UNIONS - After vetoing similar legislation last year and threatening to do so again last month, California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Wednesday signed Assembly Bill 2183 into law, making it easier for farmworkers in the state to participate in union elections.
FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE - By any measure, the initial outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic ravaged individual Californians and the state as a whole.
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.
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.
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.
CA UNEMPLOYMENT - If you get laid off, there’s a system that’s supposed to help you get by: unemployment benefits.
GUEST COMMENTARY - Burdened with a decomposing President and a clearly overmatched Vice President, the Democrats are on the hunt for a saviour.
WORKER RIGHTS - Some of the lowest wage workers are getting their livelihoods stolen by their own employers.
CALIFORNIA WATCH - Should Floridians get to vote in California elections? Should Californians get to cast ballots in Florida?