Drug overdoses are the single greatest factor contributing to Los Angeles’ rising rate of homeless mortality, a report claims.
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Five days after a bill ending private prisons in the state was signed into law, the Trump administration found a way to get around it.
Progressives are going all-out to reverse the notion that Florida is unassailable Trump country.
Post-WWII reforms like the New Deal and the ensuing consolidation of the labor movement increased income equality in the U.S., but the playing field started to tilt in the 1970s due to the forces of globalization and pro-corporate government policies that hurt the working class.
An Economic Policy Institute study concluded that rideshare drivers nationwide take home an average of $9.21 an hour after expenses.
Armed with a state override of its rejected application, Promise Academy filed a new request. Then came the lawsuits.
A bill awaiting Gov. Newsom’s signature would bar new private prison contracts. Two industry giants are already reinventing themselves.
A proposed law could reboot California’s public investment system to provide a stable source of local funding for affordable housing.
Do businesses have unique obligations to the communities they serve, as well as to their employees?
Governor Newsom hopes a legislative agreement will set the stage for a political ceasefire in the state’s long fight over charter schools.
California legislation to cap rent increases looked like a done deal in Sacramento. Why, then, are Realtors dead set against it?
Many independent contractors can’t afford to upgrade their trucks to meet low-emissions standards. Will making them company employees change that?
A proposed California law would compel companies seeking public contracts to deliver the high-quality wages that they promise.
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The National Labor Relations Board is not just changing workplace rules but reversing longstanding precedents.
The state only requires schools to take action if lead levels exceed 15 ppb. But the CDC says there’s no safe blood lead level for children.
ICE says immigrant detainees are only obligated to make their beds and avoid clutter. But a for-profit prison company is accused of forcing them to do much more – and for no wages.
Why do California charters enroll far fewer students with disabilities than traditional schools?