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Since June, nearly 1,000 migrants have been bused from Texas to Los Angeles as a political stunt. A patchwork system has emerged to provide care, services and a humane entry to U.S. life once they reach California.
California’s environmental regulations are not to blame for the struggles of small pot farmers. County permitting decisions, the local political climate, and the inability of law enforcement to eradicate illicit cultivation have been much bigger hurdles.
A bill in Congress would bar California governors from appointing senators and instead require an accelerated special election. But history shows that appointments routinely lose elections, giving voters the rare opportunity to pick a new U.S. senator.
California passed a series of gun restrictions this year, including an excise tax on firearm and ammunition purchases. While the revenue is supposed to fund gun violence prevention, the state’s lackluster history with prevention programs suggests little will actually change.
The California State University system is considering annual tuition hikes to help cover a billion-dollar budget gap. Increasing attendance costs could make it harder for Black students who are already facing stubborn achievement and economic disparities.
There are plenty of examples California can emulate to fix its unemployment insurance system. The governor and Legislature just need to summon the courage to do it.
There are many explanations for why California lacks affordable housing. What they add up to: the private market is failing to address the crisis. The state needs solutions like social housing, for example, that reckon with that reality.
California’s whopping $14.4 billion prison budget and the governor’s $360.6 million price tag to “transform” San Quentin into a rehabilitation center seemingly overlook the existing…
A bill that would’ve required public schools to give students access to free condoms was vetoed by Gov. Gavin Newsom, but young advocates worried about the rise in sexually transmitted infections are vowing to keep pushing for access.
Expectant parents are losing access to prenatal care or driving long distances with so many California hospitals closing maternity wards to cut costs. A mother whose first child was stillborn shares her story and an important practice that public agencies should raise awareness about.
Despite spending by Democrat lawmakers, California’s homeless population kept growing over the last five years. The current approach of throwing money at the problem is clearly not working.
While advocates of regulating prices for consumer services and commodities say the practice protects the public, there’s a flip side of also protecting the the finances of those who provide the services.
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If you don’t already know, political wonks in California, Florida and maybe a few states in between, will be glued to their screens Thursday night to watch Gov. Gavin Newsom…