Gov. Gavin Newsom did what his two predecessors refused to do: prohibited smoking and vaping in most areas of California state parks and beaches.
In essence, California companies can no longer hire independent contractors to perform work within the normal scope of their business. This is devastating to workers who love their freedom.
The Bill 21 prohibition on public employees wearing hijabs, turbans and yarmulkes has drawn international condemnation, but it has broad support in the battleground province.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) " California Gov. Gavin Newsom has signed a law banning most animals from circuses.The law exempts rodeos and does not apply to domesticated dogs, cats and horses. California is now the third state to enact such a ban, joining New Jersey and Hawaii.Circuses have been declining in popularity. The most well-known act, the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, closed in 2017 after 146 years of performances.At least 18 circuses don't use animals [
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) - Maine residents will decide the fate of a new state law that eliminates religious and philosophical exemption for childhood vaccines in the state. Secretary of State Matt Dunlap announced Thursday that voters will take to the ballot box on the issue in March 2020. The announcement
A new law aims to prevent lunch shaming in California schools by making sure students have access to the meals they want. Students should receive a standard lunch even if the fees that cover their meals have not been paid, according to the new bill, which was signed into law by Gov. Gavin Newsom,
Twenty-eight U.S. states have adopted no laws that prohibit workplace discrimination targeting LGBT employees.
California proposed regulations Thursday that would give consumers more control over how companies collect and manage their personal information, including requiring a "Do Not Sell My Info" link on their websites or apps.
Officials are planning to impose the ban through legislation under a tough colonial-era emergency law.
The rule threatens to upend a decades-long practice by wealthy buyers of New York City real estate seeking to cloak their purchases in anonymity, sometimes for nefarious reasons. [ more › ]
A New York court on Thursday temporarily halted a state ban on the sale of flavored e-cigarettes, giving the embattled vaping industry a breather just a day before the state's prohibition was due to take effect.