My e-mail inbox today has been overflowing with missives from California officials telling me what they did for Earth Day.
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger visited a Sam's Club with newly installed solar panels on the roof. Assembly Speaker Karen Bass laid out her plans to convert California's Capitol into a more environmentally friendly place. Insurance Commissioner Steve Poizner let me know I could upgrade my homeowner's insurance policy so that it would pay for green upgrades after a loss.
But my favorite political Earth Day plan in Sacramento remains that of Simi Valley Assemblyman Cameron Smyth. He wants to declare a sales-tax holiday every April 24 (which always fall during Earth Day week) for the purchase of energy-saving appliances. The bill, sponsored by Home Depot, is being held in suspense in the Assembly Revenue and Taxation Committee.