The “Mile Marker” report shows Caltrans needs to improve in areas like safety, mobility, environmental sustainability and maintain existing roadways instead of building out.
A recent independent audit had criticized Caltrans for failing to move quickly enough on green house gas mitigation.
State Senator Mark Desaulnier recently authored legislation to bring more transparency to Caltrans. He says the Mile Marker is a good start toward changing the management culture.
“It’s insular,” says DeSaulnier. “It’s not very transparent at all. It doesn’t realize as an institution who it works for.”
The Mile Marker report says Caltrans has met four of its 15 performance measures this quarter. The report also says Caltrans is making progress on 13 of the 15.
Health care advocates are concerned about a California law that allows the state to claim assets of deceased people who received health care through Medi-Cal.
UPDATE: Gov. Jerry Brown and Democratic legislative leaders have released a new $7.2 billion water bond proposal, but there's no deal yet. To buy more time, lawmakers have extended Monday's key election deadline by 48 hours.
California senators approved a bill encouraging schools to educate students about Barack Obama's election in the context of past discrimination.
A water bond, a school bond, a statewide plastic bag ban and paid sick leave are all on California lawmakers’ agenda as they return Monday for their final month of session.
The California legislature is considering a bill that would prohibit law enforcement from using aerial surveillance drones without a warrant.