Welcome to Insiders, a new series in which I provide a glimpse into the personal lives — and personalities — of key players in the California Capitol. Assemblymember Lorena Gonzalez, one of the most influential and high-profile lawmakers in the California Legislature known for her Twitter confrontations and taking on Silicon Valley’s gig-economy titans, says […]
A major bill to curb the growth of charter schools in California was narrowly approved in the Assembly Tuesday, but compromise appeared likely as moderates who let it proceed to the Senate called for a less hard line.
When it comes to organized labor, Gov. Gavin Newsom giveth and Gov. Gavin Newsom taketh away. The governor on Wednesday signed into law one of the most controversial union-backed bills of the year, which takes aim at warehouse speed quotas that became infamous when reports surfaced of Amazon workers urinating in water bottles due to […]
A state law gives California workers as much as two weeks additional paid sick leave during COVID-19, but it’s ending as a federal tax credit that offsets the cost for employers also expires.
En resumen Los líderes demócratas en la Legislatura están protegiendo al gobernador Gavin Newsom de tener que decidir entre algunos proyectos de ley controvertidos durante este momento de campaña de destitución. Read this article in English. Resulta que 2021 no es un buen año para que los demócratas hagan que California se destaque demasiado por estarse […]
Recall updates: VP Kamala Harris cancels event to help Newsom, Kevin Faulconer appeals to working moms, state GOP sues over Newsom finances and intra-party sniping between Democrats Jacqueline McGowan and Kevin Paffrath.
Democratic leaders in the Legislature shield Gov. Gavin Newsom from having to decide some controversial bills during the recall campaign.
In the first primetime TV debate of the recall campaign, Republicans John Cox, Kevin Faulconer, Kevin Kiley and Doug Ose go after the governor and appeal to Fox News voters.
Good morning, California. It’s Wednesday, July 21. Crackdown falling short 24,000. That’s how many Californians were believed to have guns at the beginning of the year despite being legally prohibited from owning them — the highest total since 2006, when the Golden State became the first in the nation to create a database of legal […]
California was the first state to offer paid leave to parents and caregivers. But many lower-paid workers can’t take advantage, even though money for the program gets taken from their paychecks.