The state added 621,400 jobs, finally regaining the nearly 3 million that were initially lost during the COVID-19 pandemic as Gov. Gavin Newsom shut down major economic sectors. The year ended with a near record-low 4.1% unemployment.
The U.S. Supreme Court will soon decide whether states that foreclose and take equity beyond delinquent taxes violate the Fifth Amendment's takings clause and the Eighth Amendment's excessive fines clause.
In dismissing the latest iteration of the complaint, U.S. District Judge Percy Anderson found that the plaintiffs had failed to plead factual details proving that the company knowingly misled shareholders about sexual discrimination allegations and investigations in SEC filings.
A phalanx of left-leaning legislators, led by Assemblyman Alex Lee, a San Jose Democrat, introduced the new measures – a bill and a constitutional amendment – as part of a nationwide drive by progressives for wealth taxes in California and other blue states. They hope that imposing wealth taxes at the state level would spur a national tax.
The motive remains unclear as law enforcement continues to investigate the massacre in Monterey Park, near Los Angeles, that claimed its 11th fatality on Monday — although some reports cited recent personal disputes and emotional problems.
While that particular policy changed last year and now children with Medi-Cal who are system-involved or have experienced trauma theoretically have access to benefits, the ability to actually receive care has not materially improved.
These disclosures promote compliance with rules of professional conduct, which require the client, and not an unnamed entity behind the scenes, to make an informed decision at various stages of litigation.
The only practical solution is for Congress to promptly act to increase the debt ceiling, which it recently did with bipartisan support on three occasions during the Trump Administration, to protect the full faith and credit of the United States.
Among the many other examples, albeit less spectacular, has been a chronic crisis in unemployment insurance, the program that's supposed to cushion the devastating effects on workers who lose their jobs and their families during the state's periodic recessions.
The issue arose as a result of two standing orders issued by Judge Connolly. The first standing order requires non-governmental companies and corporations to disclose the name of every person all the way up the chain of ownership who has "a direct or indirect interest in the party."