Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi, a leading environmental lawmaker, has a bill to create a state fund to support and retrain oil industry workers as California strives to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and end fossil fuel production in the state. But the debate over ‘just transition’ is pitting unions against unions.
Is this the ‘Year of the Parent’ in California politics?
“Anger parents at your own peril” may be the California election takeaway from the San Francisco’s recall of three school board members.
How California fails its most vulnerable residents
Give to CalMatters today and your gift will be doubled! Your support helps keep our nonprofit journalism free and accessible to all Californians. Donate now. If the pandemic made one thing clear in California, it’s that the state often fails to protect its most vulnerable residents. That was the takeaway from an emotional eight-hour hearing […]
The case of the vanishing fine: How a massive nursing home penalty eluded consumer detection
A Fresno nursing home was fined more than $900,000 in 2018 for poor patient care, but consumers have been hard-pressed to find any public record of the massive penalty or many other big fines.
Newsom backs tougher rules on California oil wells
Gov. Newsom says he supports proposed rules on where new oil wells can go, plus additional pollution controls on existing wells.
Hospitals brace for strikes as California workers protest staff shortages
Long-simmering disputes with unions over staffing are reaching crisis points. Almost a third of California hospitals report insufficient numbers of critical workers, including nurses, technicians and janitors.
State health department blasted over nursing home oversight
The California Department of Public Health blames staffing shortages, turnover, training and pandemic pressures at Tuesday’s hearing at the Capitol.
Demanda contra asilo Shlomo Rechnitz por muertes de COVID refleja un sistema de ‘licencias estatal roto’
En resumen Una demanda describe al magnate de los asilos de ancianos Shlomo Rechnitz y a sus empresas como un “propietario-operador sin licencia” de una instalación problemática en Redding. Read this article in English. El propietario de un hogar de ancianos más grande del estado, Shlomo Rechnitz, se enfrenta a una demanda alegando que una de […]
Shlomo Rechnitz nursing home suit over COVID deaths reflects ‘broken state licensing’
A lawsuit describes nursing home magnate Shlomo Rechnitz and his companies as the “unlicensed owner-operator” of a troubled Redding facility.
State’s plan to cut greenhouse gas emissions harmful to farmers
Unfortunately, California’s approach to setting mandates to cut greenhouse gas emissions has left agriculture to become collateral damage.