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California podría reducir su nuevo programa de préstamos hipotecarios diseñado para ayudar a primeros compradores de vivienda

EN RESUMEN El gobernador Newsom quiere gastar $300 millones el primer año, lo que podría ayudar a unos 2,300 compradores. Pero los precios de las viviendas están cayendo y las tasas hipotecarias están aumentando, lo que complica el lanzamiento del …

Who buys electric cars in California — and who doesn’t?

Communities with high concentrations of electric cars are affluent, college-educated and at least 75% white and Asian — revealing the enormous task that California faces electrifying the entire fleet.

Hydrogen might be carbon-free but it can still damage California’s climate

A growing body of research warns that hydrogen itself can be a powerful contributor to global warming but neither local agencies nor California regulators seem to be paying attention.

State may scale down its new home loan program designed to assist first-time homebuyers

Gov. Newsom wants to spend $300 million the first year, which could help about 2,300 buyers. But home prices are falling and mortgage rates are rising, complicating the launch.

More pain for CA forced sterilization patients

Patients who were already victimized once by California’s forced sterilization program — and who are running out of time to claim state compensation — were nearly victimized again. This time, it’s because of a data breach that exposed their personal …

Third time possibly the charm for Newsom’s campaign to limit oil profits

After two false starts, California Gov. Gavin Newsom is trying again to set limits on oil refinery profits and impose penalties for exceeding them.

A boom for concealed carry classes, but long waits for permits

Many more gun owners are seeking California concealed carry permits, even in blue, coastal counties. Gov. Newsom and Democrats in the Legislature are trying again to limit where weapons are allowed.

Aumentan los desalojos y los inquilinos en el condado de Los Ángeles buscan ayuda; protecciones terminan este 31 de Marzo

EN RESUMEN Las protecciones de inquilinos del condado de Los Ángeles afectados por la pandemia del Covid-19  vencen el 31 de marzo. Pero los defensores ya predicen un aumento en los desalojos, ya que los propietarios están buscando una recuperación …

Evictions rise, tenants scramble for help as LA County protections expire

L.A. County's tenant pandemic protections expire March 31. But already advocates predict a spike in evictions, as landlords seek financial recovery.

CalMatters journalists nominated 7 times in Sacramento Press Club Awards

The 3rd Annual Sacramento Press Club Awards honor the best California politics and policy journalism.

How the California Reparations Task Force is crafting its recommendations

As the California Reparations Task Force finalizes its recommendations for the Legislature, a member lays out the committee's guiding principles and how their work aligns with international protocols and the examples set by other countries that provided reparations.

Labor hits back on business-led CA ballot measures

From CalMatters state Capitol reporter Sameea Kamal: It’s become a key part of the big business playbook: If an industry doesn’t like a California law, it uses the referendum process to try and overturn it. Already on the November 2024 …

Should California referendum law become harder to use?

California business interests increasingly use ballot measures to block or delay laws imposing new regulations. Progressive groups want to make such actions more difficult.

Fallo judicial abre la puerta a proyecto de ley para sindicalizar a conductores temporales, dicen activistas

EN RESUMEN Un fallo judicial la semana pasada respaldó la mayor parte de una iniciativa para trabajadores temporales realizada en 2020, pero encontró que parte de la medida no era válida. La parte anulada por el tribunal abre la puerta …

Mobile home parks offer refuge from California’s housing squeeze. Who’s watching them?

Mobile home parks are a last bastion of unsubsidized affordable housing in California. But when the health and safety of their residents is on the line, is the state doing enough to help?

CalPERS pagará $800 millones en acuerdo judicial por reclamos de que engañó a los jubilados sobre los costos del seguro de atención a largo plazo

EN RESUMEN Los trabajadores jubilados del gobierno de California obtendrán decenas de miles de dólares si renuncian a su seguro de atención a largo plazo. Read this article in English. CalPERS se está preparando para pagar aproximadamente $800 millones para …

Homelessness, rehabilitation and health care: What to know about Newsom’s legacy tour

Gov. Gavin Newsom starts defining his legacy on a four-day statewide tour that focuses on priorities interrupted by crisis and the COVID pandemic, including homelessness, criminal justice and health care.

CalPERS to pay $800 million settlement over claims it misled retirees on costs of long-term care insurance

Retired California government workers will get tens of thousands of dollars if they give up their long-term care insurance.

AI poses difficult policy questions. California lawmakers should answer them

Artificial intelligence will pour gasoline onto existing tech battles while also introducing a whole new set of policy problems. With partisan gridlock hindering Washington D.C., the early battles could be waged in Sacramento.

Court ruling opens door to gig driver unionization bill, union says

A court ruling last week upheld much of a 2020 gig-worker initiative, but found part of the measure was invalid. The part the court struck down opens the door to driver unionization legislation, according to labor advocates challenging the initiative.

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