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06/20/2024

Local leaders gather at the René C. Davidson Courthouse in Oakland on June 18, 2024, to call for the Alameda County district attorney to resentence all death penalty cases in the county. Photo by Florence Middleton, CalMatters

06/19/2024

State regulators propose rules on evaluating workers and job applicants with AI.

06/19/2024

Hundreds of thousands of California health care workers expect to get a raise under a new law that sets a higher minimum wage for them. The law has a number of variables, including when it will actually take effect.

06/19/2024

A minor miracle occurred in the California Capitol 50 years ago this month when a bipartisan majority of state senators refused to accept a pork-laden budget that was drafted in secret by two powerful legislators.

06/19/2024

Die-offs from algae blooms in San Francisco and Delta water diversions have left a giant, shark-like, prehistoric creature at risk. State wildlife officials approved white sturgeon as a candidate for listing, which triggers protection.

06/19/2024

Assemblymembers debate a bill on the Assembly floor at the state Capitol in Sacramento on June 13, 2024. Photo by Cristian Gonzalez for CalMatters

06/18/2024

A California bill would temporarily halt large transactions if a financial institution suspects elder fraud. Will the bill prevent seniors from accessing their bank accounts for legitimate expenses?

06/18/2024

A federal judge in April ordered Alameda County to review more than 30 of its death penalty convictions after evidence emerged suggesting the District Attorney’s Office blocked Black and Jewish people from serving on juries. This week, the California Supreme …

06/18/2024

Legislation that would make it easier for restaurants to set food prices without including add-on fees is being whipped through the Capitol in warp speed.

06/18/2024

The bacteria that can cause Legionnaires’ disease have been found in a state office complex in Sacramento. An order requiring state employees to return to the office at least two days a week started Monday.

06/18/2024

A 2021 law has resulted in a $6 million penalty against Amazon for allegedly not notifying employees at two Inland Empire facilities of production targets.

06/18/2024

Business and labor groups announce an agreement to limit a California law on class-action workplace lawsuits and avoid a battle at the ballot box in November.

06/18/2024

Business and labor groups announce an agreement to limit a California law on class-action workplace lawsuits and avoid a battle at the ballot box in November.

06/18/2024

Dolores Huerta, founder of the Dolores Huerta Foundation, speaks during a rally supporting a bill to expand voter registration efforts, at the state Capitol in Sacramento on June 12, 2024. Photo by Cristian Gonzalez for CalMatters

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