A summary of legislative proposals discussed at Policy Insights 2018, from gender equality to expanding health-care coverage.
While the eyes of most journalists and citizens have been fixed on Washington and Donald Trump, a Duke University professor warns, Charles Koch-funded groups and politicians are quietly lining up the state authorizations needed for a new constitutional convention.
A Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist tells of his encounters with Donald Trump, a man he calls a “Potemkin president.”
Photojournalist Joanne Kim captures the sights of Saturday’s Women’s March in downtown L.A.
The constitutional scholar discusses Donald Trump’s tumultuous first year, and what may lie ahead. “It’s very frightening to me,” Chemerinsky tells Capital & Main.
A new report shows that California, with its higher minimum wage, Medicaid expansion and ambitious climate policy, has done better than 19 Republican-led states with lower taxes and fewer regulations.
The political journey between good intentions and the statute book was twisted even by Sacramento standards in 2017. But there was more — much more.
At first David Sirota thought there was no hidden story behind the Republican tax bill. Then a tax lawyer called — it turned out there was plenty to reveal, thanks to the last-minute addition of a special loophole.
Holly Mitchell, a leading legislative advocate for children and low-income Californians, says the state may return to the days of budget cutting if the current Congressional Republican tax plan becomes law.
The current House tax bill bestows Californians with incomes in the top one percent more than half of its cuts by 2027. It passed 227-205, on a mostly party line vote.
California succeeded in lowering greenhouse gas emissions last year. But a new study finds the state’s ambitious cap-and-trade program may have had nothing to do with it.
And Then They Came For Us is not the first film to tell the story of Executive Order 9066. Rarely, however, has any account of this shameful history been presented with such persuasively contemporary urgency.
“All of this rhetoric about a middle-class tax cut,” Robert Reich tells Capital & Main, “is just an absurd lie when you look at the numbers.”
A new bill awaiting Governor Jerry Brown’s signature could use the state’s massive purchasing power as the world’s sixth largest economy to address greenhouse gas emissions far beyond its borders.
In an interview with Capital & Main, the California State Controller offers her assessment of the president’s proposal, and concludes that it is not genuine tax reform but largely a giveaway to the wealthy.
Activists have sent a loud and clear message to the California Public Utilities Commission: L.A. and the state should make electric transportation in the city and at the Los Angeles and Long Beach ports a priority.
A coalition of elected officials, local residents and community leaders are encouraging Los Angeles’ City Council to require that any bank it does business with not engage in the kinds of unethical practices that helped mire the city’s current bank, Wells Fargo, in scandal.
The latest Republican assault on the Affordable Care Act came fast at health-care advocates in the past few weeks, leaving analysts flat-footed in their attempts to decipher its complex funds-allocation formula. But some predict catastrophe ahead, especially for California.
Senate Bill 17, a prescription drug reform law, is headed to Governor Jerry Brown’s desk. But its authors are not taking a victory lap just yet. “We assume [the governor] will sign it, but you know anything can happen,” says state Senator Ed Hernandez.
After about 90 minutes of copying the U.S. Constitution by hand, we all seemed to have one experience in common: writer’s cramp.
Co-published by International Business Times
Single-payer health-care advocates say a new proposal in the U.S. Senate should inject new momentum for single payer in California, with its ostensibly friendlier two-thirds Democratic majority.
An interview about how rising income, persistent inequality and populist politics all fit together.
While no federal program offers completely free housing for the homeless, a little-noticed statute is allowing those who help this population to obtain federal property at no cost, turning abandoned buildings and lots into hubs for social services.
Co-published by Newsweek
The deepening fractures among Arizona Republicans, worsened by President Trump’s pardon of Joe Arpaio, bode ill for the state’s GOP in coming elections, especially if Trump’s popularity continues to decline alongside that of extremists like Arpaio.
Co-published by International Business Times
Weather satellites take years to design and build, weeks to successfully launch, and a well-funded staff of scientists to interpret and distribute data. Donald Trump has proposed cutting the federal weather satellite agency’s roughly $2 billion budget by 18 percent.
Co-published by The American Prospect
The consensus among policy experts remains: Something should be done about California’s money-bail system, which most affects the poor. But the bail-bond industry — and politics — continues to be an obstacle.
Sunday brought over 2,000 counter-demonstrators to the sun-baked boardwalk of Laguna Beach to shout down a modest, Trump-obsessed gathering called “America First! Electric Vigil for the Victims of Illegals and Refugees.”
About 200 protesters gathered in Venice Beach on Saturday to celebrate diversity and voice their opposition to the alt-right. The rally was one of several weekend protests that took place across the nation.
Hundreds of protesters marched through the streets of downtown Los Angeles on Sunday to denounce the deadly violence in Charlottesville.
Consumer protections that support a free and open internet are under attack by the FCC and the Trump administration but tech titans and telecoms are wary of GOP calls for legislating the future of the Web.