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The Legislative Analyst’s Office has just published the following report: The 2019-20 Budget: The Governor’s Individual Health Insurance Market Affordability Proposals. This report provides our assessment of the Governor’s proposals to (1) create a state requirement that most Californians purchase health insurance coverage (referred to as an “individual mandate”) or …continue reading

The playground in Pioneer Park, located at 2700 Chapman Avenue, will be tentatively closed from Monday, February 11 through Friday, February 15 for work involving the demolition and re-surfacing of the playground floor, weather permitting. The material used for re-surfacing is made from California recycled tires. For more information on …continue reading

A reader recently poked me about the California State Controller’s unclaimed property department. The reader simply emailed me a link to the unclaimed property web page with no explanation. According to that page: California’s Unclaimed Property Law requires banks, insurance companies, corporations, and certain other entities to report and submit …continue reading


The Legislative Analyst’s Office has just published the following report: California’s Education System: A 2019 Guide The LAO is launching a new product—a visual guide covering every major area of California’s education system. The guide has information on early education, K-12 education, adult precollegiate education, undergraduate education, graduate education, and …continue reading

In a new paper, EPI Research Director Josh Bivens examines the economic costs and benefits of Airbnb’s expansion into U.S. cities. He finds that the costs Airbnb imposes likely outweigh the benefits for city residents, and certainly provide no reason for local policymakers to change local regulations and tax structures …continue reading

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra issued the following statement denouncing the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB) rollback of the Payday Lending Rule that protects consumers from the worst harms associated with short-term payday lending: “It is senseless for the CFPB to scrap a rule that prevents harms associated with predatory …continue reading

Harley Rouda

Rep. Harley Rouda (CA-48) released the following statement in recognition of Tết, the Vietnamese Lunar New Year. “I am proud to join the Vietnamese-Americans of Orange County as they celebrate Tết, and welcome the Year of the Pig. The community of Vietnamese heritage has enriched our whole community, and the …continue reading

Governor Brown recently signed into law a bill co-sponsored by Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) that will fight opioid addiction.

Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) announced that she has earned a 100 percent score from the nonpartisan National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) on its 2018 legislative score card. The NFIB advocates for America’s small and independent business owners, representing more than 300,000 members nationally and more than 20,000 in …continue reading