To derail Donald Trump’s domestic agenda, the left is bolstering the autonomy of states and cities to protect minorities, the poor, the undocumented and our ecosystems.
The progressive activist compiled an impressive record in California and local politics—from 18 years in the state Capitol to a variety of community crusades. Even shelter animals benefited from his work.
While most voters’ attention is on the presidential primary and national-level races, it’s the legislative election that matters to the most powerful political force in the Golden State—big business.
The bill, which would have penalized companies that refuse to cooperate with the government over encrypted phones, did not go to a vote.
Researchers say it is already too late for Miami and New Orleans, which will be overcome by rising sea levels caused by man-made climate change. Under a worst-case scenario, New York could be unlivable by 2085.
California's State Water Resources Control Board on Tuesday expanded emergency regulations regarding the state's use of water.
Jose Ramirez could have walked away from Avenal, Calif., where the jobs are drying up like the ground, but he's determined to save his community.
Something seems familiar about this scene: On Monday, California's former and now repeat Gov. Jerry Brown made his status official at a swearing-in ceremony in Sacramento, apparently comfortable enough in his position to get a bit goofy with the occasion.
We all know the drill by now: Conservative legislator, predominantly of the male variety, gets elected on pro-family-values platform, is accused of engaging in some kind of sexual activity that goes against said platform, and then resigns after some attempt to deny or reframe the offending sexual scenario. California's Mike Duvall, however, gets some points for originality.
Soon California can stop being the butt of jokes -- although seriously, Alabama, let's not point fingers. Party elders in Sacramento have reached an agreement that should balance the budget with $15.5 billion in cuts that will hurt students, the poor, children and the elderly. Republicans, who make up only about a third of the state Legislature, managed to thwart any new taxes.