A number of new California laws take effect this month, including some that could impact your job, compensation, and COVID-19 procedures. We’ll navigate how the legislation affects you, with a closer look at the history and ramifications of the state’s initiative process. A leader of the Legislative LGBTQ Caucus and an expert in inclusive democracy also join the show with their perspective on diversity at the statehouse and whether the legislative and initiative processes reflect communities of color. Plus, CapRadio’s new laws series in 2021.
- Sacramento State Professor of Public Policy & Administration Ted Lascher explains the history and evolution of California’s initiative process
- Newly-elected California State Senator Susan Talamantes Eggman of Stockton talks about women and LGBTQ representation in the Capitol and what she'd like to see change in the new year
- Center for Inclusive Democracy Founder and Director Mindy Romero navigates diversity in state lawmaking and whether the legislative and initiative processes properly reflect communities of color
- CapRadio Managing Editor of Digital Content Chris Hagan checks-in with the 2021 edition of the station's new laws series, including which new changes to state law are generating the most buzz online