California Measure Fails to Create Green Jobs

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SACRAMENTO (AP) —

California lawmakers are calling for renewed oversight of a clean jobs ballot measure after The Associated Press reported that it has so far fallen short of what was promised.

Voters approved Proposition 39 in 2012 to raise taxes on corporations; lawmakers pledged to devote the money to energy-efficiency projects in schools and create jobs.

Democratic Assemblyman Henry Perea of Fresno called on the Legislature Monday to hold a hearing to look into the spending. Republican Senate Minority Leader Bob Huff of San Dimas also called for a hearing.

The AP found that three years after the initiative, barely one-tenth of the promised jobs have been created and the state has no list of how much work has been done or energy saved.

An oversight board created to monitor Proposition 39 has never met.

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