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Contested Senate Seats in 2022 Are in Low Minimum Wage States

Labor & EconomyBy Jessica Goodheart

A $15 per hour minimum wage increase was stripped from the economic stimulus package. But the fight to raise the wage has just begun.

Report to Newsom: Support California Workers With Fair Pay and Benefits

Labor & EconomyBy Sasha Abramsky

Shoring up working conditions at the bottom of the economy will be a priority for state political leaders. A new report could shape policy.

The Fossil Fuel Industry’s Last Stand in California Oil Country

The SlickBy Aaron Cantu

One of the state’s most polluted counties is poised to rubber stamp new oil and gas wells for decades to come—putting its most vulnerable residents at risk.

Not All California Schools Can Reopen With New Ventilation Upgrades

CoronavirusBy Mark Kreidler

HVAC standards are the elephant in the living room of debates over reopening classrooms. Many schools can’t afford needed upgrades.

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