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Walters: Banning Not Just a City’s Name

Banning is the name of a small city in Southern California, but also applies to a pervasive theme of the Legislature this year. The 1,042 bills that passed the Legislature and the 870 signed by Gov. Gavin Newsom included an extraordinary number that used the state’s police powers to prohibit activities...

Walters: A New Front in Battle Over Gig Workers

One of the most contentious – and potentially far-reaching – bills of the current legislative session is Assembly Bill 5, which would draw a legal line between the definitions of employees and contractors. AB 5, carried by Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez, a San Diego Democrat, is an outgrowth of a state...