Good morning, California. It’s Tuesday, April 27. Census + recall What a day Monday was. First, the U.S. Census Bureau announced that California will lose a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives for the first time in the state’s 171-year history. Then, Secretary of State Shirley Weber announced that supporters of the effort to […]
California election officials are running out of time. Let’s work backwards through the process: Before the state holds its primary election in 2022, it has to give candidates the opportunity to file to run; Before that, it has to create district maps so that those candidates know who and what they’ll actually be running to […]
The extent to which California’s unemployment department has failed to address rampant fraud came into clearer focus on Thursday, when the state auditor released her second report of the week on the Employment Development Department. Despite repeated warnings from federal authorities that fraudsters would target California, EDD waited six months and processed 7.4 million claims […]
Seventy years ago, sharecroppers David and Mildred Nash refused to back down in a dispute with a white farmer, and fled from a lynch mob in Hope, Arkansas. With their 2-year-old daughter in tow, they found a new home out west in a place so different her grandfather, who would die without ever being able […]
Multi-billion dollar school bond may land on March ballot. Housing bill advances. Municipalities look to break free from PG&E.
Editors note: Assemblymember Shirley Weber was nominated to be California Secretary of State on Dec. 22, 2020 by Gov. Gavin Newsom, filling the seat vacated by the governor’s appointment of the previous secretary, Alex Padilla, to the US Senate. After this profile, Weber also led a successful effort in 2019 to change the rules for […]