Some legislators shouted. Others choked back tears. But after an hour and a half of speeches, the California Assembly passed what would be the nation’s strictest use-of-force standards in the country by an overwhelming margin.
A Democratic bill would reverse a key aspect of Proposition 47 by reducing the felony threshold for petty theft and shoplifting, while a Republican one would overturn Prop. 47 altogether.
As the Legislature reconvenes, Californians can expect lawmakers to continue focusing on housing and climate, plus COVID-19, healthcare and how to spend another budget surplus.
It is vital that we bring in more STEM educators of color like me to be a role model and a guide for our students.
Gov. Gavin Newsom and top California lawmakers pledged to continue combating police brutality and racism after ex-Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was convicted Tuesday of murder and manslaughter charges in the death of George Floyd last summer. But many of the sweeping police reforms promised in the wake of Floyd’s death and nationwide protests stalled […]
Key legislators push duplexes, looser regulations and more money to boost housing supply.
Today, millions of Californians will become eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine, inundating a system already straining under the weight of limited supply, pervasive tech glitches, political infighting and general confusion. Originally, only Californians with disabilities and severe health conditions were set to become eligible for the vaccine today. But the state on Thursday expanded prioritization […]
The meltdown in California’s Employment Development Department resulted from bad managerial decisions. So who should be accountable?
With the state’s eviction moratorium set to expire at the end of January, California lawmakers passed two bills extending it through June.
What should California do between now and when the ban on the sale of new gas-powered cars takes effect to achieve clean air?