The United Healthcare Workers West union is trying to qualify a ballot measure for November that could reduce patient access to treatment, and using it as leverage to organize workers at dialysis clinics.
On March 21, 2018, a federal judge is getting a tutorial on climate change as part of a lawsuit filed by Oakland and San Francisco against oil companies. These suits will undermine California's winning formula on global warming.
For years residents have questioned why the state has been allowed to sidestep its own rules requiring assessments of health and environmental harm before applying pesticides. A judge considered those same questions and issued an injunction.
Developers point a finger at the California Environmental Quality Act as a key obstacle to building more housing. But today's streamlined CEQA protects public health and natural resources while giving voice to disadvantaged communities.
On Wednesday, the state Senate and Assembly committees on elections are conducting a joint hearing. We face more sophisticated cybersecurity threats every day and cannot afford to be complacent about the security of our elections.