Legislators return from summer break set to tackle slew of issues, including the nature of work and California’s recycling crisis.
Good morning, California. “We can’t have two Californias.”—Lenny Mendonca, Gov. Gavin Newsom’s chief economic and business adviser, to the Washington Post’s Scott Wilson for a story about booming Bakersfield’s cool side. Bakersfield Sound fans knew it all along. What’s ahead for your phone California is about to take center stage in the proposed $26.5 billion […]
Lawmakers look to expand definition of sanctuary state, for immigrants and guns. Child poverty rates released. Aid-in-dying drug prescriptions decline.
Assemblyman Adam Gray: California classifies solar, wind and geothermal as renewable but inexplicably excludes the most well-developed renewable energy of all: hydropower. A state constitutional amendment would change that. Here’s why it’s needed.
As legislation to outlaw the sale of flavored-tobacco products flounders in the California Legislature, health advocates blame the influence the tobacco industry has with key state lawmakers. Vaping has skyrocketed among middle and high schoolers, many of whom are attracted by the sweet flavors. E-cigarette manufacturers such as Juul Labs in San Francisco say their products are intended only for adults and help them quit traditional cigarettes.
Perhaps nothing Kevin de León has done is more polarizing than his challenge to 26-year incumbent Dianne Feinstein in the 2018 California Senate race.
Tom Campbell—centrist former congressman, former state senator and former Republican—is out to launch a third party in California, predicting legislative candidates will run under the new banner as soon as 2020. He insists it might not even be that hard.
After losing in California courts, three lead paint companies are asking voters to overturn the ruling that says they must pay to clean up toxic lead paint in older homes.
As anti-establishment fervor sweeps the nation this election season – forcing the son of a former president to abandon his campaign for the White House – a contrary trend has taken hold in the California Capitol: political dynasties are going strong. Gov. Jerry Brown, the son of a former governor, has occupied the governor’s office […]
This week’s shooting in San Bernardino comes as a debate over gun control that has divided Democrats in the state Capitol could head to the voters of California next year. Nearly three years ago, after a man killed 26 women and children at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut, Democrats in the state Legislature […]