Starting July 1, Californias minimum wage is $9 a hour, which is welcome news to many hourly employees. But a number of businesses, including growers, coffee shops and mom-and-pop retailers, say the wage hike is problematic.
Against the backdrop of a sweeping ruling declaring California’s teacher dismissal rules unconstitutional, the Assembly on Thursday unanimously passed and sent to Gov. Jerry Brown legislation speeding the teacher firing process.
Even in heavily Democratic California, President Barack Obama's job approval rating has plummeted among voters, largely on his handling of the economy, according to a new Field Poll.
California lawmakers finally voted on a state budget Sunday – but it died a partisan death.
The day after unveiling $8.2 billion in proposed tax increases mostly on high-income earners and corporations, legislative Democrats on Wednesday said they have done all they can to trim the state budget without harming education and health care.