The omicron COVID variant is sweeping across California schools, forcing campuses to consider temporary closures.
What’s behind the ‘Great Resignation’ of California lawmakers?
An unusually high number of influential state legislators are retiring or running for higher office. The reasons include a combination of new electoral districts, term limits and political ambition.
California still won’t make COVID-19 workplace outbreaks public
Faced with business opposition, a state lawmaker fails to deliver on a pledge to require companies to report COVID outbreaks publicly. Supporters vow to fight for transparency in the name of public health and workplace safety.
Newsom beset by environmental woes
California’s drought and wildfire seasons are worsening and are converging on Gov. Gavin Newsom as he tries to beat back a recall attempt.
Facing ‘dire water shortages,’ California bans Delta pumping
Growers’ groups voiced strong opposition, questioning the water board’s power to stop senior rights holders from pumping the water.
Newsom loses biggest court battle yet
Good morning, California. It’s Monday, February 8. Churches can reopen indoors The U.S. Supreme Court dealt a major blow to Gov. Gavin Newsom’s executive authority when it knocked down California’s ban on indoor worship, ruling that the governor’s pandemic restrictions unfairly targeted churches in violation of the First Amendment. The 6-3 ruling issued late Friday […]
We intend to change government and make it work for you
We are a group of elected leaders who arrived at the same conclusion: Government too often does not work for the people we represent.
State mandates emergency workplace COVID-19 protections, less crowding for guest farmworkers
Backed by the state’s attorney general and welcomed by labor advocates as better late than never, California’s new policy will start to hold businesses accountable for protecting their workers, mandate reporting outbreaks and decrease crowding in housing for vulnerable guest farmworkers spotlighted in a California Divide investigation.
Inside Newsom’s tumultuous DNC appearance
Good morning, California. It’s Friday, August 21. From prime time to Santa Cruz forest Gov. Gavin Newsom was set to make the biggest appearance of his political career Thursday night — but things didn’t go as planned. Newsom backed out of his prime-time speaking slot at the Democratic National Convention Thursday morning, citing the need […]
Reclassify hydropower now – as renewable energy
If we are going to meet California’s urgent power needs, we cannot relegate hydropower, our most affordable and reliable clean power, to second-class status.