Articles Tagged With ‘California legislature’

California governor signs bill limiting security deposits to one month’s rent

By JOSH FRIEDMAN California Gov. Gavin Newsom last week signed into law a bill that will prohibit landlords from making renters pay a security deposit that is more than one month’s rent.  Eleven other states in the United Dtates limit... (Continue reading)

Newsom vetoes bill proposing unemployment for striking workers

By JOSH FRIEDMAN California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Saturday vetoed a bill that would have made striking workers eligible for unemployment benefits. Newsom noted in vetoing the bill that the debt in the state’s unemployment insurance fund is projected to... (Continue reading)

California lawmakers vote to end ban on travel to anti-LGBTQ states

By JOSH FRIEDMAN California lawmakers voted this week to lift a ban on state-funded travel to more than half of U.S. states, each of which California officials accuse of discriminating against LGBTQ individuals.  The proposal would replace California’s travel ban... (Continue reading)

Meta threatens to block news stories on Facebook over California bill

By JOSH FRIEDMAN The state Assembly on Thursday passed a bill that would require technology companies to pay media outlets for content they produce, despite tech giant Meta threatening to block news stories on Facebook in California. AB 886, dubbed... (Continue reading)

Dow calls for extending statute of limitations for sex crimes

By JOSH FRIEDMAN San Luis Obispo County District Attorney Dan Dow called at an event on Monday for California to extend the statute of limitations for felony domestic violence and sexual assault crimes. [KCOY] At an annual event held by... (Continue reading)

California Capitol briefly evacuated over threat amid manhunt for gunman

  By JOSH FRIEDMAN Officers arrested a man who allegedly fired shots at a hospital Wednesday evening and may have made a threat that resulted in the evacuation of the state Capitol building in Sacramento Thursday morning. Jackson Pinney, 30,... (Continue reading)

California’s plan to reverse old marijuana convictions

The California Legislature passed a bill Wednesday that could greatly expand the number of convictions of marijuana-related offenses that are expunged or reduced. [Cal Coast Times] When California voters passed Proposition 64, in addition to legalizing marijuana, they also approved... (Continue reading)

California venture capitalists face rising liability for sexual harassment

Following a wave of summer sexual harassment scandals involving venture capitalists, the state of California is considering adopting a law that would hold investors liable for harassing female entrepreneurs. The proposed bill could create a wave of lawsuits against venture... (Continue reading)

California Republican Assembly leader ousted after cap-and-trade vote

More than a month after Assemblyman Chad Mayes broke rank and voted for a cap-and-trade bill, the Assembly Republican Caucus ousted him as its leader. [Mercury News] The Assembly Republicans held a closed-door meeting Thursday in which they unanimously decided... (Continue reading)

California Republicans battle one another over cap-and-trade

After months of quarreling between establishment and progressive Democrats, the California Republican Party now has an internal struggle over the recent extension of the state’s cap-and-trade program. [LA Times] On July 17, eight Republican legislators, including Assemblyman Jordan Cunningham (R-San... (Continue reading)