By Jeremy B. White
With all the dissection of how Proposition 30 mended California’s budget and whether it gets extended, another successful 2012 proposition can go unheralded at times.
Not today. Gov. Jerry Brown will be touting the energy efficiency-promoting Proposition 39 alongside Tom Steyer, the environmentally driven Democratic megadonor who backed the initiative, and recently elevated Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de León, D-Los Angeles.
Proposition 39 altered how corporations calculate their tax loads and then redirects the proceeds to energy efficiency upgrades at schools and other structures. De León has been a heavy promoter of the initiative and used his first policy speech as Senate leader to declare energy efficiency projects a priority. He’ll be joining Brown and Steyer to highlight how an influx of money has benefited John Marshall High School in Los Angeles.