Posting State Senate Get a daily digest of California news California is seeking state senators to represent 20 of its newly drawn districts, each home to more than 900,000 constituents. Qualifications: Collaborative skills – or at least, the ability to work with Democrats, given their overwhelming control Subject expertise desired, but not required: Senators are […]
Applicant Governor Get a daily digest of California news Applicant Brian Dahle is asking you to hire him for the role of governor, which pays $218,556 per year. His resume: Brian Dahle State senator Professional Profile Brian Dahle is from truly rural California: the tiny town of Bieber, with fewer than 300 residents, in the […]
Gov. Gavin Newsom campaigned on housing production, an issue important to many Californians. But despite some accomplishments, the housing crisis is worse now than when he took office.
For eight years, the Los Angeles-based janitorial service provider Pacific Commercial hired one employee to work from morning until dusk, but also commissioned an independent contractor to take the night shift. The catch: The employee and the contractor were the same person, a 52-year-old named Edith Lopez. By classifying Lopez as a non-employee from 5 […]
As Election Day approaches, you’re likely to spot Gov. Gavin Newsom popping up in plenty of television ads. You’ll see state controller candidate Malia Cohen on her various social media feeds. Attorney General Rob Bonta will be busy attending plenty of press conferences. But what are the odds that voters will catch any of these […]
Five of the six climate and energy bills that Gov. Newsom pushed at the last minute were approved by the Legislature and signed into law.
At least two days of statewide Flex Alerts asking Californians to voluntarily conserve energy amid an extreme heat wave that could last more than a week, pushing temperatures 10 to 20 degrees above normal and endangering vulnerable communities. Gov. Gavin Newsom proclaiming a state of emergency to take last-ditch measures to keep people’s lights and […]
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. […]
Hurry up, and wait / So close, but so far away. The opening lines from Jordin Sparks’ motivational song “One Step At A Time” also describe the buildup heading into the final stretch of the legislative session, which ends one week from today: Although state lawmakers are holding daily floor votes as they work their […]
In some ways, the suspense file that state lawmakers churned through on Thursday — a lengthy list of hundreds of bills that they either silently sent to their death or let survive another day — didn’t live up to its reputation. That’s because the secretive, twice-annual process — which allows legislators to shelve bills they […]