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Newsom Signs Bill Pushing Back Public School Start Times

Students in middle school and high school can sleep in later beginning in 2022, thanks to legislation signed by Gov. Gavin Newsom on Sunday. Senate Bill 328, which was authored by state Sen. Anthony Portantino, bans public high schools from starting before ...
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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...

How Valley Lawmakers Voted on Vaccine Exemption Bill

SB 276 is one of the most emotional bills debated in the state Legislature this year. It would create greater state oversight on how doctors grant medical exemptions from vaccines for public or private school students. David Taub Politics 101 ...
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Newsom Signs Landmark Police Use-of-Force Bill

By Dan Morain and Laurel Rosenhall, CalMatters California will soon have a tougher new legal standard for the use of deadly force by police, under legislation Gov. Gavin Newsom signed Monday that was inspired by last year’s fatal shooting of a young, unarme...