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Viewpoint: A New California Law Means New Obligations for Insurance Producers

Recent action by California Gov. Gavin Newsom should be of real interest to insurance agents and brokers doing business in the Golden State. With a swipe of his pen, Newsom signed into law Senate Bill 1242, written by the Senate …

Viewpoint: Wildfires Should be California’s No. 1 Priority When it Comes to Climate Change

In an Executive Order dated September 25, California Gov. Gavin Newsom directed all agencies of state government to double down on their efforts to address climate change. The governor, state agencies and the Legislature are spending billions of dollars in …

California Democrats Split on Tax Plan to Drive EV Sales

A California ballot measure that would tax the rich to help put more electric cars on the road may seem tailor-made to win support from Democrats in a state known for climate leadership, but Proposition 30 has one notable opponent: …

California Governor Approves Farmworker Unionization Law

A broadly smiling California Gov. Gavin Newsom joined about two dozen jubilant, cheering farmworkers camped outside the state Capitol this week to sign one of the most contentious bills before him this year, reversing course on a measure to help …

California to Allow Lawsuits Against ‘Cyber Flashers’

Californians who find themselves victims of “cyber flashing” can sue under a new law signed by Gov. Gavin Newsom. The law aims to punish and deter those who send unsolicited sexually explicit messages via text, email, or other electronic means. …

Restaurants Working to Halt New California Fast Food Worker Law

Restaurant owners moved recently to at least temporarily block a nation-leading new California law giving more power to fast food workers. The owners want the state’s voters to ultimately decide the law’s fate. A coalition calling itself Protect Neighborhood Restaurants …

NYT Piece Calls out ‘Summer of Climate Disasters’

Insurance professionals in the alternative energies sector may want to take note of a recent Bloomberg opinion piece that focuses on supply chain and supply chain risks due to rising energy costs. It calls 2022 “a blockbuster year for energy …

California Governor Acting to Advance Wildfire Recovery

California Gov. Gavin Newsom proclaimed states of emergency in Santa Barbara and Monterey counties on Friday to help the process of recovery from recent wildfires. The proclamations allow the California Department of Transportation to request immediate federal assistance for highway …

California Budget Aims to Tackle Climate Change, Wildfires, Crime

California Gov. Gavin Newsom proposed a $286.4 billion budget that sets off months of budget talks with his fellow Democrats, who control the state Legislature, before the new fiscal year begins July 1. Newsom focused much of his budget proposal …

California Governor Wants $2.7B to Battle Pandemic, Seeks More Time off for Sick Workers

With new coronavirus cases surging across the state, California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s administration on Saturday proposed spending another $2.7 billion to expand testing and boost hospital staffing, while calling for a new law to give workers more paid time off …