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Cal Woman Quits Powerful Biz Org; Alleges Anti-Black Comments, Actions
July 10, 2021
A California-based member of the Washington, DC-based National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) resigned last month, accusing the group’s leadership of racist actions and statements. ... read more »
Why Cal Broadband-for-All Advocates Are Praising Pres. Biden’s $2 Trillion Jobs Plan
April 8, 2021
One of the key provisions of the infrastructure plan is $100 billion going toward high-speed broadband ... read more »
New Benefits for Unemployed Californians in Biden’s American Rescue Plan
April 8, 2021
Supporters of the legislation say unemployment aid is still a necessary part of pandemic relief ... read more »
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Calif’s AB 5 Contractor Law Could Soon Become National Standard
February 25, 2021
If passed, the PRO Act would implement the ABC test -- the California Supreme Court standard for classifying a worker as a contractor – in all 50 states. ... read more »
New Plan Moves People with Disabilities to Front of COVID Vaccine Line
February 18, 2021
Health officials announced that people suffering from COVID-19 co-morbidities or who are at higher risk of dying from the disease because of other medical conditions will be eligible for vaccination in March. ... read more »
“Bait and Switch”: Firings Make Some Drivers Regret Yes Vote on Prop 22
January 28, 2021
The proposition passed with 59 % of the vote. It exempted Uber and Lyft drivers -- as well as others who work for other delivery and ride-hail companies – from the state’s controversial employee classification law AB 5. Under that law, which took effect in January 2020, most companies in the state had to switch contractors working for them from freelancers to full-time W-2 employees. ... read more »
Cal Safety Workgroup Endorses COVID Vaccine Ahead of National Rollout This Week
December 17, 2020
Once the vaccines arrive in California, they will be sent to hospitals and other facilities that can store them at around minus 94 degrees Fahrenheit. ... read more »
On Your Nov. Ballot: Proposition 20 Calls for Changing Some Misdemeanors to Felonies
October 22, 2020
California’s Proposition 20 proposes expanding the list of offenses that disqualify incarcerated persons for parole. ... read more »
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Supporters and Opponents of Prop 24 Make Last-Minute Pitches to Voters Before Election
October 22, 2020
Proposition 24 on the November ballot would update the California Consumer Privacy Act to add new provisions and create an agency to enforce the laws. ... read more »
Election 2020: Your Cheat Sheet for 12 Propositions to Know About Before Nov. 3
October 15, 2020
The 12 qualified propositions on the ballot cover many issues, including tax codes, voting rights, workers’ rights and affirmative action ... read more »
Bill Would Allow Real-World Test of Mental Health Alternative to Policing
October 1, 2020
AB 2054 calls for the authorization of a pilot grant program that would allow community-based organizations instead of the police to respond in emergency situations ... read more »
Is There More COVID Cash Coming to Help Californians? 
May 21, 2020
Last week, Gov. Newsom presented his May Revision budget for the 2020-21 fiscal year.   ... read more »
Open to Apply: Gig Workers Can File for Unemployment
April 30, 2020
Out-of-work gig workers in California whose employers have not paid into the state’s unemployment insurance fund — as well as Californians without jobs who have run out of unemployment benefits — will be able to file new unemployment claims.  ... read more »
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