One law will let developers build housing on some commercial land without having to ask permission from local governments, as long as a certain percentage of the housing is affordable.
As other states restrict or ban abortions, the California laws aim to improve access and protect patients and clinicians. They will also expand services to accommodate an expected influx from other states.
A bill before Gov. Gavin Newsom would make the nation’s most wide-ranging changes to solitary confinement.
Black Californians could be due hundreds of thousands of dollars for housing discrimination, incarceration, and health disparities alone, consultants said at reparations task force hearings.
The law aims to punish and deter those who send unsolicited sexually explicit messages via text, email, or other electronic means.
A last-minute bill would force Cal State to give non-faculty staff raises, costing the system almost $900 million over ten years — money the system says it doesn’t have. Cal State may cut programs and raise tuition if it doesn’t get enough state money.
A bill before Gov. Gavin Newsom would force prosecutors to seek a judge’s approval to introduce rap lyrics to a jury.
Now that Gov. Gavin Newsom’s court system for people with severe mental illness cleared the state Legislature, counties face a series of practical questions critical to turning the fuzzy concept into a reality.
A first-in-the-nation bill that would protect kids’ privacy online passed out of the California Legislature. Here’s what it does, and what happens next.
Although a California bill would have allowed vaccines for teens without parental consent made it to the final days of the legislative session, it failed to pass. Some legislators saw the bill as an “overreach” that undermined parental decisions.