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Newsom Rocks the Gig Economy, Signs AB 5 Labor Bill

SACRAMENTO — Gov. Gavin Newsom on Wednesday signed sweeping labor legislation that aims to give wage and benefit protections to California rideshare drivers at companies like Uber and Lyft and to workers across other industries. The closely watched proposal...
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Joel Fox: Changing Prop. 13 Could Worsen Housing Crisis

For four decades, Proposition 13, the property tax reform that passed in 1978, has been blamed for many of the ills that have befallen California. Opinion Joel Fox Special to CALmatters High housing costs were a constant refrain during the te...
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Rent Control Fuels Costliest Fight on California 2018 Ballot

SACRAMENTO — A Los Angeles-based health care nonprofit known for funding controversial ballot measures is waging an expensive battle with the real estate industry over rent control in California. The AIDS Healthcare Foundation has poured more than $12 milli...
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Fresno Unified and Teachers Union Will Study Parcel Tax

A side letter in the new labor contract between Fresno Unified School District and the Fresno Teachers Association calls for a joint study of potential ballot measures — including a parcel tax — to help the district "reduce class sizes, improve student achieve...