With shelters reporting cases of symptomatic people and public health authorities worried about outbreaks in encampments, state authorities are confronting questions of how to help California’s homeless population during the coronavirus pandemic.
In ordering California’s nearly 40 million residents to stay at home, Gov. Gavin Newsom brought myriad county and city public-health directives under a single umbrella in one of the largest restrictions on civic life in American history.
Fifty-seven years after the Equal Pay Act was signed into law by President John F. Kennedy, women still earn substantially less than men. Legislation in California is attempting to level the playing field.
California voters have rejected Proposition 13, the only statewide measure on the March 3 ballot, making it the first failed state school bond proposal in more than two decades.
Uber, Lyft and other companies contribute an outsized share to climate-warming emissions, raising a question from from researchers and lawmakers: how can the state rein in emissions from gig economy companies built on drivers who own their vehicles?
“I do bills that are tough, and I’m not doing the ones that you see on the front page of the papers,” says California Assemblywoman Cecilia Aguiar-Curry, who has authored or co-authored 49 bills.
A decade ago, extended foster care, or EFC, did not exist in California. When foster youth turned 18, they aged out of the system and often transitioned to adulthood with a bag of their belongings, a small amount of money, and a list of board and care facilities and shelters.
There are few things as complicated as your business falling into the crosshairs of the federal government. Avoiding common pitfalls can prevent disaster.
Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg made a pitch to the crowd during his introductory remarks at an Urban Land Institute program addressing homelessness: “We need a Silicon Valley moment around efficient housing strategies in California.”
Even the special interests that helped kill a California Senate bill aimed at reforming beverage bottle recycling say the state needs to fix its broken system. And one lawmaker who voted no on the bill says he might just introduce his own.