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California Aiming to Ease Virus Rules for Workers in Mid-June

California workforce regulators will aim for a mid-June easing of workplace mask and social distancing requirements to conform with a broader state order, postponing a vote on whether to revise coronavirus safety rules for employees. Cal/OSHA’s staff said it would …

California Governor Wants Ban on New Fracking by 2024

Gov. Gavin Newsom said said California will stop issuing fracking permits by 2024 and halt all oil drilling by 2045, using his authority to take on the state’s powerful oil and gas industry in a year he will likely face …

California Governor Planning $4 B for Economic Recovery

After spending most of 2020 telling small businesses to close and limit their customers, California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Tuesday proposed $4 billion worth of state spending he says will help them survive in 2021. Newsom was the first U.S. …

Disneyland Unions Tell California Governor Resort Can Be Reopened Safely Despite Virus

Unions representing over 10,000 Disney theme park workers have told California Gov. Gavin Newsom that the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, Calif., can safely reopen when its location moves into the state’s “orange tier” of COVID-19 test positivity and adjusted case …

California Workers’ Comp Bills Signed into Law

California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a handful of bills related to workers’ compensation, including bills dealing with COVID-19 and reporting the virus in the workplace. The Legislature recessed for the year on Aug. 31, and the governor had until Sept. …

California Governor Signs Four Bills Affecting Cannabis Industry

California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed into law four bills affecting the cannabis industry, and vetoed one. The cannabis-related bills Newsom signed are: Assembly Bill 1458: Raises the label variance threshold for edible products from plus or minus 10% to plus …

New California Law Comes From Crash That Killed Kobe Bryant

Gov. Gavin Newsom has approved legislation prompted by the helicopter crash that killed Kobe Bryant and eight other people that makes it a crime for first responders to take unauthorized photos of deceased people at the scene of an accident …

California Burnin’ – a Warning Against One-Party Rule: Opinion

“California, folks, is America fast forward.” Thus said Governor Gavin Newsom, hoarsely, amid brown smoke at the North Complex Fire on Sept. 11. “What we’re experiencing right here is coming to a community all across the United States of America …

California Governor Signs Workers’ Comp Law Protecting Workers from Virus

California companies must warn their workers of any potential exposure to the coronavirus and must pay their employees workers compensation benefits if they get sick with the disease under two laws that Gov. Gavin Newsom signed last week. Newsom, a …

Health Official: California COVID-19 Cases Underreported

Figures showing California has slowed the rate of coronavirus infections may be in doubt because a technical problem has delayed reporting of test results, the state’s top health official said. For days, California hasn’t received full counts on the number …