The term “tort wars” is shorthand for the perennial battles in the Legislature and other venues over the rules governing personal injury lawsuits and the U.S. Supreme Court has given business interests a partial win.
July 1 is shaping up to be a big day for California. That’s when the Golden State’s sky-high gas prices are set to tick up even more due to a scheduled increase to the excise tax rate, which will tack nearly 3 cents per gallon onto prices at the pump. On Wednesday, drivers were already […]
Push to pass a labor-sponsored bill is a key ‘Fight for $15’ priority and a potential organizing foothold in an industry where unionization has long been elusive.
So it begins. More than 6 million water users (that is, humans) across Southern California woke up on Wednesday to find themselves under new drought restrictions. If you’ve been following the numbers, none of this should be surprising: As CalMatters’ tracker shows, California has been in a drought for 843 days In March, the State […]
En resumen Los comités de gastos independientes financiados por grupos de intereses especiales están gastando millones de dólares para hacer sus selecciones en las elecciones primarias de California. En algunas contiendas, claramente apoyan o se oponen a los candidatos. En otras, la estrategia es más complicada. Read this article in English. Si no lo ha notado, […]
Independent expenditure committees funded by special interest groups are spending millions of dollars to make their picks in the California primary. In some races, they are clearly supporting or opposing candidates. In others, the strategy is more complicated.
There wasn’t a lot of light on what state lawmakers got up to on Thursday — literally. First, there was the power outage that swept across downtown Sacramento, delaying the start of the Assembly and Senate’s floor sessions. But it would have been understandable if you were left in the dark even after the electricity […]
The average price of a gallon of gas has officially surpassed $6 for the first time in California — and U.S. — history. The Golden State set a new record Wednesday with an average per-gallon cost of $6.05, though the price climbed as high as $7 in remote Mono County, according to AAA. The national […]
En resumen Una multa de $300 que los tribunales de California imponen al tráfico y las citaciones menores pueden hacer que el costo de una multa se dispare. El gobernador Gavin Newsom quiere reducirlo a la mitad, pero los legisladores quieren que desaparezca. Read this article in English. California está lista este año para realizar cambios […]
A $300 penalty that California courts tack onto traffic and minor citations can cause the cost of a ticket to balloon. Gov. Gavin Newsom wants to reduce it by half but lawmakers want it gone.