Rebates ranging from $200 to $1,050 are one step closer to landing in millions of Californians’ pockets after state lawmakers in marathon Wednesday night floor sessions passed a record-breaking $300 billion budget plan for the fiscal year beginning Friday. Though heated and hours-long, the sessions were in many ways perfunctory: The supermajority-Democratic Legislature was all […]
Labeling it ‘rushed’ and ‘lousy,’ California lawmakers OK Newsom’s power plan
The governor’s plan irritated legislators who objected to the last-minute brokering of the deal and its reliance on fossil fuels to keep the lights on.
Lawmakers weaken California nursing homes bill — sponsors yank their support
After lawmakers scaled back a California nursing homes licensing bill, critics said it would let the worst operators thrive, but other advocates insisted it was still a step in the right direction.
Going electric: California car mandate would hit mechanics hard
Who loses and who gains as California cleans up its cars? Nearly 32,000 mechanics would lose jobs by 2040 under the proposed phaseout of new gas-powered cars. Electric companies would be the big winners.
State lawmakers consider putting homeless courts where the unhoused live
A Southern California beach city took its homeless court outside, near food donation centers, and attendance soared.
Will abortion electrify Newsom’s campaign?
Gov. Gavin Newsom blasts Republicans, chides fellow Democrats and urges Americans to “wake up” on the threat to abortion rights.
California eyes citizen lawsuits over illegal guns
Lawmakers advance a California gun control bill to allow citizens to sue manufacturers and distributors over illegal and “ghost” weapons.
California primed to extend eviction ban — again
Californians facing eviction as soon as next week would get a temporary reprieve under a bill endorsed by the state’s Democratic leaders.
Support two bills in the Legislature to stop AAPI hate crimes
With safety and health constantly being compromised, these bills can’t come soon enough for Asian American and Pacific Islanders.
El proyecto de ley de ‘transición justa’ para los trabajadores de la industria petrolera esta exponiendo la tremenda brecha laboral
En resumen El asambleísta Al Muratsuchi, un destacado legislador ambiental, tiene un proyecto de ley para crear un fondo estatal para apoyar y capacitar a los trabajadores de la industria petrolera mientras California se esfuerza por reducir las emisiones de gases de efecto invernadero y terminar con la producción de combustibles fósiles en el estado. […]