Good morning, California. It’s Thursday, October 8. 1.57 million claims unresolved California’s unemployment department is in the hot seat — again. Lawmakers ripped into the besieged agency in a Wednesday oversight hearing, exposing the breadth of challenges facing the Employment Development Department as it resumes accepting claims after a two-week reset period that ended Monday. […]
Planning on applying for unemployment benefits? Well, you won’t be able to do so for the next two weeks. California’s beleaguered unemployment department is putting a pause on new claims until Oct. 5 to give it time to implement an automatic identity-verification tool to speed up processing times. The move follows recommendations outlined in a […]
Many schools and local governments staggering under looming billion-dollar shortfalls are throwing their weight behind Prop. 15, a high-profile measure on California’s November ballot that could raise up to $11.5 billion annually. But only 51% of likely voters support the measure, according to a Public Policy Institute of California report released late Wednesday night — […]
For anyone who has spent the last five months working from home, these teleconference call mishaps ought to sound familiar: Your lunch delivery arrives smack in the middle of a presentation, or your dog won’t stop yapping. An exasperated colleague drops a muted but unmistakable F-bomb. A co-worker mocks a colleague’s comments to his “hon” […]
We need the redistricting commission to combat gerrymandering and to fairly draw boundaries so diverse communities can elect candidates of their choice.
Newsom seeks to balance competing desires as SF lawyer targets him with lawsuits. Banks flagged mask deal that went up in flames.
State implements new rules for oil production. Gambling measure may be headed to 2020 ballot. Exposing tobacco industry comes with unintended consequences.
Newsom, CPUC take aim at PG&E. GOP accuses Newsom of bait and switch on gas tax spending. Governor vetoes beverage industry recycling bill.
The lawmaker behind the swap says he’s trying to level the playing field between big and small operators. Opponents say he’s doing a political favor.
Our economy and workforce are transforming, especially in California. We cannot restrict workplace flexibility with bad court rulings, such as Dynamex Operations West, Inc. v. Superior Court of Los Angeles. Instead, we need to ensure Californians have the opportunity to choose the terms on which they work.