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California may soon require all new cars to beep at drivers when they break the speed limit

"Research has shown that this does have an impact in getting people to slow down,” said state Sen. Scott Wiener, a Democrat from San Francisco and...

22.05.2024 20

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California’s massive $27.6 billion deficit pushes Gavin Newsom to suggest cutting 10,000 vacant jobs

This is the second year in a row the nation’s most populous state is facing a multibillion-dollar shortfall.

10.05.2024 40

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Frustrated by high drug prices, California will offer its own version of heavily discounted Narcan to stop fentanyl overdoses

California plans to give away many of the packs of generic Narcan for free to first responders, universities and community organizations.

30.04.2024 30

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California partners with pharma firm on generic Narcan amid opioid crisis

Amneal Pharmaceuticals will sell naloxone to California for $24 per pack, or about 40% cheaper than the market rate.

29.04.2024 10

Fortune

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California’s new $20-an-hour fast food minimum wage is so good that schools are worried they can’t compete for cafeteria workers

Last year, the Sacramento Unified School District — anticipating the law's passage — agreed to a 10% increase for its food service workers and...

04.04.2024 200

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There’s a huge Medicaid problem in California: Most doctors just won’t see those patients

Gov. Gavin Newsom and his allies in the legislature have greatly increased the number of people on Medicaid, but rates for doctors haven't kept up.

21.03.2024 10

Fortune

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California doctors struggle to treat Medicaid patients because state rates haven’t kept up

It has contributed to a crisis at some rural hospitals, some of which needed an emergency loan from the state Legislature last year to keep from...

21.03.2024 8

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Panera story is ‘absurd,’ Newsom’s office claims, insisting it’s not exempt from the minimum wage law after all

It all has to do with whether dough is baked on premises, but Panera has been exempt for months and Newsom's office has not said otherwise.

01.03.2024 7

Fortune

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California salmon boosters say Gavin Newsom's 'smoke and mirrors' can't hide the fact there's just not enough water

"So much of the work we do is, you know, you can’t see it, you can’t feel it,” the governor told the AP, insisting that "real progress" is being...

31.01.2024 10

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Gavin Newsom vows to protect youth tackle football: 'An outright ban is not the answer'

Saying he is "deeply concerned about the health and safety of our young athletes," Newsom vowed he "will not sign legislation that bans youth tackle...

17.01.2024 2

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California may become the first state to ban tackle football for kids under 12—but not until 2026

Similar bills were previously introduced in California, New York and Illinois, but they have all failed to pass.

10.01.2024 8

Fortune

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San Jose officials move to reassure on wastewater conversion: 'This is a very high tech process that ensures the water is super clean'

“Water is so precious in California. It is important that we use it more than once."

20.12.2023 30

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'Toilet to tap': California approves using recycled wastewater for drinking to help solve frequent drought

California's new rules would let — but not require — water agencies take wastewater, treat it, and then put it right back into the drinking water...

20.12.2023 10

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Gavin Newsom's guess on tax collections was off by $26 billion, and now California faces a record $68 billion budget deficit

After severe storms last winter, state officials gave people more time to pay their taxes, and Gov. Gavin Newsom drew up a budget without revenue...

08.12.2023 8

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California faces record $68 billion budget deficit as a slump in hiring and homebuying hits tax collections

Thanks to rising inflation, fewer people are buying homes and fewer businesses are hiring workers—leading to lower tax collections for the nation's...

08.12.2023 50

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With California high-speed rail projects needing at least $75 billion, Biden's White House kicks in $6 billion

California officials have only identified about $25 billion of the roughly $100 billion needed to finish the routes from LA to Las Vegas and San...

06.12.2023 10

Fortune

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Plans to bury power lines that sparked deadly California wildfires meet resistance over $5.9B cost

Pacific Gas & Electric says burying a power line reduces the chance it will start a wildfire by 99%, but regulators want cheaper and riskier solution.

17.10.2023 7

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Gavin Newsom says it's too expensive for California high schools to give out free condoms

“This bill would create an unfunded mandate to public schools that should be considered in the annual budget process,” Newsom wrote in his veto.

09.10.2023 4

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As Hollywood actors’ strike enters 12th week, Gavin Newsom just spiked a bill to give unemployment benefits to striking workers

Gavin Newsom said bill would have strained the state's struggling uneployment fund: “Now is not the time to increase costs."

02.10.2023 2

Fortune

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California to fast food workers: Your minimum wage just got raised by nearly $5 to $20 per hour

Right now, California’s fast food workers earn an average of $16.60 per hour, or just over $34,000 per year, according to the Bureau of Labor...

29.09.2023 10

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After calamitous wildfires, California hopes to avert a collapse of its home insurance market by making rules more business friendly

Many insurers have decided not to renew insurance coverage for some homeowners, or paused or restricted new business in the state.

23.09.2023 3

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The flood of insurance companies out of California is so bad that the golden state is changing its whole climate change pricing plan

California Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara has an offer to insurers, but if you own a home in a wildfire zone, watch out.

22.09.2023 2

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California orders Arrowhead bottled water to stop drawing from mountain springs it’s used for more than a century

Arrowhead bottled water traces its roots to a hotel at the base of the San Bernardino Mountains that first opened in 1885 and began selling bottled...

20.09.2023 7

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California's fast food workers get a huge raise to at least $20 hourly: 'This will give us some breathing space'

The mandatory raise would apply to all fast food restaurants in California that are part of a chain with at least 60 locations nationwide.

12.09.2023 1

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