State Assembly Hot Races Get a daily digest of California news The general election for the California Assembly will take place on Nov. 8, 2022. Voters in each of the 80 districts will elect one Assemblymember to represent them. Show All Districts District 7 The district This district encompasses the suburbs surrounding Sacramento, following the […]
California Assembly impeachment vote puts Republicans in bind
That the California Assembly would spend its first day of the year calling for the removal of President Donald Trump — a week after he sicced a mob of white supremacists, conspiracy theorists and hooligans on Congress — is about as surprising as summer fog in San Francisco. Democrats hold a super-majority in both chambers […]
Can California go any stronger on gun laws?
Has California reached an upper limit on what it can do to regulate guns? Following a pattern as old as gun control itself, state lawmakers are responding to the back-to-back mass shootings that killed 18 people this week with more legislation: Democratic Sens. Catherine Blakespear of Encinitas and Nancy Skinner of Oakland announced Thursday they’re […]
California’s unhoused in the eye of the storm
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Legislature goes out with a budget bang
On its way out of town for summer recess, the Legislature passed a veritable caravan of budget “trailer bills” Thursday. But wait, you ask: Didn’t the governor sign a budget bill in mid-June? And didn’t he also sign another budget bill earlier this week? Yes and yes. And if you’re confused it’s because California’s budget […]
Small landlords left struggling when renters stop paying
Economists say small property owners have been uniquely pinched by the pandemic as renters move out or stop paying. Despite a federally mandated mortgage forbearance and $2.6 billion in rental relief from the state, some landlords who slip through the cracks wonder how much longer they can absorb the costs.
California extends eviction moratorium through June
With the state’s eviction moratorium set to expire at the end of January, California lawmakers passed two bills extending it through June.