Will lawmakers de-energize PG&E’s power to shut off the juice when the Red Flag warnings start flying again next year?
Many provisions of Senate Bill 901 have not yet taken effect, and even when they do, will impact the state gradually.
There’s no telling the future, but here we give you some cursory predictions about a handful of local issues.
The passage of Proposition 64 may seem like the end of prohibition, but it doesn’t mean anything goes.
A new law spurred by the Brock Turner case mandates state prison time for those convicted of sexually assaulting an unconscious victim.
California’s political elite, including Gov. Jerry Brown, turned out in mass Wednesday at the State Capitol to honor the late former State Sen. John Vasconcellos. “John always believed people were born good,” Brown said. “I have a darker view.”
A gut-and-amend state Senate bill that would restrict nonprofits from spending taxpayer cash for political purposes has elicited opposition from K-12 and community college associations, various local governments—including San Jose—and the nonprofits that get money from them. That and more at Wednesday’s Rules and Open Government Committee meeting.
Since their advent in the mid-80s, enterprise zones have sparked economic development. But, in some cases, these geographic areas that provide companies a litany of tax breaks have also granted corporations a chance to game the system. Two competing bills in the state legislature could either eliminate these zones or modify their scope. On Wednesday, San Jose’s Rules and Open Government Committee will consider taking a stance on the bills, as well as discuss the future of the Willow Glen trestle.