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Authorization of workers or excessive efforts of the government?  California’s fast food bill tests labor law

Authorization of workers or excessive efforts of the government? California’s fast food bill tests labor law

By Jackie Botts and Jesse Bedayn, CalMatters Amid growing awareness of inequality and jobs that do not pay enough to cover child care and housing, California is considering a radical proposal: Allow the state to negotiate wages, hours, and working conditions for an entire industry. Proponents of the state legislature say a solution to inequality …

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Pandemics, climate change, homelessness highlight Newsom’s original budget proposal in California

Pandemics, climate change, homelessness highlight Newsom’s original budget proposal in California

Updated 14:32 Governor Gavin Newsom on Monday laid out his plan for a record-breaking California budget of $ 286.4 billion, which includes a surplus of $ 45.7 billion. Newsom’s proposal includes billions in new funding for what he considers “existential threats” to California’s future: the pandemic, climate change, homelessness, economic inequality and public safety. Read …

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