story may have got lost in the sauce, but t mobile merge with sprint a few months ago. It's already begging off of some of its promises, and that raises alarms with workers advocates. When the California Public Utilities Commission approved the merger in mid April t mobile promised to create a thousand jobs in California and roll out a five G. Network in four years. Now it's laying people off and says the five G. Network will take at least two years longer. Longer blaming covid nineteen Frank Arce with the communications, workers of America says the company's Pre merger pitch was untrue. You just was to me very much a Bayton. Switch you US merge. We're going to bring so many jobs to California, especially in those neighborhoods where it's really needed the union, which does not represent T. mobile sprint workers opposed the merger at the CPU. See hearing in two, thousand eighteen, and predicted the merger would result in a loss of thirty thousand jobs nationwide. I'M SUZANNE POTTER IT IS FILING The company, said the COVID, nineteen crisis makes the imposition of a mandate to create additional jobs, infeasible and unwarranted. The CPU. Sydor the proposal expected to issue a ruling sometime later this year. This is.
"california public utilities commission" Discussed on KQED Radio
"Sparked by their equipment. Today's vote follows two years of catastrophic blazes across the state most caused by things like down power lines and exploding. Transformers K cuties. Dan Brekke followed today's vote by the California Public utilities commission and Dan, a key part of the plan pass today was to approve these guidelines for how the states big utilities, including PG any can shut off their power when fire danger is. Hi, how are they going to decide when to do, this was an interesting thing? The companies themselves are solely responsible for deciding when the shutoff are necessary. So how do they do that? They take those national weather service warnings like a red flag warning plug in their own information. And then they try to look at where power lines are most vulnerable. Title and based on all that, then they may decide in really extreme circumstances to take the power down. So there couple of big concerns about this practice of shutting off the power and one comes from people with disabilities in those rely on critical medical equipment. What is this policy mean for these residents well, puts these folks in real bind because as you say, some of them are reliant things like dialysis machines or respirators or system to recharge their wheelchairs, or something like that. And if the power goes down the results are predictable. None of that stuff works. This is an issue that as this plan is rolled out is going to get a lot of attention, and we'll probably actually see action in the legislature about this, and what will it mean for first responders, because they need power when there's emergency like wildfires, and there's a whole range of unintended consequences that can happen with the power goes down communication systems can be disrupted your water system, which. If you need to fight a fire might be taken down. So what the CPC decision power. Shut off says is that you need massive and redundant communication, with every public safety in emergency agency in the state of from the California, office of emergency services down to the local fire department to make sure that everybody knows, as far in advance as possible up to seventy two hours that you're even thinking about shutting down power, and when they do shut off power. What kind of geography? Are we talking about here? What swath of territory. Well, I mean, this has got a lot of attention because the power shut off set of happened over the past couple of years when the become more frequent have been very limited. Now PG is talking about taking down transmission lines. These are the big high voltage lines, see strung through towers, now if they take down transmission lines PG, any has warned people that. Not just these high threat. Fire districts up in the foothills, anybody, impeaching service area could be affected. The CPU. See also today approved PG knees wildfire safety plan.
"california public utilities commission" Discussed on KQED Radio
"Email forum dot org or go to our website and post any questions or comments, there, kicking me dot org slash forum or tweet us. Our Twitter handle is at forum. Comprehensive community welfare, safety program that PGN is talking about getting well all the utilities all the electrical utilities in the state have been required under a Bill passed by the legislature last year to file wildfire mitigation plans with the California Public utilities commission and the three. Big investor owned utilities PGA Southern California, Edison, and San Diego gas and electric have all filed those, those originally filed in, in February, and they've been refined, some sense than and the CPU see itself is supposed to give it sign off to those later this month. So yes, those plans involve everything from what the companies are calling situational awareness, creating weather, networks and other means of detecting wildfires early to what they call public safety power shut offs, which would be preemptively, cutting power. To certain communities in periods of extremely high fire danger. That's something by the way, that San Diego gas and electric started more than ten years ago and apparently has been very successful in heading off catastrophic fires of PG, any and Southern California, Edison did it last year for the first time and have promised expanded shutoff, six year if there's really dangerous conditions. Well, we have some blackouts through the summer. Well, that's, that's what could happen with these with these power shut off. So PG any had a very limited program last year. And they changed that in, in response largely to the circumstances around the campfire the transmission line that was involved. There is a hundred fifteen kilovolt wine called the caribou Palermo power line and. PG and he didn't turn it off even though there were red flag fire conditions and their weather stations in the area showed very gusty winds extremely low humidity and high temperatures and so they were classic very dangerous fire conditions, but PG, and he didn't turn off the lines. Why is policy was not to turn off these major transmission lines because it requires more coordination and infects the wider area now this year PG and E says all of its territory, all of its territory, five point four million customers that would include right here in the bay area could be affected by power shut off this year. Again, with us in studio, and Frank with Assan phones. Join us you're on the air. Good morning..
"california public utilities commission" Discussed on KQED Radio
"Email forum at kick USD dot org, or go to our website and post any questions or comments there, you dot org slash forum or tweet us. Our Twitter handle is at forum. This is a comprehensive community wildfire safety program. The PGA is talking about getting well all the utilities all the electrical utilities in the state have been required under a Bill passed by the legislature last year to file wildfire mitigation plans with the California Public utilities commission and the three. Big investor owned utilities PGA Southern California, Edison, and San Diego gas and electric have all filed those, those were originally filed in, in February, and they've been refined some since then, and the CPU see itself is supposed to give it sign off to those later this month. So yes, those plans involve everything from what the companies are calling situational awareness, creating weather, networks and other means of detecting wildfires early to what they call public safety power shut offs, which would be preemptively, cutting power. To certain communities went in, in periods of extremely high fire danger. That's something by the way, that San Diego gas and electric started more than ten years ago and apparently has been very successful in heading off catastrophic fires of PG, any and Southern California Edison did it last year for the first time and have promised expanded shut offs this year if there's really dangerous conditions. Well, we may have some blackouts this summer. Well, that's, that's what could happen with these with these power shut off. So PG and he had a very limited program last year, and they changed that in, in response largely to the circumstances around the campfire the transmission line that was involved. There is a one hundred fifteen kilovolt line called the caribou Palermo power line and. PG and he didn't turn it off even though there were red flag fire conditions and their weather stations in the area showed, you know, very gusty winds extremely low humidity and high temperatures and so they were classic very dangerous fire conditions, but PG, and he didn't turn off the lines. Why is policy was not to turn off these major transmission lines because it requires more coordination and infects a wider area now this year PG and he says, all of its territory, all of its territory, five point four million customers, that would include right here in the bay area could be affected by power shut offs this year. Again, Becky with us in studio, and Frank with a son phones, fine. Join us you're on the air. Good morning..
"california public utilities commission" Discussed on KQED Radio
"Campfire lawsuits from the twenty seventeen wildfires, and it's January bankruptcy filing. Steven Weissman joins us to discuss what this profit loss might mean. For ratepayers. He's utility expert at UC Berkeley at a former administrative law judge at the California Public utilities commission. I guess first off probably no one is surprised that PG would have a drop in earnings. But did you expect this big of a drop? It was really good going to depend very much on what the company decided to set its. Priorities to -ccomplish, and and so one potential outcome was as we've seen that they actually have been taking some of the net revenue said available in the short run. And if used to try to get on top of its efforts to stiffen up the system to help prevent future welfare. So this is not not entirely surprising outcome. What do you think this might mean for electric rates, we pay? The letter is really don't have any particular direct impact on rates if the company was collecting a enormous amount of net revenue that might put downward pressure on rates. I think the company is indicating right now that it's spending money where it can it's trying to preserve. Some net earnings to help reassure investors. But it'll probably use this as further argument for why it should be granted the rate increases currently requesting. Do you think that there needs to be some fundamental changes? And and if so what do you think needs to become contemplated here where we're going to have a very big challenge with the wildfire costs. If we continue to have the types of losses that we suffered over the last two years money has to come from somewhere. It's gotta come from utility ratepayers shareholders or come form of higher insurance premiums higher taxes or uncovered losses if their people a future wildfires. There's a tremendous amount of economic liabilities state from I'm going wildfires. And so there's really no alternative no acceptable alternative to finding a way to reduce your city of wildfires. And what do you think of governor? Newsome's ideas, thus far he's right now working on thirty five projects across the state to mitigate wildfire risk with courage to see the the wildfire risk reduction strategy becoming a much higher budget priority for the state. These projects are all moving in the right direction. However, frankly, I don't think there enough. I think what we're going to need to have some kind of of standards established by the state and enforced by the state that apply to all people who manage property, whether it's local governments the state itself or private citizens standards. That will ensure that that everybody will be taking the steps they can take to reduce the intensity of what wildfire feeding fuels on their land. And if not face some liabilities from from having failed to do so. Okay. Thank you, so much pleasure. Steven Weissman is utility expert at UC Berkeley. And a former administrative law judge at the California Public utilities commission. And I'm Tara Siler KT news support for K Q E D comes from the corporation for public broadcasting and San Jose center for the performing arts presenting national geographic's symphony for our world,.
"california public utilities commission" Discussed on KDWN 720AM
"PG nina. Other utilities were required. To file the wildfire prevention plans with the California Public utilities commission. Now, speaking PG a gas explosion in San Francisco shot a tower of flames into the sky and bird five buildings including one of the city's popular restaurants before firefighters brought that blaze under control. There were no injuries. Just amazing. Wednesday's explosion and fire sent panicked residents and workers in cities inner Richmond neighborhood into the streets at utility PG. And E Senate took more than two hours to shut off the gas because crews had the hand dig underground to turn it off. We have behind essay third alarm fire declared. Eighteen. Fire gas explosion. Believed to be. Well, here's these fiber optic for street. So what you see is open happiness. Trying to stop that gas leak time here we'd be declared evacuations and checked every building around the perimeter block radius. There's nothing. Within distance block radius. No injuries to report a right near the same. They're all president town for no interest at this time, still very active. The bathroom. Over the hill. Here you're coming home. I heard it much because he's in the bathroom heard more and more and more sirens. Check it out come here. Fifty foot flames fire trucks lining up. It's a little disheartening. The main runs under my story where my children they have. And if it gets like, this really sure how to turn it off PGN east.
"california public utilities commission" Discussed on MarketFoolery
"I think you're obviously, you're not happy with the past twelve months, and at this point, you're probably crossing your fingers, hoping okay? Can we now that we've learned the lesson of drastically overpaying? For media properties. Can we stick to our knitting? Can we ring whatever value there is? And I would say that there's some I don't know what the value is. But there's some value to the Sean tent there. But just please. Can we stick to our new day? We not do that anymore. Yeah. And so in subsequent news, Verizon files is just said that they've come to an agreement with Disney. Disney won't be blacked out on on fire. I believe that was nationwide, but it may have been on a property buy property basis either way that was going to be a fairly bad scene for both of the companies as well as I you know, as as well as for subscribers. So yeah, Verizon is is what it is. A it is a large, you know, behemoth company that has huge capital expenses that come up from time to time because networks require not just maintenance upgrading. We're gonna get to another mobile phone giant in a minute. But first, let's check in on the PG. Leonie saga the California utility filed for chapter eleven bankruptcy protection. Shares a PG e up seventeen percent when we walked in the studio. Am I supposed to put this on my watchlist? Now, we've talked before about how look this utility it can't just go away. Right. But. Right. You just assumed it was going to reappear in some form that maybe was completely removed from the public markets. Now, am I am. I now supposed to think. Oh, well, maybe there's not just a future for this utility. But a future for investing in this utility. Oh, yeah. Absolutely. So utilities. You're so weird. Like, if you if you produce a product, and it for example, catches on fire, and you get sued for it. And you don't have money to cover. It you go out of business in that fire producing product doesn't get produced anymore. You can't do that with utilities. You can't say, well, you know, electric city caused the electricity or the production of jersey caused these fires northern California companies going out of business. Let's just produce. No more electric St. northern California. There's your solution. What's going to happen? So there were fires in twenty seventeen. And there was and the California legislature, the California Public utilities commission. Excuse me, passed a ruling that allows the utilities to pass on the costs of the liabilities for such events onto rate holders. So. You know, good thing that they did too. Because you know, otherwise, we would have an enormous financial issue with with PG knee. So yes, it's going bankrupt. It has sufficient assets to cover its cash liabilities. It's going to come out of bankruptcy restructured. The equity will in all likelihood have some value. The bonds were trading at eighty five cents on the dollar earlier. I think that they will rally what you have now in this place is a plan. Are you interested? No, no. Because here's the thing. It is going to become much more expensive to produce electricity in this country for a couple of reasons one because the slightest changing, and we can argue over whether pre you know, what we can argue over global warming a little bit but utilities are having to respond, right? They're having to change their slate. The cheapest forms of energy coal net. Gas oil are being ramped down other forms are being ramped up. But also these types of liabilities are popping up a lot more as well. And you could say that it's because of climate change you could also say because it's a change in how people live the town called paradise. Which is where the fires were where the most damage was where the houses were destroyed was probably not something that really would have existed in the same form even forty years ago. It was largely a retirement community people as change vice style. Went up and lived in the woods. Right. And so no, I don't I don't find utilities to be very exciting investment because they will be boring until they are exciting in the exact wrong way..
"california public utilities commission" Discussed on KDWN 720AM
"One other matter we had a very strong tough budget. Coming out to hold down. Spending presents talked about this at least five percent reduction in the non-defense accounts across the board. And I think that's going to help. And then finally my own very has always been. Economic growth is absolutely essential to reducing the deficit share a GDP, which is the burden on the economy. And if you look at our numbers, which are moving somewhat, but not enormously we anticipated a much lower deficit share of GDP. Meanwhile, partial government shutdowns possible again next month. That's when funding for many agencies runs out February fifteenth under these short term deal reached Friday, the National Transportation Safety board says the government shutdown update from sending investigators to twenty two accidents involving thirty deaths. The agency says it will now begin those probes. But evidence may have been lost that could prevent finding a cause. And of course, the TSP determines the cause of transportation accidents and makes recommendations to prevent them. It had to furlough three hundred sixty seven of three hundred ninety seven employees of the accidents included fifteen involving aircraft that caused twenty one deaths. Two on railroads, resulting in two deaths and to highway crashes one of which killed seven people. The NTSB said it couldn't evaluate six other accidents to figure out if it should send investigators at the crash that killed seven people occurred. January third on I seventy five near Gainesville, Florida. California regulators have approved a measure allowing the nation's largest utility Pacific Gas and electric to immediately obtain credit and loans while the companies under chapter eleven bankruptcy protection. The California Public utilities commission approved the motion data rockets last minute meeting Monday over the chance of protesters yelling. Shame on.
"california public utilities commission" Discussed on KMJ NOW
"Situation they have now soldiers are under pressure. I'll tell you about that. When we come back. We get back on the military situation. And then we'll talk about the world save to the UK and being led by one Gardo. Don't give the gold all the gold is the UK most of the gold that Venezuela has and nNcholas Maduro is saying I want the golden I want the gold now and the world is saying don't do it. It's all coming up after news update on cable J list hurt. I swear. Cares. A knee are slipping today. Erasing gains as much as twenty percent of the California Public utilities commission said it's holding an emergency commission meeting this afternoon. One day ahead of when the utility could file for bankruptcy amid mounting liabilities. Over the recent campfire overall Wall Street began the week in red correspondent Steve Kastenbaum has more. The Dow Jones industrial average lost more than three hundred and fifty points within minutes of the opening bell stock prices are once again being dragged down by the slowing economy in China Construction equipment maker Caterpillar lowered its forecast for earnings in twenty nineteen chipmaker video issued an alert to its stockholders that earnings for the fourth quarter of two thousand eighteen would fall short of expectations. And over to Wall Street, the Dow currently two hundred eighty three points off it's eleven thirty one at KM J valley weather right now, mostly cloudy, fifty five at Radio City, sunny and mild though this afternoon, a high of sixty five we'll see some dense fog late..
"california public utilities commission" Discussed on News 96.5 WDBO
"Five WDBO. Go ahead and kick into some headlines. Let's do that. And now all of the news. You would probably miss it's time for data's quickfire. Well, well, well, so we're gonna talk about this in a little bit of judge rules that cops in the schools had no duty to protect students in a parkland lawsuit. This echoes Gonzalez's via Castlerock, which stated that police don't have the legal obligation to defend or protect your life. Federal judge yesterday ruled that Broward County schools in the sheriff's office. We're not legally obligated to protect her shield students in the shooting that occurred at Margaret's Sherman Douglas high school that was what I mean. That's what they were going for. But the judge sided with Scott Peterson one of the defendants who were saying essentially that he didn't really there wasn't really his responsibility. Wow. I don't know if they're going to appeal that are what? But that seems. Wow. I mean, see this is why good people want to empower themselves to carry because we're always told by the anti-gun folks that well, you don't need a gun because law enforcement, protect your life. Really? California utilities panel, Kansas. The tech the text tax vote after the after FC that they were going to vote on for FCC, the California Public utilities commission announced it is canceling its text tax, which is to say after the FCC said that you're you're literally texting information distribution. That's what you're doing. They said that at that. She had a December twelfth ruling saying that texting isn't information of telecommunications service. Yeah. Also, Egypt unearthed, the tomb of an ancient Greece very exceptionally well preserved I mean by well preserved all the stuff on the wall has the original coloring on it and everything like all the colors were preserved everything.
"california public utilities commission" Discussed on NewsRadio KFBK
"PGA officials say equipment with bullet holes and damaged power lines were found near where the Butte county fire. The campfire is believed to have started in a letter sent to the California Public utilities commission. PGA officials say an employee observed a fire in the vicinity of one of the companies towers and called nine eleven on November eighth. That's the day the wildfire. Started inspectors later found a broken see hook and a flash Mark at that. Same hour suggesting a power line had broken free and made contact with the tower, then on November ninth another employee found a poll and other equipment on the ground with bullet holes a power pole in concord, also had bullet holes on a utility pole and other equipment the official cause of the blaze has not been determined several fire victims have filed lawsuits though, blaming PG needs equipment and sparking the wildfire. Accused of starting the holy fire, which scorch twenty three thousand acres in orange and riverside counties is pleading not guilty to arson and other related charges forest. Clark facing? Ten years to life in prison. He's due back in court December twentieth for a pretrial hearing. He remains in jail in lieu of a million dollars bail, a federal decision to keep you from being spammed may also keep you from paying more in taxes case, Joe Michaels joins us live in studio to explain Greg. A fifty two page report by the California Public utilities commission. Arguing for a tax on your text messages is likely a moot point that after an FCC vote earlier today that classifies text messages as an information service instead of telecommunication service or today's decision makes it clear that wireless carriers can block spam or other unwanted text. Messages KF became legal analyst Bill porta Nova tells us it's also likely to scuttle the utilities commission effort attacks your texts when there's a conflict between state and federal law, the federal law generally supreme court Nova says the very idea of taxing text messages makes no sense it defies logic to assign attacks to an individual text messaging service, we're able to text through.
"california public utilities commission" Discussed on 760 KFMB Radio
"Talking. Breaking news just didn't wanna tax texts or text our tax you what what what is what is going on. How is this? How was any of this going to work can anybody? Explain that to me. I mean, I know how it's supposed to work. They're going to say, well, you John you sent one hundred texts last month. That's a dollar a text. Hold on. The why am I getting text? Anyway, the state has has a surplus. Okay. So we have unlimited talk and text, right? Yeah. Okay. So like how why would they tax? It's unlimited. Yeah. I could send I mean. I mean, you know, those stories you hear like the guy and the girl going out, and then they break it off and the guy sends seventeen thousand tags two weeks out ahead. Does that right? But the kids today, they're not even using the tax. They're using like telegram, and what's and slack. And. What's the other one that you were telling me about that? They were using their rocker grinder tender, whatever we need that one. Yeah. I mean, I just I just look at this. And I'm like we start taxing us, the California Public utility commission. Yeah. First of all you need to figure out how you're going to save these insurance companies because they're getting hit with such humongous gigantic payouts. From these fires. Bailout much. So so you're gonna come on here. The public utilities commission is going to say, well, we're going to tax your texts. Why why I pay my Bill as Roger is fond of saying about electricity and things like that. Why do you care how much I'm using? If I'm paying my Bill on who the genius who came up with. This is see I feel like when proposals. Like this come out a name needs to be attached contact number where we can text or call them. I will call go ahead. Let let me know right now if you would like more taxes on your tax or less taxes in your life, eight hundred seven sixty K F MB, John in San Diego. Hello, john. What's on your mind today, sir? Techs taxes. Now, they're not taxes breadth their fees. Yeah. Interesting when it when it comes to that as far as you know, they wanna tax this tax that just a little nickel and dime. I heard there's still a two cent phone tax and like the nineteen hundreds that's still being charged. No, no. That was the Spanish American more tax that actually was killed off by Knut back five. But yes, there was for a century. Yeah. For sure fifty fifty thousand dollars thing, I'm all for. But there's one caveat. They gotta sign a waiver promising never to come back. Yes. For ten years. And then after that ten years is a check. You think that would work now it will not work because they're not gonna they're not gonna do it on the on the on the we'll see plan. They're going to want to cash you got to hand him the cash somebody who somebody who will know why they're doing this. Why why John it's to help low income residents in California afford cell phone access. They've already got Obama phone with I'm serious. That's that's what this is. And the California Public utilities commission will vote on this proposal next month. This is just great. I know it's a it's a it's a dumb idea credit critics reacting. It's a dumb idea Jim wonderman, president of the b. So I understand this. So they're gonna text they're going to tax texts. So illegals can get phones. That's what James woods says John. Hello, john. What's on your mind, sir? Breath tax since up texting is free. Then on what basis are there? Calculating percentage cards this tax. It's gonna be on the on the texts you send out, but there's here. Now, check this out. Now, listen to this now hold on. Hold on. Hold on. Hold on. Hold on. Hold on. Good news. A federal regulatory ruling came out today literally today aimed at protecting consumers from text messaging. Spam may also help California mobile phone users. Avoid the proposed state texting tax. So apparently, the feds are going to intervene here and shut this thing down like pronto tanto. So this may not even have this may not even be a thing. If you use the issues voice voice more than us techs. You'll be okay. Actually as far as. So you gotta make a lot more phone calls from viewers. If you're sitting there texting all day, then it's gonna cost you nominal lake. Probably people exchanged one point seven seven trillion. Text messages in two thousand seventeen is that crazy one point seven trillion. Text messages. What are you people who are you people texting? And why? Well, if if something is free, you can't tax free any well. No, it would be part of the universal service charge. You know, that old universal service charge at the bottom of the Bill that pays for programs that help poor people afford telephone service for years. Yeah. So that's where it's going to go. It's going to increase that. They'll just throw it. They'll slap it into that pile. Well, you know, this is crazy. It'll be it'll be it'll be a tax on texts. I think it's going to be fee. I think it's it's going to be a fee. It's going to be a fee based on the number of texts. Her text tax, right? But it'll be like. If you can't be part of the universal because it would be a different charge for everybody. Listen, listen, you're talking to the people you're talking to the people that you're talking to the people who are experts shaking you down for money there. John don't don't dare them. They'll figure it out, my friend. What it's all going to be fixed. Okay. And I'll tell you how when we all get the RFID chip put in us, then we're going we're gonna put the sim card in each of us. They're not gonna know exactly what we're doing what we're thinking. We're talking to you know, what here's what they'll do. They'll put Google in charge. And they'll put they'll put Google in charge. And we'll just all us G chat to talk to each other. And they just put a sim card in your arm, and they'll just track what you're doing. So when you want a bag of potato chips, you just look at the vending machines. It doesn't matter if you have ever looking out of seat number. They why do you doubt these stay know how to get John? I want wanna new light actually have fewer dollars in your wallet right now than when we started doing this. 'cause they figure out ways the government of California figures out ways to steal from you every day there went three more Brentwood herbal show AM seven sixty talk and breaking news headlines. What's going on, Jim? Well, it's that time of year for the year end. Best of lists and Google isn't being left out the top Google searches of two thousand eighteen coming up AM seven sixty K F M B. Did you see the car? You've rather drove up in. Yeah. Mama. Hey, it's Alexis sporty, Lexus inex-. Turbo F sport from Lexus Escondida. I know mom, let's with the dismissive tone. What no I'm just be proud to have such a brilliant, brother. I am the got such an incredible DA..
"california public utilities commission" Discussed on KSFO-AM
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The case of all morning show continues now with Brian Sussman on talk radio five, sixty cancer. Vo we'll get into the media nightmare involving minority. Pro Trump voters in just a moment. We're talking about the fire. So here's the latest. This is like as of twenty nine minutes ago, seventy seven confirmed deceased nine hundred ninety three still listed as missing nine hundred ninety three. So that's a decrease of two hundred eighty three people since yesterday. Okay. That's that's if we're looking for any good news. So that's it. One hundred fifty thousand acre fire sixty five percent contained the rains that are coming in certainly will help with that. Also evacuation or well, see people forget the fire. If sixty five percent containment that means the fire still burning. And. Evacuation orders for Hamlin canyon and lower Neil have been reduced to warnings. Okay. So that's good. So those areas are being reopened I residence, and then to the general public, although many other evacuation orders are still in place. They also lifted. Evacuation orders for the still send canyon road humble road to lazy lane. According to the sheriff's office. Just trying to give you the latest right now. Dennis fire in one thousand acres. Yeah. Yeah. So deadliest fire in California history. In a wildfire. I should say because the deadliest fire was the city of San Francisco nineteen sixty earthquake three thousand people perished over three thousand. So this has destroyed over ten thousand homes now at three thousand other structures. This is as of last night. So that's the latest there. So we're we're watching PG and E stock just continue to plummet bed. No official cause. But there are certainly some curious things that did happen about the time of that fire going down in so lawsuits are already being filed shot is in Roseville. So Sean, you know, one of the four PG knee workers who have a pension that pension fund is a standalone that'll never be bothered by anything goes down with the company because they headlines this morning are wondering will PG survive. Good morning to you, Sean. Go ahead. Please. Good morning, Brian here, really the little guys your show. Thank you for what you do. And just really appreciate you this this. This thing really bothers me. I'm glad that the pension is a standalone thing, retire me retiree from law enforcement, you know, but I gotta tell you. My wife told me over the weekend. Jerry Brown syrup typically signed a Bill with allows PG need to raise their rage to cover their the impending lawsuits, which you know, while I don't like the idea of them going bankrupt. They have mismanaged their company to this point and caused these problems, and they couldn't get things squared away. And and there's been loss of life and loss of property. Maybe someone else that's more prepared and better equipped should come in and be offer offer something better than what genie is offering. And if Jerry Brown did this, and I wouldn't be surprised if he did. That's shady. Well, let's, you know, showing first of all thanks for all your wonderful Koplowitz. And this is a great point. Let's dive into it here on k supposedly will cut you off. Let you hang up on yourself at seven forty nine. The best. I can tell is. I believe he's correct. I think the California legislature did actually. Decide the private utilities should be allowed to raise customers electricity rates to help cover wildfire liabilities. If that was necessary to. Fend off forestall bankruptcy. I'm pretty sure that that's something that went down. I'm racking my brains here. I think it was earlier this year. I. Well, we'll look it up. I'm pretty sure that that was the deal. So in other words. The California Public utilities commission would be the. I mean, they'd have to sell it to the California Public utilities commission. California Public utilities would have to approve it. But I believe the legislature did say to forestall bankruptcy p genie could raise its rates in the event of a lawsuit from a wildfire. I'm pretty sure was earlier this year. You're right. Okay. So that's something that the legislature did pass Brown signed. Yes. The legislature passed a Bill in September. Okay. There you go. Yeah. So the legislature has allowed for this kind of like they're too big to fail and then because okay on the one hand. What if you don't have a PG and help? Now, what do you do? They do supply us with their power. So that seems like a mess in itself. They would have to raise their rates to cover for the lawsuits, but think about this. So then it's the people of California. The the users the utility users that are punished. For the screw ups by exactly so we ended up actually having to pay a we foot the Bill, exactly. So when they say that they can't afford that lawsuit. It's just that. They don't have enough of our money on hand to pay for said lawsuits. So we end up. Our utility bills are already the highest in the country. So now, they will rise further. If lawsuits are successful against them. Used to be this fire at its cause. Okay. For one five eight zero eight fifty six hundred on case. Interesting full circle, isn't it? Yeah. It is. You don't really think about that way? I hadn't thought. Well, I forgot about that piece of legislation. I did too. Bullets relatively new. I mean, it just got signed over in September. So. So now, we have Donald Trump. We don't have time to develop this right now. Because we've got a little Rush Limbaugh update for you coming up in just a moment. But I know people say it's one hundred percent false. But actually, it's one hundred percent true. And it's from Rasmussen a great pollster saying that forty percent of blacks in this country support Donald Trump is okay. So what's going on with that? What does that mean going forward? Did you hear about Trump's tweet all full of chef? Losing their over his tweet this morning. We'll talk about that as well. You've come to the right place. But you already know it. That's why you're here. Chaos. Afo morning show. There is a new survey by the Pew Research Center, says most Americans still believe in God. But not as many millennials do only forty-three percent of millennials say, they believe in the God of the bible only seventeen percent of them regularly attend church almost two thirds of Americans over fifty believe in the biblical God fifty two percent of them attend church services regularly. Now in addition to this age divide when it comes to belief in God, there's also a political and racial divide, white Republicans and non white Democrats are far more likely to believe in God. Then the white Liberal Democrats who run the democrat party, I should say who are running the democrat party into the ground. The bottom line is that an overwhelming number of young adults in America have been raised to be godless and white Liberal Democrats for the most part are still godless ninety. If you've tried to figure out the root causes. Of hopelessness, and despair, and anger and intolerance coming from Molyneaux, top Democrats. You might have just found the answer absence of God in their lives. Don't doubt me..
"california public utilities commission" Discussed on WBSM 1420
"The California Public utilities commission. Confirms officials are investigating whether electrical malfunctions reported by two companies could have caused to destructive wildfires in that state homes. Have been lost here on the Wolsey fire, but LA county fire chief Daryl AVI says on a fire twenty miles long. He feels his crews have had quite a bit of success, although we've lost over three hundred structures. We estimated that fifty seven thousand structures at risk that are still here. The battle is still very much underway. Here is firefighters on the ground and in the air battle flames. Alex stone, ABC news, Malibu, California. The death toll in California stands at thirty one. But officials say dozens of people remain unaccounted for a witness who testified in special counsel, Robert Muller's probe tells ABC news. He expects to be charged in the coming days. Jerome Corsi says he doesn't know what he's going to be charged though. Of course, he is one of several individuals associated. With political operative and close ally of President Trump, Roger stone. The Florida Senate candidates are slinging mind public and governor Rick Scott tells Fox News incumbent democratic Senator Bill Nelson is cheating said that fraudulent ballots should be counted Belsen says that statement alone proves Scott is incapable of being impartial in his role. Overseeing the recount does. He should remove himself has lawsuits. Fly Scotus suffered a setback. A federal judge denied the governor's demand. That voting machines here in Broward County be locked up for the sake of security. Judge Dak tutor says there's no evidence of fraud. Pete combs, ABC news Fort Lauderdale today marks one month. Since a caravan of Central American migrants hit the road on a journey to the US that caravan is about fifteen hundred miles from the border crossing at Tijuana down day on Wall Street, led by a broad selloff in tech companies the Dallas more than six hundred points. You're listening to ABC news. Did.
"california public utilities commission" Discussed on TechStuff
"That could ultimately render that population moute uber had been one of the more aggressive companies pursuing an autonomous car future many in the field give conservative estimates as to win will have a truly autonomous vehicle fleet something that is able to handle virtually any scenario that can happen on the roads meanwhile uber has lodged pilot programmes or maybe i should say pilotless programs in a few cities to provide driverless car service to test out the feasibility of the strategy when we get the 2017 and a little bit later in this episode i'll talk more about this program and some of the concerns people had about it the other major news story happening teuber in 2015 had to do with the driver named barbara and berwick now berwick had started driving for uber in the summer of 2014 and that fall she filed a claim with the california public utilities commission arguing that her status as contractor wasn't accurate and that she should instead be considered an uber employee being an employee meant she would receive more benefits such as reimbursements to the tune of about four thousand dollars of haute expenses the cp you see eventually ruled in her favour saying she was in fact an employee since that set a precedent at uber and completely would turn their business model topsyturvy the company immediately filed an appeal now berlex case did not mean that all other uber drivers in california magically transformed into employees they would have to take their cases individually to the cp cpu see to argue for that designation but a group of them did get together to file a class action lawsuit against uber to make it a more broad sweeping change and over has been fighting that court case and it kinda stagnated in the court system the plaintiffs filed a new updated lawsuit in the summer of 2017 and that.