By David Siders, Sacramento Bee Last year, after the Food and Drug Administration approved a breakthrough new drug for hepatitis C, health officials around the country warned of dire consequences for state budgets.
This commentary was submitted by Michael McCauley, Consumers Union; Bruce Mirken & Paul Goodman, Greenlining Institute; Tracy Rosenberg, Media Alliance; Mindy Spatt, TURN; and, Sarah Swanbeck, Common Cause.
Senator Mark Leno has introduced legislation designed to help lift California’s low-wage earners out of poverty. Senate Bill 3 – to raise the state’s minimum wage to $11 an hour in 2016 and $13 in [...]
By Alex Seitz-Wald, MSNBC California Attorney General Kamala Harris on Tuesday became the first major candidate to formally declare her intention to run for the Senate seat being vacated by Sen. Barbara Boxer. She will [...]
Although the new law is not effective until July 1, 2015, employers in California will need to begin carefully reviewing any sick leave or paid time off policies, as well as payroll and wage statement [...]
By Post Staff and news reports California approved a major shift against mass incarceration on Tuesday in a vote that could lead to the release of thousands of state prisoners.
I’m proud to say that Oakland is at the forefront of the national minimum wage movement, according the San Francisco Chronicle, and this November, there is an important measure on the local ballot to raise [...]
By Vanessa Ochavillo, Sacramento Bee At Krazy Mary’s Boutique in midtown Sacramento, owner Mary Kawano is already accommodating the state’s new minimum wage of $9 a hour, which went into effect Tuesday.
We’ve seen the election results. We have read the polls, too. It’s no secret that Republicans are not doing well in California. Statewide, our party registration is down. There’s not one statewide Republican elected official [...]
Litigation concerning the county’s General Assistance (GA) program filed by the Public Interest Law Project concluded with a judge’s reduction of requested attorney fees from $2.4 million to $423,573, or by 83 percent.