Having acted twice to protect California’s children, Gov. Gavin Newsom can have a trifecta by signing legislation to mandate later school starting times.
Newsom rejects ‘Trump insurance’ bill, blood on the floor, plastics, time, and 18-year-old scotch
Newsom rejects ‘Trump insurance.’ Anti-vax battle turns bloody. UAW official involved in Tesla fight is charged with corruption.
Charter schools, gig workers, the Kochs, the streets of L.A., and a lobbyist who made a difference
Gig workers battle over future of work. Koch brothers machine takes on Kamala Harris donor-disclosure rule. Lawmakers try to remedy Section 8 shortage.
Secrecy abounds on state budget, major bills
Welcome to Sacramento, where the state budget is written in secret and decisions on important bills are made behind closed doors.
California’s hottest housing bill was just unexpectedly shelved. What you need to know.
The sudden demise of the year’s most controversial state housing bill was celebrated by some and bemoaned by others. But very few—supporters, opponents, and even the author himself—can claim to have seen this coming.
Can we protect kids from becoming zombies?
The Legislature has another chance to protect adolescents from too-early school start times. Former Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed a bill setting 8:30 a.m. as the earliest class time in most instances, but it’s back this year and opponent are trying to keep it from reaching Gov. Gavin Newsom’s desk.
Later school bells, alternative testing: California lawmakers try again on quashed K-12 bills
From later school start times to lower thresholds for parcel taxes, California lawmakers see a second chance with Gov. Gavin Newsom to pass education bills quashed by former Gov. Jerry Brown.
Solving California’s housing crisis demands action. These steps will help
California’s 4.2 percent unemployment rate is at a 10-year low. Wages are accelerating at their fastest pace in nearly a decade. But prospective home buyers continue to see sticker shock, with median prices still hovering in the $530,000 range. The affordability problem must be addressed and fast if California is to remain a place where middle class people can live.
“A Failing Franchise:” Is the California GOP doomed?
Sporting starred and striped jackets and “Make America Great Again” hats, the California Republicans who gathered on election night in the U.S. Grant Hotel in downtown San Diego were in a remarkably chipper mood. They cheered when the results came in from Florida, showing the GOP candidate won the narrow race for governor. They lustily […]
Gas tax repeal leader’s Plan B: Try to pick off Democrats one-by-one
Even if Proposition 6 fails, its chief proponent has painted a target on the backs of two more state Democrats.