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Double-Barreled ‘Tort Wars’ Conflict Heats Up

Nothing is more pervasive in California’s Capitol than what have been dubbed “tort wars” – skirmishes over rules governing personal injury lawsuits. No session of...

New Filing Urges California Supreme Court to Rein in Lawsuit Abuse vs Employers Under...

As the California Supreme Court prepares to rule on Adolph v. Uber – a case involving claims under the Private Attorneys General Act, a law exclusive...

California’s Wealthiest Residents Could Pay More Taxes Under New Bill

Multimillionaires and billionaires would face new taxes on their wealth under a bill pushed by a group of California Democrats, who argue the state...

California Housing Shortage Triggers Cycle of Despair

Everyone in California knows, or should know, that the state has an immense shortage of housing that persists despite efforts by its politicians to...
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California Deluge Forces Mass Evacuations, Boy Swept Away

As another powerful storm walloped California, a 5-year-old boy was swept away by floodwaters Monday on the state’s central coast and an entire seaside...

Storm Batters Northern California – Piers Collapse Amid Widespread Flooding

A “brutal” storm system battered northern California this week, killing at least two people and causing significant flooding and erosion, as a band of...

‘Bomb Cyclone’ Brings Damaging Winds, Rain to California

Damaging winds and heavy rains from a powerful “atmospheric river” pounded California on Thursday, knocking out power to tens of thousands, causing flash flooding,...

California Economy: a Soft Landing, Or a Mild Recession?

The latest UCLA Anderson Forecast for California offers two potential scenarios for California’s economy — a soft landing led by such factors as more...

California Finance Department Spokesperson Explains How State Went From Record Budget Surplus to Possible...

California is no stranger to economic booms and busts. But 2022 may be a prime example of how quickly and drastically the state's fiscal...

Another California Desalination Plant Approved — the Most Contentious One Yet

The California Coastal Commission tonight approved another desalination plant, despite citing its high costs, risks to Monterey Bay’s environment and “the most significant environmental...
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California Voters Reject Tax on Rich for More Electric Cars

California’s wealthiest residents won’t see a tax increase after voters rejected a measure Tuesday that would have boosted rates on incomes above $2 million...
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California General Election Recap

Below is an unofficial summary of yesterday's California election results. Mailed-in ballots are still being counted, so it could be weeks before final results...

California May Reallocate Shrinking Water Supply

While it’s not yet formal policy, those who manage California’s vast water system are edging toward a historic reallocation of the state’s shrinking supply...
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Wage Theft Does Not Define California’s Private Sector Employers

The issue of “wage theft” has recently gotten some renewed attention in the news. Unfortunately, reporting on this issue often results in creating an...

California Needs a Digital Trade Deal

It’s no secret that technology is the backbone of California’s economy. In fact, despite the roadblocks posed by the pandemic, the tech sector helped...
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U.S. Port Backups Are Extending Into Freight Rail Supply Chains

Port bottlenecks that have tied up U.S. supply chains are spreading from the docks to the country’s freight rail networks, raising costs and adding...

Record Budget Surplus Calls for Tripling Down on UI Fund Offset

Californians have traveled a bumpy road to post-pandemic recovery, with healthy employment and wage growth on the one hand, but soaring inflation and cost-of-living...
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California Primary Results: Who Is Advancing to November?

The polls are closed, but remember: In California elections, this is just the beginning. The June top-two primary is when California voters choose their two...

Extending CalCompetes Is Key to Job Growth and State-Wide Investments

The COVID-19 Pandemic triggered the deepest recession since the Great Depression. But just as the economic toll was steep, so is our economic recovery. ...
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California to Soon Begin ‘Endemic’ Approach to Pandemic

California health officials next week will outline a new approach to dealing with the coronavirus that assumes it’s here to stay, Gov. Gavin Newsom...