August 9, 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.
California lawmakers met their budget deadline. Here’s what’s left to negotiate in the $300 billion spending plan.
June 15, 2022
State lawmakers passed a record $300 billion spending plan on paper, but still have many details to work out with Governor Gavin Newsom.
June 7, 2022
Governor Gavin Newsom will face Republican state Senator Brain Dahle in November, among other results in statewide contests throughout California. In most of these races, the top two vote-getters will move on to the general election in November.
May 25, 2022
Newsom is sponsoring a bill that would allow residents to sue gun makers and sellers for damages if their weapons are used illegally. The governor said he wants to sign it and other gun control measures by the end of June.
May 19, 2022
Gov. Gavin Newsom wants to send drivers up to $800 to offset rising prices, but top legislative Democrats insist on tailoring billions in tax relief to lower- and middle-income residents.
May 19, 2022
Voters from South Sacramento to Elk Grove will choose a new Assembly representative this year. Here’s where the candidates stand on the issues they feel are most crucial.