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UCLA News Week: California's Prop. 23 and the environment

Two UCLA faculty experts talk in this edition of UCLA News Week about the political origins and possible effects of Proposition 23 on the Nov. 2 ballot in California. By tying future regulation of greenhouse gases to the state unemployment rate, the initiative would virtually repeal AB 32, a landmark environmental law acclaimed by California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger.
The experts are Matthew Kahn, professor with UCLA's Institute of the Environment and Sustainability, and Jim Newton, a senior fellow at the School of Public Affairs and editor-at-large of the Los Angeles Times. For more information on Proposition 23, visit the Secretary of State website or
Also in UCLA News Week:
  • The UCLA Gambling Studies Program and the State of California have partnered to administer a free treatment program for problem gamblers.
  • The UCLA Department of Social Welfare in the School of Public Affairs is launching a year-long speaker series called "GANGS: Strategies to Break the Cycle of Violence," with participants to include Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca and Fr. Greg Boyle of Homeboy Industries in Los Angeles.
  • Victoria Sork, Dean of the UCLA Division of Life Sciences, discusses the benefits of the new Terasaki Life Sciences Building, which opens on campus Oct. 25.
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