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More relief from COVID-19

Editor’s note: California’s small businesses want more money, while workers also want safety The economic pain—and public health danger—from the COVID-19 pandemic is nowhere near…

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A colossal waste of money

Essay: The $1 billion Capitol Annex Project is not a good deal for taxpayers when the state has more pressing needs By W. Bruce Lee…


Cannabis connoisseurs

California to recognize marijuana growing locations, just like for fine wines If you’ve ever argued that specific locations provide unique characteristics for growing cannabis, so…


The desperate hour

Hundreds arrive at Capitol demanding lawmakers prevent eviction nightmare Fearing that California’s powerful real estate and banking lobbies will stop lawmakers from taking action to…



Equality for the disabled

Essay: The Americans with Disabilities Act is a milestone, but three bills would build on its foundation By Franklin Elieh Sunday marks the 30th anniversary…


Not too old to learn

Essay: Governor’s proposal to limit age of charter school students closes a door to those in need By Jerry Yamashita Gov. Gavin Newsom’s recently released…


Data collection

California isn’t asking about the sexual orientation of COVID-19 patients. Legislators and LGBTQ advocates want that to change. In a deadly pandemic, complete data is…



Essay: A powerful sisterhood

Women in the Legislature are leading the way to help California families By Toni G. Atkins Former President Barack Obama said something in December that…