State Government Reporter
Less than a week into the new year and the start of California’s legislative session, COVID-19 has sidelined a handful of lawmakers, including the Assembly speaker.
January 5, 2022
As the Legislature reconvenes, Californians can expect lawmakers to continue focusing on housing and climate, plus COVID-19, healthcare and how to spend another budget surplus.
January 5, 2022 | Kris Hooks
The extended mask mandate for indoor public spaces comes as COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations surge due to the omicron variant, putting a strain on an already overstretched hospital system. The masking requirements were set to end Jan. 15.
January 3, 2022 | Nicole Nixon
With roots in organized labor, Gonzalez will begin a transition to take over the California Labor Federation later this summer. The San Diego Democrat authored a number of consequential labor laws, including the AB5 worker-reclassification bill.
December 27, 2021
From recycling and policing to bacon and booze, these laws will affect your neighborhood, local businesses and home.
December 21, 2021
The California redistricting commission adopted final congressional and legislative maps for the next decade, starting with 2022 elections.
December 20, 2021
Investigators said inspections of trash compactors from Walmart stores over the last six years found dozens of items classified as either hazardous waste or customer records with personal information.
December 19, 2021
The Valencia lab, a public-private venture between the state and PerkinElmer, processed only 1 to 8% of all Californians’ COVID tests in the first 10 months of the contract. And the lab was riddled with dozens of problems, according to an inspection.
December 18, 2021
A state audit says four California universities could have received millions more in federal pandemic money and helped more students. University of California and California State University officials could still recoup some of the cash.