Capitol Bureau Chief
June 26, 2017 | Daniel Potter
A bill in the California state Assembly could make it easier for local governments to charge fees to manage and collect storm water, but critics argue it’s a way to get money from property owners without a vote.
June 22, 2017 | Ben Bradford
A proposal to pay down California pension debt is nearing passage in the state Legislature despite criticism from non-partisan analysts
June 22, 2017 | Daniel Potter
Wireless carriers eager to roll out faster 5G technology want the California Legislature to streamline the local approvals process. But local governments argue the proposal would take away their powers of oversight and negotiation.
June 22, 2017 | Ben Adler
There’s still more work left on the California budget for state lawmakers. Even though they sent a spending plan to Gov. Jerry Brown last week, up to a dozen companion “trailer” bills remain – and they could come up for votes as soon as Thursday.
June 22, 2017
Lawmakers are set to finalize the largest budget in California’s history which will include major changes to the Earned Income Tax Credit, UC funding and other progressive priorities. Capital Bureau Chief Ben Adler has more insight.
June 21, 2017 | Ben Bradford
California energy regulators are calling for conservation this week as a precaution against blackouts. Meanwhile, a proposal to pool energy with other Western states—which could help meet spikes in demand—has stalled post-presidential election.
June 19, 2017 | Daniel Potter
California lawmakers are once again considering rules on where and when it’s okay to fly drones. In years past the governor has vetoed several drone bills.
June 19, 2017 | Sally Schilling
Undocumented young adults looking for health care were among those receiving the short end of the stick in the state budget process this year.