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California Democrats Rally Around Union As Leader Resigns Over Felony Charges

California Democrats Rally Around Union As Leader Resigns Over Felony Charges

By Cole Lauterbach | The Center Square (The Center Square) – One of California’s largest unions has new leadership after its former director learned she’s facing several felony charges.  California Attorney General Rob Bonta filed 14 felony charges, including tax fraud, embezzlement and perjury, against Service Employees International Union Local 721 Director Alma Hernández.  Bonta said […]

California Must Keep Public Workers Insured When They Strike

California Must Keep Public Workers Insured When They Strike

By Cole Lauterbach | The Center Square (The Center Square) – A new law forbids any public entity in California from pulling health insurance from a worker who’s walked off the job, something critics say already is a federal protection. Gov. Gavin Newsom signed legislation that codifies organizations such as colleges and universities must keep a […]

California To Fine Retailers Without ‘Gender Neutral’ Toy Aisles

California To Fine Retailers Without ‘Gender Neutral’ Toy Aisles

By Cole Lauterbach | The Center Square (The Center Square) – Many businesses in California that sell children’s products now have to make clear a section not aimed at one of the two traditional genders or face penalties.  Gov. Gavin Newsom signed Assembly Bill 1084 into law, which requires retailers with children’s sections to designate and label a […]

Reject Tribalism, Embrace Authenticity: The Future Is Post-Partisan Mavericky, But Not In The McCain Way

Reject Tribalism, Embrace Authenticity: The Future Is Post-Partisan Mavericky, But Not In The McCain Way

Opinion By Marc Ang Krysten Sinema has made news and shocked the Beltway types for making some “mavericky” moves as of late, choosing not to green light the Democrats’ spending bill, voting along with her colleague Joe Manchin to put the brakes on runaway spending. I’ve seen articles opine on how she should be more […]

San Diego Charter School Teachers To Hold Vote On Whether To Decertify From Union

San Diego Charter School Teachers To Hold Vote On Whether To Decertify From Union

Bethany Blankley | The Center Square Ken Wolter / Shutterstock.com (The Center Square) – After nearly two years of what they said was union-created legal delays, teachers at Gompers Preparatory Academy in San Diego have the opportunity to vote out a union that many didn’t want in the first place. Gompers’ chemistry teacher Kristie Chiscano […]

California Lawmakers Send Newsom Bill That Could Ban Gas Generators

California Lawmakers Send Newsom Bill That Could Ban Gas Generators

By Cole Lauterbach | The Center Square (The Center Square) – Legislation to restrict the use of gas-powered landscaping equipment in California also would outlaw portable generators in a state only a year removed from rolling power outages amid deadly heat. Lawmakers have sent Gov. Gavin Newsom Assembly Bill 1346. The bill’s sponsor, Assembly Member Marc Berman, […]

Los Angeles Police Officers Sue City Over Vaccine Mandate

Los Angeles Police Officers Sue City Over Vaccine Mandate

Bethany Blankley | The Center Square Los Angeles Police Department rescue truck parked on the street during Academy Awards on March 02, 2014. Betto Rodrigues / Shutterstock.com (The Center Square) – Six Los Angeles police officers are suing the city, arguing that its vaccine mandate is unconstitutional and violates federal and California laws. The Pacific […]

California Sheriff Says He Won’t Enforce Vaccine Mandates

California Sheriff Says He Won’t Enforce Vaccine Mandates

By Bethany Blankley | The Center Square (The Center Square) – Riverside County Sheriff Chad Bianco said he would not enforce a vaccine mandate in his county in the wake of Los Angeles County issuing vaccine mandates and after President Joe Biden issued an executive order directing OSHA to regulate and enforce a vaccine mandate […]

Feds Say California Too Expensive To Welcome Afghan Refugees

Feds Say California Too Expensive To Welcome Afghan Refugees

By Cole Lauterbach | The Center Square Homayoun Khamosh talks on the telephone with a customer about the Afghan elections outside of his market, Pamir Food Mart, in Little Kabul area of Fremont, Calif., on Saturday, Oct. 9, 2004. Residents of Little Kabul comprise the nation’s largest concentration of Afghan emigres. Paul Sakuma / AP (The […]

Federal Judge Rejects Call To Cancel Newsom Recall

Federal Judge Rejects Call To Cancel Newsom Recall

By Cole Lauterbach | The Center Square California Gov. Gavin Newsom fields questions on Tuesday, May 11, 2021, in Los Angeles. Marcio Jose Sanchez / AP (The Center Square) – A federal judge for the Central District of California rejected a request to either scrap Gov. Gavin Newsom’s recall or allow his name to be added […]

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