Supporters swayed moderate Democrats by removing a provision that would have put fast food corporations on the hook for labor violations at franchise locations, but industry lobbying and opposition from his own Department of Finance could convince Newsom to veto the bill.
With time running out, state lawmakers likely will have to choose between alienating a powerful union and streamlining affordable housing development, as construction trades are at an impasse regarding their support for key housing legislation.
A new bill aimed at increasing affordable housing construction is back by California’s carpenters’ unions, but the Construction and Building Trades Council is opposed, saying it doesn't guarantee union wages.
Roughly 360,000 UC and CSU students may soon receive about $1,000 to $3,000 to fund their educations this fall as part of California’s effort to make college debt-free. Another form of aid to help more community college students has a less clear path