What Happened in California Is a Cautionary Tale for Us All

A voter-approved measure strips gig workers of basic protections enjoyed by employees in other businesses. What happened in California? Despite the state’s liberal reputation, voters there last week approved Proposition 22, a ballot initiative exempting many gig companies from state workplace laws and stripping their workers of basic, essential protections. Uber, Instacart, Lyft, DoorDash and… Read More What Happened in California Is a Cautionary Tale for Us All

California Death penalty repeal dead: Prop. 34

(11-07) 05:09 PST SACRAMENTO — Proposition 34, an initiative to repeal California’s seldom-used but politically potent death penalty law, looked dead with nearly 95 percent of the votes counted Wednesday. The measure would reduce the maximum sentence for capital murder to life in prison without the possibility of parole and would apply retroactively to the more than 720… Read More California Death penalty repeal dead: Prop. 34

Prop. 36: ‘Three strikes’ changes approved

California voters overwhelmingly approved changes to the state’s tough “three strikes” law on Tuesday, ending a practice in which prosecutors could seek 25-years-to-life sentences for defendants even if their latest offense – their third strike – was neither serious nor violent. The law, approved by state voters in 2004, aimed to lock up career criminals like Richard Allen… Read More Prop. 36: ‘Three strikes’ changes approved