The bill to extend the task force deadline garnered criticism from reparations advocates who said it would send a demoralizing message to African Americans already skeptical that they will receive reparations.
Gov. Gavin Newsom signed the law that’s designed to stop Texas and other conservative states from removing children from parents who allow them to receive gender-affirming health care in California.
Two days before deadline, after vetoing a similar bill last year and resisting months of marches, vigils and posturing, including a note from President Biden, Newsom changed his mind on a farmworker labor bill.
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.