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  • Proposed bill on fighting wage theft is strong but needs more precision

    Proposed bill on fighting wage theft is strong but needs more precision
    The California Legislature last year considered a bill that would have given workers a mechanism for collecting unpaid wages by filing a lien against their employer. It wasn't a perfect solution, but it would have made it harder for business owners to...
  • State Senate bill targets businesses that fail to pay employees

    State Senate bill targets businesses that fail to pay employees
    Workers in California are paid less than the legal minimum wage about 372,000 times every week, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. Their employers are seldom called to account. Even when they are ordered to pay back wages by the state, only a...
  • Clean energy is among priorities as Latino lawmakers broaden focus of bills

    Clean energy is among priorities as Latino lawmakers broaden focus of bills
    Latino lawmakers, who have increasingly flexed their muscle as a voting bloc in the Capitol, endorsed a slate of proposals Wednesday that includes efforts to increase voter registration and promote clean energy. The package underscores how the...
  • California Democrats unveil immigration bills, jab Congress on inaction

    California Democrats unveil immigration bills, jab Congress on inaction
    Flanked by immigration advocates and lawmakers from both houses, California legislative leaders unveiled Tuesday a slate of new proposals to aid those in the country illegally, including offering state-subsidized healthcare and increasing legal...
  • Cuba trip a way for lobbyists to say 'I love you' to state legislators

    Cuba trip a way for lobbyists to say 'I love you' to state legislators
    It doesn’t really matter what you call the trip to Cuba that California Assembly Speaker Toni G. Atkins and a passel of legislators and staff are planning for next week. Trade mission or junket or learning expedition, it all equals the same thing: a...
  • $1 billion in California drought relief may just be the beginning

    $1 billion in California drought relief may just be the beginning
    Gov. Jerry Brown and top lawmakers from both parties announced Thursday a $1-billion plan to deal with California's persistent drought, describing the legislation as a mix of short-term relief and support for long-term water projects. "This is a...
  • Republicans critical of slow collection of guns from criminals

    Republicans critical of slow collection of guns from criminals
    State Senate Republicans on Tuesday asked for an oversight hearing to look into the slow progress being made by Atty. Gen. Kamala Harris in reducing a backlog of gun owners who are not allowed to possess firearms because of crimes or mental illness. The...
  • California lawmaker wants to pare six-figure pay for state boards

    California lawmaker wants to pare six-figure pay for state boards
    California Senate leader Kevin de Leon (D-Los Angeles) announced Thursday the appointment of former Democratic Sen. Ellen Corbett to a $128,109 post on the state Unemployment Insurance Appeals Board, but one lawmaker is trying to put an end to such soft...
  • Villaraigosa decision hot topic at Latino Caucus retreat in Napa

    Villaraigosa decision hot topic at Latino Caucus retreat in Napa
    Antonio Villaraigosa’s decision not to run for the U.S. Senate next year has already become a hot topic of discussion at a Wine Country policy retreat by the California Legislative Latino Caucus. The former mayor of Los Angeles is scheduled to...
  • California lawmakers heading to policy retreats to prepare for year

    California lawmakers heading to policy retreats to prepare for year
    Former Labor Secretary Robert Reich, who has written extensively about the gap between the nation's rich and poor, will be among the speakers to be heard as California Senate Democrats embark on a two-day policy retreat later this month. The 25-member...
  • Gov. Brown OKs tripling state film tax-credit funding to $330 million

    Gov. Brown OKs tripling state film tax-credit funding to $330 million
    California Gov. Jerry Brown has signed off on a deal that would more than triple funding for California's film and TV tax-credit program. The compromise would increase funding to $330 million a year over the next five years. While that falls short of...