The California city has proposed a ban on paid travel for city employees to states with restrictive voting laws. The city already prohibits paid travel to states that restrict LGBTQ rights and abortion access.
By Mallory Moench, San Francisco Chronicle | April 6, 2021
State Sen. Pat Spearman’s proposed legislation would create an Emerging Technologies Task Force that would focus on bringing new blockchain technology, robotics and artificial intelligence businesses to the state.
Legislators have proposed a ban on a series of oil extraction methods, including hydraulic fracking, as well as a well-operation buffer zone. But with Gavin Newsom facing recall, some worry the bill may get shut down.
In too many places, law enforcement can still seize cash or property without proving a crime. States have begun to enact protections, but there's more that policymakers can do to rein in policing for profit.
By David Safavian, American Conservative Union | April 5, 2021
Several bills have been proposed by the state Legislature that would restrict voting times, discourage absentee voting and may deter poll workers from volunteering, which could significantly impact voter participation.
By Eleanor Dearman, Fort Worth Star-Telegram | April 2, 2021
Californians aged 50 years and older are now eligible to receive the COVID vaccine, and in two weeks the eligibility will expand again to everyone 16 years and older. Officials worry the demand will outpace the supply.
By Colleen Shalby, Hayley Smith and Laura J. Nelson, Los Angeles Times | April 1, 2021
The CDC recently warned of an impending fourth wave of coronavirus cases; the next day California announced further reopenings. Some are worried that the state will slide backward while others are cautiously optimistic.
By Hayley Smith and Luke Money, Los Angeles Times | March 31, 2021