California will halt sales of new gasoline-powered passenger cars and trucks by 2035, Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Wednesday, a move he says will cut greenhouse gas emissions by 35% in the nation’s most populous state.
California is the epicenter of the nation’s housing affordability crisis, with homelessness rates increasing by more than 16 percent from 2018 to 2019. Rising housing costs and so many Californians unhoused are considered the primary concerns of most voters, and state leaders have grappled with how to respond.
Several hundred people turned out to protest Wednesday in downtown L.A. in response to a Kentucky grand jury's decision not to hold any police officers criminally liable for the killing of Breonna Taylor.
California’s unemployment system will stop accepting new claims for the next two weeks, following the publication of a report finding the state’s Employment Development Department (EDD) in need of immediate reforms.