Some legislators shouted. Others choked back tears. But after an hour and a half of speeches, the California Assembly passed what would be the nation’s strictest use-of-force standards in the country by an overwhelming margin.
Nonprofit clinics, tribal organizations and other community groups return to Sacramento for a second year to press for a $100 million health equity and racial justice fund. Gov. Gavin Newsom had left it out of last year’s budget.
Gov. Newsom’s proposal to dismantle death row may not have as much impact on California’s death penalty as other reforms.
As California transitions from fossil fuels, what happens to oil and gas workers? It’s a challenge for Gov. Newsom and Democratic lawmakers.
A Democratic bill would reverse a key aspect of Proposition 47 by reducing the felony threshold for petty theft and shoplifting, while a Republican one would overturn Prop. 47 altogether.
As the Legislature reconvenes, Californians can expect lawmakers to continue focusing on housing and climate, plus COVID-19, healthcare and how to spend another budget surplus.
It is vital that we bring in more STEM educators of color like me to be a role model and a guide for our students.
Gov. Gavin Newsom and top California lawmakers pledged to continue combating police brutality and racism after ex-Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was convicted Tuesday of murder and manslaughter charges in the death of George Floyd last summer. But many of the sweeping police reforms promised in the wake of Floyd’s death and nationwide protests stalled […]
Key legislators push duplexes, looser regulations and more money to boost housing supply.
Today, millions of Californians will become eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine, inundating a system already straining under the weight of limited supply, pervasive tech glitches, political infighting and general confusion. Originally, only Californians with disabilities and severe health conditions were set to become eligible for the vaccine today. But the state on Thursday expanded prioritization […]