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State report: California population dropped by 182,083 people in 2020

State report: California population dropped by 182,083 people in 2020

Bethany Blankley | The Center Square contributor   (The Center Square) – The California Department of Finance released estimates Friday reporting that the Golden State lost 0.46 percent of its population in 2020. The population loss is the first the state has measured as an annual decline in the decades it has been tracking annual population data. In 2019, […]

Newsom challengers begin their campaigns for governor in California’s recall election

Newsom challengers begin their campaigns for governor in California’s recall election

Bethany Blankley | The Center Square contributor (The Center Square) – Republicans and other challengers to Gov. Gavin Newsom in an upcoming recall election have begun to launch their campaign ads. In Sacramento, Republican businessman John Cox launched his campaign with a 1,000-pound Kodiak bear called Tag. Cox calls himself “the beast” compared to “pretty boy” Newsom, […]

California releasing 76,000 inmates, including repeat felons

California releasing 76,000 inmates, including repeat felons

Bethany Blankley | The Center Square contributor (The Center Square) – The state of California is releasing 76,000 inmates, including violent and repeat felons, after the California Office of Administrative Law approved a rule change through the current budget process. Good behavior credits enable inmates to have their sentences shortened by one-third instead of the one-fifth time […]

CEO magazine: Texas, Florida best states for business; California, New York, Illinois the worst

CEO magazine: Texas, Florida best states for business; California, New York, Illinois the worst

Bethany Blankley | The Center Square contributor Tennessee, North Carolina and Indiana also among top 5 states; New York, Illinois, New Jersey and Washington near bottom (The Center Square) – For the 17th year in a row, Texas was named the “Best State for Business” by the nation’s leading CEOs in an annual survey conducted by Chief […]

Supreme Court grants relief for California church as Newsom amends singing ban for houses of worship

Supreme Court grants relief for California church as Newsom amends singing ban for houses of worship

Bethany Blankley | The Center Square contributor (The Center Square) – The state of California amended its ban on houses of worship, granting performers who previously were also banned the ability to sing on private property during the COVID-19 pandemic. The state is still recommending no singing and chanting among participants gathering at their respective houses of […]

Democratic mayors launch pilot program to implement Universal Basic Income

Democratic mayors launch pilot program to implement Universal Basic Income

Bethany Blankley | The Center Square contributor (The Center Square) – A group of 43 Democratic mayors from across the country is backing plans to provide certain low-income residents with a universal basic income. Called Mayors for a Guaranteed Income (MGI), the group argues that “economic security isn’t a new challenge or a partisan issue.” The way […]

Legislators present case against Newsom before appeals court

Legislators present case against Newsom before appeals court

Bethany Blankley | The Center Square contributor (The Center Square) – Two California state legislators presented oral arguments before the Third Circuit Court of Appeals Tuesday in their lawsuit against Gov. Gavin Newsom over whether he violated the state constitution’s separation of powers and state Emergency Services Act (CESA) by invoking numerous executive orders. Assemblyman Kevin Kiley, […]

California foster parents asked to take unaccompanied migrant children

California foster parents asked to take unaccompanied migrant children

Bethany Blankley | The Center Square contributor Republican House members estimate the costs to taxpayers is about $60 million a week (The Center Square) – The California Community Care Licensing Division (CCLD) is sending out automated emails and phone calls to foster parents asking if they will take between one and 26 or more unaccompanied migrant children […]

Criticism, lawsuits continue against California cities requiring ‘Hero Pay’

Criticism, lawsuits continue against California cities requiring ‘Hero Pay’

Bethany Blankley | The Center Square contributor (The Center Square) – After the Long Beach City Council voted to mandate that some companies pay employees “hero pay,” the grocery chain Kroger announced it was closing at least three of its area stores. In Long Beach, the City Council voted to implement a COVID-19-related “hero pay” ordinance, which […]

More than half of California adults have been partially vaccinated, CDC says

More than half of California adults have been partially vaccinated, CDC says

Bethany Blankley | The Center Square contributor (The Center Square) – More than percent of Californians aged 18 and older have been at least partially vaccinated, according to the latest data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. California ranks 11th among all states, according to CDC data, but has a higher proportion of adults compared […]

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