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Newsom proposes lower spending on homelessness, affordable housing

After Gov. Gavin Newsom rolled out a deficit-bridging budget plan in January, advocates pushing for more affordable housing and shelters hoped he might reconsider...

Local Scene: Academic Honors

Escobedo graduates Gilroy resident Selene Escobedo, majoring in Interdisciplinary Studies, graduated from Biola University at the spring 2024 commencement ceremony. The ceremony took place on...

State weakens plan for mandatory water cuts

Facing criticism over their ambitious plan to curb urban water use, California’s regulators Tuesday weakened the proposed rules—giving water providers more years and flexibility...

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....

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...

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...

Newsom signs 56 housing bills, aiming to tackle affordable housing shortage

California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Oct. 11 signed multiple housing bills aimed at tackling the state’s lack of affordable housing and making it easier...

Robert Rivas sworn in as California Assembly speaker

It’s a day that seemed like it might not ever happen: Robert Rivas was sworn in Friday morning as speaker of the California Assembly. The...

Massive snowpack good news for drought, but flood concerns grow

The latest statewide snowpack measurement from the California Department of Water Resources is another indication that the tremendously wet winter might have been too...

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