Delivery food2 wiki commons ahrbearThe California legislator who rocked the gig economy with her law defining employee status ... now has a new bill designed to protect restaurants from food delivery apps.

Story by Randol White.

(Photo: ahrbear – Wikimedia Commons)

 

 

 

101119privateprisons pThe U.S. Justice Department sues California over push to ban private prisons.      

The law signed by Governor Gavin Newsom last year blocks the state from renewing or entering into new contracts with private prisons. By 2028, the facilities will be banned altogether.

Story by Scott Rodd.

(Photo: This Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2019, photo shows the Adelanto U.S. Immigration and Enforcement Processing Center operated by GEO Group, Inc. (GEO) a Florida-based company specializing in privatized corrections in Adelanto, Calif. - Chris Carlson / AP Photo)

082318Homelessness1 pCalifornia Governor Gavin Newsom wants to commit $1.4 billion in this year’s budget to fighting homelessness. But a report from the non-partisan Legislative Analyst’s Office says there needs to be a better strategy behind those dollars.

Story by Scott Rodd.

(Photo: By some estimates, California is short more than a million rental units that are affordable to extremely low-income residents - Adriene Hill / California Dream)

 

 

 

 

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