FROM J.R. DeShazo
Going Solar Still Isn’t Easy in LA Mayor Eric Garcetti has promised to speed up the process of making Los Angeles go green. He’s announced that permits for solar power on private homes are now available on line. Does he need to do more?
The Red Tape Required to Go Green It's state policy that, by 2020, 33 percent of California electricity will be generated by renewable power. Lots of Southern California homeowners want to go solar, and installation companies have workers ready to go. But going green and saving money is not so easy. That's according to Shan Li of the LA Times .
LA's Financial Reputation: Saved at the Bell? During this week's dispute over rate hikes demanded for the Department of Water and Power, City Council members compared Mayor Mayor Villaraigosa to Alice in Wonderland. Today, Councilman Paul Koretz said, "We're crawling out of the rabbit hole." That was after Interim City Administrator Ray Ciranna found $30 million in unexpected revenue.
Janesville and the American Dream Janesville, Wisconsin is the hometown of Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan. But he couldn’t prevent the closing of the General Motors factory after 100 years. On this Memorial Day rebroadcast of To the Point, we hear what’s happened to what once was a model of American middle-class unity.
Who's to blame for the opioid crisis? Some of the lawyers who took on Big Tobacco are now going after Big Pharma. It’s all about the deadly epidemic of opioid use. Are the drug companies to blame? What about the users? Later, on today’s Talking Point: making sense of Britain’s upset election.
Is the threat from Russia missing from the Russia meddling probe? There's much being made about the Trump administration's possible ties with Russia. But the bottom line is Russia's effort to influence American democracy. Do the President and his aides care enough to take action before voters go back to the polls?