Some extremely noteworthy measures have made it through the California legislature this year, including AB 5, which could change the game for gig-economy workers, and a measure that would enact significant statewide rental caps.
There’s also a bill that would allow college athletes to be paid for the use of their likeness. These bills could have significant repercussions and leave a lasting impact maybe even beyond the state’s borders...and they’re all happening at once. Gov. Gavin Newsom hasn’t held back in sharing his feelings and support toward some of the measures. Democrats are also currently enjoying a super majority, which hasn’t been the case since 2012, according to the Los Angeles Times. Do these bills mark a “revolutionary” legislative session?
Dan Walters, long-time CA politics observer with CALmatters, a nonprofit public interest publication
Sherry Bebitch Jeffe, former professor at the USC Price School of Public Policy; political analyst for NBC4