News Clips

Our running list of CA Fwd news coverage, alongside selected items on reform in California.

For press inquiries, please contact Jania Palacios (520-404-7643, jania@cafwd.org).

California can’t stop global warming alone, but it can fix its highways

The governor is in Europe saving the planet. The Legislature is on a monthlong vacation. And we motorists keep getting our cars beat up on California highways. Read more

California drought: High court hands setback to water conservation fight

Rejecting the pleas of California officials worried about water conservation, the state Supreme Court on Wednesday left intact a lower court ruling that makes it tougher for cities and water districts to impose punishing higher rates on water wasters. Read more

Republicans open to new road fees—with strings attached

When the California Legislature reconvenes next month for a special session on road funding, Republicans will be in the front seat — because Democrats need GOP support to impose new taxes or fees. Read more

L.A. County supervisors agree to boost minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2020

Organized labor won an important victory Tuesday when the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted to increase the minimum wage to $15, but it now faces a more daunting political challenge: convincing other local governments to join the movement. Read more

Nonprofit leaders propose tax to fight poverty

Less than a month after California lawmakers approved a state budget that included more money to help people in poverty, leaders of several Southern California nonprofits have proposed a November 2016 ballot measure that would target hundreds of millions of dollars at additional anti-poverty efforts. Read more

Report: Silicon Valley’s housing affordability crisis worsens

Less than 25 percent of workers and just 40 percent of households in metro San Jose are able to rent or buy average-priced housing, according to a new report from the Silicon Valley Competitiveness and Innovation Project. Read more

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