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Calif. Senate GOP press Newsom to halt July 1 gas tax increase
Estimates show California's priciest-in-the-nation gas tax costs the average family of four as much as $800 per year. Senate Republicans want to hold it down for a year.
June 24, 2021
Report: Newsom’s claimed success on wildfire prevention missed the mark – by 690%
Gov. Gavin Newsom delivered drastic cuts to wildfire prevention budgets for Cal Fire and misled the state on top-priority wildfire prevention efforts as California suffered its worst wildfire season in history, a report found.
June 23, 2021
Vaccinated Californians can go to work maskless, state rules say.
After a lengthy meeting on Thursday, California regulators have shifted the rules for mask-wearing in the workplace for…
June 17, 2021
Calif. facing labor shortage, mandates unemployment recipients start looking for work
As the Golden State stares down an historic labor shortage, the Employment Development Department will require unemployed Californians to be looking for work to receive benefits.
June 17, 2021
Taco Bell, Chipotle offering freebies for Calif. vaccine push
The giveaways – limited to June 15 – are tied to California's coronavirus vaccination incentive campaign. Here's what the restaurants are offering diners.
June 15, 2021
Buckle up: Gas taxes are increasing on July 1
For the fourth straight year, California's hefty gas tax is on the rise right as summer kicks into high gear.
June 14, 2021
Newsom, Cal-OSHA to OK vaccinated workers to go maskless on Thursday
Cal-OSHA, the principal regulator of California workplaces, has undergone a month's worth of regulatory gymnastics when it comes to mask rules.
No masks required at Disneyland for fully-vaccinated guests starting June 15
Disneyland will no longer require fully-vaccinated guests to wear face coverings beginning Tuesday, when California's strict mask rules will expire.
Dinner at the French Laundry? Newsom sweetens vaccine push with free vacations
Gov. Gavin Newsom is doubling down on his incentive-laden strategy to convince hesitant Californians to get the coronavirus vaccine.
Biden reverses Trump, agrees to send $929mil for Calif. high-speed rail
Two years after funding was cancelled by Trump officials, the Biden administration announced Friday that it is set to restore nearly $1 billion in funding for the bullet train project.
June 11, 2021