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Economy Mar 05California to let Major League Baseball, Disneyland reopen
California divides its counties into four color-coded tiers based on the spread of the coronavirus. Attendance limits are based on what tier a county is in.
Education Mar 04California Legislature approves plan to push in-person learning
The legislation approved Thursday would give school districts $2 billion if they offer in-person instruction by the end of the month. Another $4.6 billion would be available to all school districts to help student catch up.
Economy Mar 03Employment rose among those in free money experiment, study shows
After getting $500 per month for two years without rules on how to spend it, 125 people in California paid off debt, got full-time jobs and had “statistically significant improvements" in emotional health, according to a study released Wednesday.
Nation Jan 28California lawmakers agree to help cover some unpaid rent
California lawmakers have agreed to use $2.6 billion in federal stimulus money to pay up to 80 percent of some tenants' unpaid rent. But that applies only if landlords agree to forgive the rest of their debt.
Economy Jan 25California proposal would extend eviction protections through June
To be eligible for that protection, tenants must sign a "declaration of hardship" that they they have been impacted by the pandemic and must pay at least 25% of their rent due between Sept. 1 and Jan. 31.
Politics Oct 14California GOP says it won’t remove unofficial ballot boxes
Secretary of State Alex Padilla and Attorney General Xavier Becerra, both Democrats, say the boxes are illegal. They have ordered the party to remove them by Thursday.
Politics Oct 13California orders GOP to remove unofficial ballot boxes
Padilla's office sent Republicans a cease and desist letter ordering them to remove the drop boxes by Thursday. Attorney General Xavier Becerra threatened to prosecute anyone trying to improperly solicit ballots.
Nation Sep 30California to study reparations for Black Americans
Gov. Gavin Newsom signed the law on Wednesday. It sets up a nine-member task force to come up with a plan for how the state could give reparations to Black Americans.
Nation Sep 29EPA administrator ridicules California’s proposed ban of new gas cars
Andrew Wheeler said the proposal raises significant legal questions and would increase electricity demand in a state. A spokesman for Newsom said California is leading the fight against climate change while the Trump administration tries to drive the country off…
Nation Sep 23California moves to end sales of new gas-powered cars
California would be the first state with such a rule, though Germany and France are among 15 other countries that have a similar requirement.