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5 Things To Watch Down The Homestretch As California Lawmakers Return From Summer Recess

August 12, 2019 | Scott Rodd

Lawmakers return to California’s Capitol Monday for a final five weeks of hashing out legislation with more than 1,000 bills awaiting action. The biggest debates will focus on rent control, consumer privacy and defining who’s an employee.

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This California Agency Already Regulates PG&E, Uber, AT&T, Trains, Buses — And Now Wildfire Safety. Is That Too Much?

August 7, 2019 | Ben Adler

Californians spend $50 billion a year on services regulated by the state’s powerful, obscure Public Utilities Commission: electricity, phones, even buses and trains. Now, a new law adds wildfire safety inspections of electric equipment to that list.

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New California Law Requires Presidential Candidates To Release Tax Returns

July 30, 2019 | Scott Rodd

California Gov. Gavin Newsom has signed a bill into law that requires presidential candidates to submit tax returns to qualify for the primary ballots. The law is expected to be challenged in court.

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