SACRAMENTO HAPPENINGS - With a midnight Friday deadline to determine the fate of hundreds of bills on his desk, Gov. Gavin Newsom has been a busy man.
Damn the Delta Conveyance Profiteers
ACCORDING TO LIZ - First it was the Twin Tunnels and then it was the California WaterFix, and now it’s the Delta Conveyance Project.
The Impact of Keeping Millions in CA Out of Poverty During the Pandemic
FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE - By any measure, the initial outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic ravaged individual Californians and the state as a whole.
Will Newsom Veto Bill to Aid California Farmworker Organizing?
CA LABOR VIEW - On Sunday of Labor Day weekend, President Biden took the unusual step of endorsing a California bill, the Agricultural Labor Relations Voting Choice Act (AB 2183), which is currently at Gov. Newsom’s desk awaiting either his signature or veto.
Key Bills on California Climate Plan Hang on Democratic Swing Votes
CLIMATE POLITICS - On-the-fence Democratic lawmakers will determine the fate of two bills vital to achieving Gov. Gavin Newsom’s emissions reduction goals, as they face final votes Wednesday, the last of the legislative session.
Vaccines For Teens Without Parental Consent? Not This Year, As Bill Is Pulled
CALIFORNIA BILL - A highly contentious bill intended to allow some California teenagers to be vaccinated without parental consent has been shelved by the author, who said there were not enough votes to get it through on the final day of the legislative session.
Gavin Newsom Slams Ron Desantis As A “Bully” While Donating $100k To His Opponent
THE GUV - California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) donated $100,000 to the campaign of the opponent of Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R), the latest volley in the war between these two governors.
T-minus 3 Days for California Lawmakers
CAL GOV - It all comes down to this.
California Fights to Set Minimum Work Standards in Fast Food Establishments Statewide
LABOR WATCH - For years, California has presented itself as a labor-friendly state.
A Trump-Nominated Judge Blocked a Wage Hike From the CA Ballot, But the Fight Isn't Over
WORKER’S WAGES - There's a lot to feel pessimistic about these days.
Newsom Unveils Long-term Strategy to Bolster California Water Supply
DROUGHT - California Gov. Gavin Newsom today unveiled a broad strategy for bolstering the state’s water supply that includes targets to recycle more water, expand reservoir storage and collect more data on the amounts farmers use.
California Unemployment Checks: New Report Explores Why They’re So Hard To Get
CA UNEMPLOYMENT - If you get laid off, there’s a system that’s supposed to help you get by: unemployment benefits.
California Living Wage Act Bumped From Ballot as Affordability Crisis Deepens
ECONOMY - What does it really take to stay afloat in California?
Buckle Up For A Busy Month In Sacramento
SACRAMENTO - Welcome to the final countdown.
What Happens When The ‘Indispensable Insider’ Of Sacramento Steps Down?
CA FINANCE - Send help, Harry Potter! Sacramento needs a new wizard!
Gavin Newsom Won’t Save the Democrats
GUEST COMMENTARY - Burdened with a decomposing President and a clearly overmatched Vice President, the Democrats are on the hunt for a saviour.
Millions of Californians Lack the High-Speed Internet Capacity Needed to Get a Job
JOB MARKET TECH - Most folks have internet access, right? If not a desktop setup, at least a phone that can connect you to the internet.
When Employers Steal Wages From Workers
WORKER RIGHTS - Some of the lowest wage workers are getting their livelihoods stolen by their own employers.
Is It Time For Californians to Vote In Florida and Texas?
CALIFORNIA WATCH - Should Floridians get to vote in California elections? Should Californians get to cast ballots in Florida?
Elections, Issues, Positions: Democratic Party Weighs In
REDQUEENINLA - As your Dem Party representative elected at the County level, I am also one of your political reps elected to the Party at the State level.
California’s Future: What Should It Look Like?
CAL MATTERS - When UC-Berkeley’s Institute of Governmental Studies conducted one of its periodic polls of California voters early this year, it discovered that just 36% of them believed that the state is “moving in the right direction” while 54% had a negative view.