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Proposition to tax California oil for education

The 76 Gas Station on Nordoff, accross the street from CSUN. A new proposed bill will impose a tax on oil extraction that will produce around $3 billion per year for education in California. Photo Credit: Andres Aguila / Daily Sundial

Braulio Campos

October 3, 2011

What do schools and oil companies have in common? Nothing yet, but if a California initiative passes, taxes on one could be given to another. Initiative 1481 proposes to put a 15 percent per barrel severance tax on California oil, and Cypress College political science professor, Perry Matthews has been try...

Associated Students may increase funding for California State Student Association

Ivette Lopez

September 20, 2011

Correction: A.S. did not propose increased fees to support CSSA, but proposed an increase in the amount A.S. gives CSSA per student at CSUN. If passed, the AS would increase funding from 48 cents to $2 per student. The choice to donate to the organization is made independently by each A.S. govern...

California ‘Jobs First’ bill shot down in the senate

Braulio Campos

September 15, 2011

Gov. Jerry Brown’s California Jobs First bill, SB116, failed in the Senate last Friday after gaining no republican votes, despite Brown’s announcement of a bipartisan agreement the day before. The bill revolved around setting California's corporation-tax apportionment to mandate the use of the...

Best travel spots in California

Marina D. Sandoval

March 29, 2011

Since California is surrounded by beautiful cities, mountains and beaches, any one of these locations can be a prime destination for spring break. Depending on your interest, here are five destinations that range from soaking up the sun, floating down the river to hiking through a desert. Kern River V...

Community learns about building partnerships with non-profits in the community

Liana Hofer

October 28, 2010

Dr. Robert K. Ross spoke to CSUN faculty, students, and community members this Wednesday evening about the importance of non-profit organizations in the community. Ross’ speech, which took place in the USU Theater, was a part of the “2010 Envisioning California Lecture” and centered on the social change that can happen when non-profits use the right strate...

Journalist and award-winning writer discuss solutions to California’s financial crisis

John Michael Simko

October 12, 2010

The Golden State has lost its luster with its improvising ways and a fundamental reason why California remains a disorganized and disheveled state. Journalist Joe Mathews and award-winning writer Mark Paul spoke to an audience about their new book, “California Crackup: How Reform Broke ...

Where’s a real candidate?

Aaron Helmbrecht

February 15, 2010

Aaron Helmbrecht Contributing reporter California had already long since been in a state of economic turmoil when the country was hit by the 2008 recession. In 2003, we recalled our governor for the first time over economic mismanagement and a majority of us thought it was a good idea to elect the ...

Legalizing marijuana can reduce crime, increase revenue for state

Madeline Wolff 

November 9, 2009

Marijuana legalization is an issue that has been present in California politics for years. Just now, however, it is coming to a head, as the possibility of its full legalization looms before us in 2010. Until recently, those politicians who outwardly supported marijuana legalization have been ignored or even discounte...

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