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With a resignation rate in the past 12 months off only 2.32%, California is swimming against the tide of “The Great Resignation” that has seen employees quitting their jobs in record numbers. (See map below.) Source: WalletHub Overall, California ranks as the seventh lowest state in the country for …continue reading

Cottie Petrie-Norris

On Tuesday, January 25, 2022, as Chair of the Assembly’s Select Committee on the Orange County Oil Spill, Assemblywoman Cottie Petrie-Norris is convening a Joint Oversight Hearing with the Assembly Natural Resources Committee and Assembly Budget Subcommittee No. 3 on Climate Crisis, Resources, Energy, and Transportation. Legislators will explore the …continue reading

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With STEM jobs projected to grow 10.5% between 2020 and 2030, compared to 7.5% for other occupations, the personal-finance website WalletHub followed up on its 2022’s Best Cities for Jobs report with an in-depth analysis of 2022’s Best & Worst Metro Areas for STEM Professionals, as well as accompanying videos …continue reading

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“California’s restaurants have been hard hit by the COVID-19 pandemic. As we face a third year of COVID, we must ensure restaurants can operate safely, serve their guests and protect employees. The California Restaurant Association applauds Governor Newsom for his thoughtful budget approach, which will help thousands of small businesses …continue reading

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New reports from the California Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) find a dramatic increase in the use of behested payments, especially through the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. The FPPC, California’s governmental ethics and campaign disclosure agency, found State elected officials behested up to thirty times as much money in 2020 compared …continue reading

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The US Supreme Court has ruled that OSHA cannot use its emergency regulating powers to enforce a vaccination-or-testing mandate on employers with 100 or more employees. The per curiam ruling (pdf) states: OSHA’s COVID–19 Vaccination and Testing; Emergency Temporary Standard, 86 Fed. Reg. 61402, is stayed pending disposition of the …continue reading

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Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) issued the following statement on Governor Gavin Newsom’s budget proposal for the 2022-2023 FY. “On Monday, Governor Newsom unveiled his budget priorities for the 2022-2023 FY, and while I commend the Governor for some of his administration’s proposals, I do not believe his budget does …continue reading

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Following the announcement of $1 billion in funding from the U.S. Treasury, California homeowners who have fallen behind on home payments can now apply for a grant to repay missed mortgage payments or reverse mortgage arrearages during the COVID-19 pandemic. Information on eligibility requirements and how to apply are available …continue reading