Why would a reform bill that favors working families over speculators face an obstacle in the Housing committee?
Research on California taxpayers has shown that some top earners do leave the state in response to large tax increases, but studies vary in their estimation of how many people leave.
California likes to pat itself on the back for being a leader in protecting the environment. Every year, California workers dig up hundreds of thousands of tons of soil contaminated with things like lead, petroleum hydrocarbons and chemicals like DDT. The waste is so toxic, California considers it to be hazardous and requires that it […]
Legislation to impose “wealth taxes” on the fortunes of very wealthy Californians is being proposed, but would they generate new revenue or persuade the rich to flee?
EN RESUMENUna nueva Legislatura de California con un número récord de mujeres y muchas caras nuevas asumió el cargo. El gobernador Gavin Newsom les da de inmediato los parámetros para una controvertida sanción a las ganancias de la industria petrolera. Read this article in English. Los reguladores de California limitarían el margen de ganancias de […]
A new California Legislature with a record number of women and plenty of new faces is sworn into office. Gov. Gavin Newsom immediately gives them the outline of a controversial penalty on oil industry profits.
Get ready for another raft of ambitious climate bills when California lawmakers return to Sacramento next month. A few days after the Nov. 8 election, bipartisan groups of more than a dozen state legislators — including some who have hit term limits and won’t be returning to the Legislature — embarked on international trips with a […]
Gov. Gavin Newsom hadn’t even finished dispensing with all of the bills on his desk ahead of Friday’s midnight deadline before he issued a call for new legislation. “We’re not going to stand by while greedy oil companies fleece Californians,” the governor said in a stern Twitter video, citing a lopsided surge in gas prices […]
California’s “sunshine laws,” such as the Brown Act, require public agencies to do their business publicly, but pending legislation would punch loopholes.
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 […]