Why would a reform bill that favors working families over speculators face an obstacle in the Housing committee?
California Assembly’s new rules have led to legislative censorship
New Assembly rules provide the chairs of committees with the discretion to arbitrarily decide whether to set a bill for hearing or not, without any justification. While most committee chairs are even-handed and set all the bills that have been referred to them, this is not always the case. The saying, “Absolute power corrupts absolutely,” applies.
State withdraws plans to limit California LifeLine internet and cell phone discount for low-income users
Assembly members and disgruntled Californians urged the California Public Utilities Commission to keep low-income subsidies as is.
Will Californians get even more gas rebates?
As California gas prices approach record highs — though costs could soon drop by as much as $1 per gallon — there’s “9.5 billion reasons I think people should be appreciative that the state’s recognizing the stress and strain that families are going through,” Gov. Gavin Newsom said Thursday. The governor’s comments — made during […]
Goodbye, gas-powered cars
Thursday was a day of climate contradictions in California’s state capital. First, state air regulators voted unanimously to phase out the sale of new gas-powered cars, passing a rule that will require automakers to electrify 35% of their new vehicle fleets by 2026, 68% by 2030 and 100% by 2035, CalMatters’ Nadia Lopez reports. Gov. […]
Vaccines for all 16+ in 3 weeks, Newsom says
Good morning, California. It’s Friday, March 26. Statewide network incomplete All Californians 16 and older will be eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine in three weeks, Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Thursday. Under the state’s new guidelines, Californians 50 and older — a group that includes Newsom himself — will become eligible on April 1, with those […]
A wealth tax could sabotage California’s recovery
Rather than a wealth tax, we should build on these successful strategies that create jobs and support working families.
With transportation, we should stay focused on the prize of clean air
What should California do between now and when the ban on the sale of new gas-powered cars takes effect to achieve clean air?
Legislature must prioritize funding for highest-need students
Nearly 90% of students at my school are identified as economically disadvantaged, and AB 1835 is critical for our students.
Governor, legislators helping to ensure equity to computer science education in California
California needs to provide high quality computer science education to our students, especially to girls, students of color, and students in low-income and rural communities.