October 3, 2022
Most of the state’s taxpayers will receive a tax rebate between $200 and $1,050 in the coming weeks meant to address inflation and rising gas prices. The $9.5 billion package was approved by Governor Gavin Newsom in June as part of the state budget.
September 22, 2022
The huge surpluses of the past two years were due in large part to wealthier earners doing well financially during the pandemic. But there are signs that trend is starting to slow.
September 15, 2022
Two days after announcing the state had launched the website, Newsom’s gubernatorial re-election campaign put up billboards in seven Republican-led states to advertise the new site and criticize their governors for restricting abortion.
September 14, 2022
Supporters say the plan could help fix California’s broken mental health system, while opponents say compelling treatment violates civil rights and will put too much of a burden on counties.
September 1, 2022
From climate to housing to labor rights and more, hundreds of bills were passed by the California Legislature in 2022. Here are some of the major ones awaiting a signature or veto from Governor Gavin Newsom in September.
August 29, 2022
The bill would create a Fast Food Sector Council to set minimum workplace wages, hours and standards. It could drastically change the fast food and franchising industries in California.
August 1, 2022
The Legislature has already approved new gun restrictions, but big battles remain over mental health treatment, COVID-19 vaccines and more.
Newsom signs first-in-nation bill allowing residents to sue makers, sellers of illegal assault weapons
July 22, 2022
The Democratic governor lauded the legislation as “perhaps the most impactful thing” the state has done to prevent gun violence, though experts say it will likely face legal challenges.
June 27, 2022
The legislation is part of a package of bills to expand access to abortion as California leaders brand it as a “reproductive freedom state.”
June 24, 2022
While the ruling does not change abortion access in California, state Democratic leaders have been preparing for this moment and the influx of patients expected from other states to receive reproductive care.