After discovering that his personal information was put on the Dark Web, state Sen. Dave Min started a cybersecurity and identity theft prevention committee. Select committees are designed to help senators learn about issues.
California could finally regulate high-interest lenders. It’s up to the Senate
By setting a 36% annual rate cap on such loans, Assembly Bill 539 by Assembly Banking and Finance Committee Chairwoman Monique Limon, a Santa Barbara Democrat, would provide Californians with protections against high-cost loans similar to safeguards now enjoyed by an estimated 232 million Americans. AB 539’s fate is in the state Senate’s hands.
Labor hits back on business-led California ballot measures
From CalMatters state Capitol reporter Sameea Kamal: It’s become a key part of the big business playbook: If an industry doesn’t like a California law, it uses the referendum process to try and overturn it. Already on the November 2024 ballot: the oil industry qualified a ballot measure to kill a law that bans new […]
Will California protect gay marriage in its constitution?
California Democrats want to change the state constitution to safeguard a right that is already firmly protected across the state, just in case the U.S. Supreme Court decides to do away with it. Oh, and putting it on the ballot will probably help Democrats in the 2024 election. If that all sounds familiar, you might […]
California approves big climate change steps — but one ambitious one fails
Five of the six climate and energy bills that Gov. Newsom pushed at the last minute were approved by the Legislature and signed into law.
Decision day: Which bills did California lawmakers kill?
On suspense file day, state legislators killed dozens of bills, including some controversial proposals on health care costs, social media regulation, pay transparency, climate change and much, more more.
¿Son asequibles los autos eléctricos para los californianos? Las listas de espera para los reembolsos son largas y algunos programas se han cerrado
En resumen La financiación estatal es insuficiente, por lo que los residentes de bajos ingresos tienen problemas para obtener sus subsidios. Los problemas ponen en peligro los objetivos climáticos y de contaminación del aire de California a medida que los precios de los automóviles eléctricos siguen aumentando. Read this article in English. Cuando Quentin Nelms, […]
Can Californians afford electric cars? Wait lists for rebates are long and some programs have shut down
State funding is insufficient so lower-income residents have trouble getting their subsidies. The problems jeopardize California’s climate and air pollution goals as electric car prices keep rising.
The Great Culling: Which California bills did legislators kill?
On suspense file day, legislators killed about 220 California bills on issues including education, health care, housing and workers.
In California for years, but still can’t qualify for in-state tuition
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.