Now that Kamala Harris is vice president-elect, California’s governor will decide who replaces her. Let the lobbying kick into high gear.
Depending on whom you ask, the $300-billion-plus budget bill California lawmakers passed on Monday either was developed largely behind closed doors, ignores the state’s biggest problems and fails to provide urgent relief amid skyrocketing inflation — or offered ample opportunity for public input, makes historic investments in vital programs and ensures the neediest residents will […]
Note: This is CalMatters political reporter Ben Christopher filling in for Emily Hoeven while she enjoys a well-deserved vacation. Buffalo. Boulder. Aurora. Las Vegas. Orlando. San Bernardino. Sutherland Springs. Poway. Parkland. Sandy Hook. At a press conference on Wednesday, Gov. Gavin Newsom rattled off a list of towns that have become tragic metonyms of our […]
California exempts many undocumented students from paying non-resident tuition at the state’s public colleges and universities. But gaps in the law mean that some undocumented students and visa holders still don’t get exemptions — even if they’ve lived in the state for more than a decade. Two bills pending in the state Legislature would make it easier to qualify.
California lawmakers pass a bill to allow youths 12 and older to get vaccines without parental consent, despite lots of controversy.
Vaccine bills, including one to pull state funding from law agencies that oppose public health orders, are facing headwinds.
En resumen Las personas con salarios bajos que más necesitan una licencia familiar pagada no pueden darse el lujo de tomarse un tiempo libre. Un nuevo proyecto de ley busca aumentar su salario de reemplazo. Read this article in English. María Elena Durazo, senadora demócrata de Los Ángeles, está renovando la lucha por un permiso familiar […]
Low-wage earners who most need paid family leave can’t afford to take time off. A new bill seeks to raise their replacement pay.
California has almost $20 billion of debt from the surge in unemployment claims during the pandemic, more than any other state. One reason is California’s higher unemployment rate; another is that employer taxes haven’t kept up with increasing benefits. Now, employers will see an automatic tax increase to start paying off the debt, and Newsom has proposed spending $3 billion in state funds to reduce the debt.
Gov. Gavin Newsom and legislative leaders agree to restore California paid sick leave for COVID-19. Here’s what you need to know.