California’s churches are on a roll. After more than a year of legal tussling with state public health officials over restrictions on indoor gatherings, houses of worship — mostly evangelical or Catholic and politically conservative — have been on a winning streak at the nation’s highest court. Their latest victory came late last week when […]
Why did a lawmaker need to bring her newborn to the COVID-exposed state Capitol to do her job? To help pass a new family leave law.
For anyone who has spent the last five months working from home, these teleconference call mishaps ought to sound familiar: Your lunch delivery arrives smack in the middle of a presentation, or your dog won’t stop yapping. An exasperated colleague drops a muted but unmistakable F-bomb. A co-worker mocks a colleague’s comments to his “hon” […]
Good morning, California. It’s Monday, August 31. Legislative session ends today The fate of hundreds of thousands of California renters teetering on the brink of eviction — and of the landlords who depend on their rent payments — hangs in the balance of a cliffhanger vote lawmakers will take today. Their vote on a controversial […]
Good morning, California. It’s Friday, August 28. Police reforms uncertain Protests over racism and police brutality are reigniting across California following the Wisconsin police shooting of Jacob Blake, even as state lawmakers back away from a slate of police reform bills introduced after George Floyd’s death as the legislative session draws to a close. As […]
Good morning, California. It’s Thursday, August 27. Deadlines fast approaching The clock is ticking for lawmakers to chart a recovery path for the world’s fifth-largest economy, keep millions of Californians from being evicted and respond to fires of historic proportions. They have until Friday to introduce new bills. The legislative session ends Monday, and lawmakers […]
Online community college experiences growing pains. Uber and Lyft allowed to conceal drivers’ safety records. Traffic fatalities involving cyclists rise.
Battle over PG&E’s fate continues. Newsom recollects first pet. Legislators eye more gun control bills, as gun rights supporters turn to courts.
While Democrats push a new round of gun control bills, California gun rights advocates are fighting back in a more hospitable venue: the federal judiciary.
California Democrats are advancing a bill that would require any presidential candidate (see: Donald Trump) to disclose his tax returns if they want to make it onto the state primary ballot next year. Good blue state politics—but is it legal?