By Western Center on Law & Poverty
California has long stood out as a state that innovates and leads. As you begin your term, we at the Western Center on Law and Poverty are ready to work with... Read More »
THE BUZZ: Governing America’s biggest state ain’t easy.
— That fact was reinforced for Gov.-elect Gavin Newsom some 36 hours after he was decisively declared California’s incoming leader. With Gov. Jerry Brown out of state, Newsom was in charge as... Read More »
Often one of the first steps to helping people out of homelessness is getting them a steady job.
But what about the thousands of homeless Californians who are already working?
Pinning down exactly how many Californians are working while homeless... Read More »
Proposition 10 would give cities the ability to expand rent control, including potentially to more buildings. It would do that by repealing the Costa Hawkins Rental Housing Act, a state law that limits how cities can apply rent control.
Right... Read More »
Civil rights lawyers have settled a lawsuit accusing the Los Angeles Superior Court of improperly ordering driver’s license suspensions for people who couldn’t afford to pay their traffic ticket fines, saying the court has agreed to notify drivers that they... Read More »
For much of the past year, anti-poverty and immigrant-rights advocates have worried that the Trump administration would reshape immigration policy on the sly. In particular, they were concerned that hard-liners in the administration would use an obscure regulatory change about... Read More »