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“This is pretty heavy stuff we’re dealing with here. … I am concerned that we’re rushing this through with many members not fully understanding what we’re voting on.” —Assemblyman Al Muratsuch on legislation pushed by Gov. Gavin Newsom to stabilize electric utilities. The Torrance Democrat declined to vote yes or no on the bill in a committee Wednesday. He’ll have another chance today when the full Assembly votes.
Gig work bill: Who’s in, who’s out
African-American maternal health
Benefits for striking workers?
Charter schools, achievement gap
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Commentary at CalMatters
Maurice Goens, Advance Peace: Police are not the only solution to battling street violence. In Stockton, the community group Advance Peace is helping stop shootings.
Dan Walters, CalMatters: The bottom line of another electric utility overhaul is uncertain. Aides of Gov. Gavin Newsom promise that the effect on power bills will be minimal. There’s also no real limit on ratepayer burdens for future catastrophic wildfires.
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