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State Supreme Court Rules Against Immanuel, Clovis Christian Schools

The state Supreme Court denied a petition to keep schools open and overrule the state's emergency order closing them down during the COVID-19 pandemic. Two private Valley schools, Immanuel Schools of Reedley and Clovis Christian Schools, were among nine plaintiffs seeking to overturn the order. The court did not hold...

Jerry Brown’s Last Stand on Pension Reform

Six years ago, as California strained to emerge from the Great Recession, Gov. Jerry Brown worked a minor political miracle — a rebalancing of the massive state pension systems for public employees. Shuttling between unions and the strapped governments on the hook for public sector benefits and paychecks, Brown scaled...