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California governor wants to restrict smartphone usage in schools

Jun. 18, 2024 17:21 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Tuesday that he wants to restrict students' usage of smartphones during the school day, citing the mental health risks of social media. The announcement, which was first reported by Politico, comes a day after U.S....

California's Democratic leaders clash with businesses over curbing retail theft. Here's what to know

Jun. 15, 2024 00:21 AM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — With retail theft increasing, California Democratic leadership is clashing with a coalition of law enforcement and business groups in a fierce political fight over how to crack down on the problem. State lawmakers are trying to preserve progressive policies and stay away...

California Legislature rejects many of Gov. Gavin Newsom's budget cuts as negotiations continue

Jun. 13, 2024 18:53 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The California Legislature on Thursday rejected many of Gov. Gavin Newsom's most difficult budget cuts, choosing instead to speed-up a temporary tax increase on some businesses to help address an estimated $45 billion deficit while preserving spending on many social...

California legislators break with Gov. Newsom over loan to keep state's last nuclear plant running

Jun. 13, 2024 18:17 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The California Legislature signaled its intent on Thursday to cancel a $400 million loan payment to help finance a longer lifespan for the state’s last nuclear power plant, exposing a rift with Gov. Gavin Newsom who says that the power is critical to safeguarding energy...

With 1 out of 3 Californians on Medicaid, doctors push ballot measure to force state to pay more

Jun. 12, 2024 00:20 AM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom last year agreed to a tax increase that aimed to do two things: Help balance a budget with a multibillion-dollar shortfall, and pay doctors more money to treat patients covered by Medicaid — the taxpayer-funded health insurance program for...

California is sitting on millions that could boost wage theft response

Jun. 10, 2024 12:12 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — As lobbyists for businesses and labor groups negotiate with Gov. Gavin Newsom’s administration on how to amend a unique California labor law that allows workers to sue their bosses, the two sides seem to agree on at least one puzzling reality. The law,...

Money-making L.A. hospitals quit delivering babies. Inside the fight to keep one labor ward open.

Jun. 07, 2024 15:43 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Detranay Blankenship was 16 weeks pregnant when she found out she was expecting. The days passed quickly, and soon she was 7 centimeters dilated at Martin Luther King Jr. Community Hospital. The 26-year-old first-time mom wasn’t sure what to expect during...

Court ruling will allow student housing at UC Berkeley’s People’s Park, a counterculture landmark

Jun. 06, 2024 18:56 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — People’s Park in Berkeley, which since the Vietnam War has been a site for protests and counterculture movements, can be converted into student housing for the University of California, the state Supreme Court ruled Thursday, capping a yearslong legal fight over the...

How shots instead of pills could change California’s homeless crisis

Jun. 04, 2024 15:49 PM EDT

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) — As Dr. Rishi Patel’s street medicine van bounces over dirt roads and empty fields in rural Kern County, he’s looking for a particular patient he knows is overdue for her shot. The woman, who has schizophrenia and has been living outside for five...

California governor criticized for proposal to eliminate health benefit for some disabled immigrants

May. 31, 2024 06:40 AM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom vowed he would not fix the state's budget deficit by taking away health insurance from low-income adults living in the country without legal permission, calling the state's policy “something I believe in.” But Newsom would...