May 13, 2022
Cal Fire has been facing staffing shortages for years. While most municipal fire stations have three firefighters per engine, Cal Fire has an average of 2.7, requiring employees to work forced overtime and causing severe mental health issues.
With California budget surplus projected at $97 billion, Newsom proposes driver rebates, more reproductive health funding
May 13, 2022
The governor’s revised budget proposal is an update to the spending plan he released in January, using new tax revenue data. It’s just a wishlist, part of a lengthy process in which state leaders decide how to use Californians’ tax dollars.
California leaders vow a constitutional amendment to enshrine abortion rights if Roe v. Wade is overturned
May 3, 2022
Gov. Gavin Newsom and other Democratic leaders doubled down Tuesday on their plans to make California a “sanctuary” for abortion rights after a leaked Supreme Court opinion showing Roe v. Wade will likely be overturned.
Standard or daylight saving time? California changes its plans again after Congressional resolution.
April 29, 2022
After the U.S. Senate passed a resolution to allow year-round daylight saving time, a California state lawmaker changed his strategy in hopes of ending biannual clock changes for good.
April 26, 2022
The attorney general wields a huge amount of power and resources to influence legal enforcement in California, both through the courts and policing.
With Roe vs. Wade decision looming, California abortion rights groups endorse Rob Bonta for attorney general
April 20, 2022
Bonta, who was appointed attorney general last year, is the only Democrat in the race. But advocates say he’s also the only one who’s spoken in favor of expanding reproductive care – and legal protections – in California.
April 13, 2022
Smiley Martin received nearly 1.5 years in pre-trial credits and had the rest of his term cut short due to other credits earned in prison.
Sacramento Mayor Steinberg, lawmakers call for $3 billion for victims, behavioral health treatment following mass shooting
April 6, 2022
Following Sunday’s mass shooting in downtown Sacramento which left six dead, Mayor Darrell Steinberg joined criminal justice reform advocates in calling for increased funding for behavioral health services, victim support and reentry programs.
March 23, 2022
Teachers, staff and their allies gathered around the city to call for higher wages to address what they describe as a staffing crisis. The district said parents should plan on the strike lasting into Thursday.
March 18, 2022
Legislative Democrats have largely balked at suspending the gas tax, arguing it provides needed money for roads and infrastructure, but say a $400 rebate is the equivalent of a one-year suspension of the 51-cent gas tax for some drivers.