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Nation Jul 08Governor asks Californians to voluntarily cut water use by 15 percent
California's most important reservoirs will likely reach historic lows later this year.
Nation Jul 07California to pay victims of forced, coerced sterilizations
California lawmakers have approved reparations for people who were either forcibly or coercively sterilized by the state. California's program forcibly sterilized 20,000 people with mental illnesses, physical disabilities and other traits deemed undesirable.
Economy Jun 21California weighs extending eviction protections past June
California Governor Gavin Newsom and lawmakers are negotiating whether to extend the state's ban on evictions for unpaid rent.
Economy May 14California budget has $35 million for basic income pilot programs
Newsom's proposal, announced Friday, would not create a statewide guaranteed income program. Instead, it sets aside $35 million over five years to help local governments fund pilot programs.
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.