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As Californians pay 70% more for gas, Newsom scrambles to cut prices quickly
Californians have paid more for gas for a long time. But paying 70% more than other Americans has Gov. Gavin Newsom scrambling to get refiners producing their winter blend, a cheaper version of the fuel.
October 3, 2022
Calif. reverses course after trying to hide bad K-12 test scores until after 2022 election
California's K-12 test scores likely show pandemic-related declines. They were almost hidden from public view while State Superintendent Tony Thurmond campaigned for re-election.
October 2, 2022
Calif. taxpayers could be forced to pay $558bil in slavery reparations, per state panel
“For a state that didn’t have slavery, don’t think [the Legislature is] going to be quick to vote on this final product of this task force,” Sen. Steve Bradford (D–Los Angeles) said.
September 28, 2022
Calif. State Bar investigating Geragos for siphoning Armenian Genocide insurance settlement money
Mark Geragos, arguably the most famous Armenian lawyer in the United States, faces allegations of pilfering cash meant for relatives of Armenian Genocide victims.
September 27, 2022
Enviros steamed: Newsom vetoes bill to take control from Valley air board
The veto was met with predictable dismay from environmental advocates, who hoped to leverage Assembly Bill 2250 to as a method of dictating local air policy.
September 25, 2022
Bonta: Amazon keeping prices “artificially high”
California sued Amazon.com saying the company forces third-party merchants to agree to policies that lead to “artificially high prices” for consumers.
September 14, 2022
Newsom signs bill mandating transparency from social media firms
California Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Tuesday he had signed a new social media bill into law to further social media companies' transparency on hate and discrimination.
September 14, 2022
Ballot bucks? Calif. set to roll out inflation stimulus ahead of election
California's inflation and gas price-tied tax relief payments to taxpayers are set to arrive next month, state officials announced Tuesday.
September 13, 2022
Grid Operator: Rolling blackouts imminent Tuesday as temps across Calif. soar
California's grid operator issued an energy emergency alert, the final step before rotating blackouts, for Tuesday evening.
September 6, 2022
Pass and fail: How the final day of Calif.’s legislative session shook out
The final day of the California Legislative session is always a caffeine-fueled thrill ride. 2022 was no different.
September 1, 2022