Report: PG&E Offshoring IT Jobs to India to Cut Wage Costs

In the latest high visibility offshoring of Silicon Valley jobs to India, the San Francisco Business Times (SFBT) reported last month that the Pacific Gas and Electric Co. (PG&E) will offshore about 72 information technology (IT) jobs from San Francisco to India in a restructuring that could slash labor costs by 75 percent.

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Anti BDS Law Introduced Into California Legislature

A Republican California assemblyman introduced a bill into the state legislature on Monday that would forbid the state – whose campuses have been a focal point of BDS activity – from doing business with companies boycotting, sanctioning or divesting from

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Senate Passes SB 277 to End Child Vaccine Exemption

California legislators passed the highly controversial SB 277 by a vote of 24-14 on Monday, despite massive opposition efforts launched against the school-based vaccine mandate that brought thousands to the state capitol and caused protests around California.

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Republican Minority in Sacramento Defends Proposition 13

It would appear that the appetite for increasing the size and scope of state government in Sacramento is insatiable. The Democrats who control all of the levers of power are about to pass the largest state budget in the history of California–but that is not good enough or big enough, it would seem.

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CA Democrat Legislators Reject Being Enrolled In Obamacare

On Wednesday in the California State Assembly Rules Committee, Democrats defeated a bill that would have dropped state legislators from their taxpayer-funded premium healthcare plans and prodded them into Covered California, the state Obamacare exchange. The bill, authored by Assemblyman Scott Wilk (R-Santa Clarita), was defeated on a party-line vote–even though it would have reimbursed them for the cost of their new California Health Benefit Exchange plans.

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Ben Allen 1, RFK, Jr. 0 as Vaccine Bill Advances

California legislators voted a bill through a State Senate committee 6-2 on Wednesday that would eliminate parental ability to opt their school-aged children out of required vaccinations, despite a strong showing from parents opposed and Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., who condemned the bill as “anti-woman and anti-mother” at a rally in Sacramento.

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