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Bill proposes bond measure for offshore wind energy

In a step toward building the first massive wind farms off California’s coast, three Assemblymembers on Feb. 12 proposed a $1 billion bond act...

State Parks recommends grant for Gilroy trail 

State Parks has recommended that the Federal Highway Administration’s Recreation Trails grant program (RTP) spend $6.7 million for seven local non-motorized trail projects in...

Snow survey shows modest increase, warmer year

With the web-footed walk that happens in snowshoes, Sean de Guzman, manager of the state snow surveys and water supply forecasting unit in the...

Newsom outlines plan for state budget deficit

California is in a budget hole, its depth measured not in feet, but in dollars. How deep? A projected $38 billion deficit, according to Gov....

State approves rules that turn sewage into drinking water

In a milestone for creating a major new source of drinking water, California has approved its first standards for turning sewage into potable water...

New law gives workers more paid sick days

California workers will be guaranteed five paid sick days a year starting Jan. 1, up from the three days that employers are currently required...

2024 law makes opiate antagonists more widely available, liability free

As California tackles its fentanyl crisis, two new laws will be taking effect in January that will make drugs that reverse the effects of...

California’s food insecurity rises as pandemic aid ends

Food insecurity in California ticked upward over the past year, bringing the share of hardship back up to levels early in the Covid-19 pandemic,...

State’s gas tax revenue projected to drop by $6B

California’s funding from gas taxes will drop by nearly $6 billion in the next decade due to the state’s electric car rules and other...

Housing wins as Rivas shuffles Legislature leadership deck

Who’s up and who’s down? When the news broke late Nov. 21 that new Assembly Speaker Robert Rivas picked new committee chairpersons and canned...

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