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Assembly approves bill establishing state-run retirement accounts for all

Assembly approves bill establishing state-run retirement accounts for all

A savings-for-all plan passed the Assembly on Thursday that, if signed into law, will automatically enroll many employees into a state-run individual retirement system. Secure Choice, if implemented, would require employers of five or more people to automatically enroll employees into portable retirement accounts, with an opt-out clause for the individual. Proponents of the measure […]

Affordable housing deal appears dead for the year

Affordable housing deal appears dead for the year

New analysis ranks California nearly last in liberty

New analysis ranks California nearly last in liberty

By Matt Fleming When it comes to liberty, California is one of the most restrictive states on its citizens, according to a new study. The Cato Institute, a libertarian think tank, in its “Freedom in the 50 States” report divided liberty into three categories: personal, fiscal and regulatory. And while the Golden State ranked high (16th) in personal […]

Four things to watch for in the Legislature in August

Four things to watch for in the Legislature in August

Battleground 2016: Top Legislative Races

Battleground 2016: Top Legislative Races

. Republicans in the state Legislature are thought to have a challenging election cycle this year. The outcome in November will determine whether the GOP has enough seats in the state Assembly and state Senate to maintain relevance in legislative matters. Many factors are contributing to the angst, not the least of which is that […]

Californians approve of Brown, Obama and CA — country, not so much

Californians approve of Brown, Obama and CA — country, not so much

Sanchez has uphill climb for Senate even after encouraging poll, endorsements

Sanchez has uphill climb for Senate even after encouraging poll, endorsements

17 Initiatives Qualify for November Ballot

17 Initiatives Qualify for November Ballot

Voters have been warned for a while to be prepared for a seemingly never-ending series of ballot measures, and on Thursday the secretary of state released the final list of what initiatives qualified. Seventeen total. And while voters will read and learn more as the campaigns unfold between now and Election Day, here is a […]

Study: Auto voter registration adds 2 million voters in first year

Study: Auto voter registration adds 2 million voters in first year

Republicans in Legislature poised to increase diversity in 2016

Republicans in Legislature poised to increase diversity in 2016

Buried beneath the headlines of Donald Trump’s comments of the day and the relatively new top-two primary format that weeded out Republicans from a statewide partisan race for the first time ever rests one nugget of good news for the California GOP. With a little luck at the ballot box, Republicans in the Legislature are […]

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