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Guest farmworkers will see pay increases in 2022 thanks to a lawsuit to stop a Trump-era wage freeze. President Trump proposed the freeze in an attempt to help farmers who lost profit and fallowed land during the pandemic shutdown in 2020. But farmworker advocates sued the Department of Agriculture to stop the freeze from taking effect.
The answer is no in many parts of California: Eighteen counties, mostly rural ones, have more hospitalized COVID-19 patients today than a year ago. But urban counties are faring better.
Expectations for California’s digital response to the pandemic were high, given the talent in the state. The state didn’t meet those high expectations, he said, but it did pretty well given the technological capacity that state and county public health departments had at the beginning of the pandemic.
Nations addressing climate change took on gasoline and diesel vehicles in pledges that mirror California’s mandates and plans — and in some cases, go even further.
In the push to help more students thrive in STEM, California is working to change the way its schools teach math. Suggestions put forth to do so have garnered widespread criticism.
After doing away with the SAT and ACT in 2020, the University of California said Thursday it would no longer consider using any tests as part of its undergraduate admissions process.
DAN WALTERS: Pentagon spending once was a huge factor in California’s economy and its decline tells us that we should not take prosperity for granted.
Global supply chain problems have led to a massive backup at Southern California ports. California lawmakers are asking experts about what the state could do to help — including locating temporary storage, growing the truck driving and warehouse workforces, suspending regulations and creating a new inland port.
An FAQ for voters on California redistricting as the state’s independent commission works toward releasing preliminary congressional and legislative maps on Nov. 10.
Commentary - The LAO dives into the state budget’s ever-increasing scope and complexity, and presents its findings and advice in plain language. It’s a counterweight to the Department of Finance, which shapes the budget to the political priorities of the governor, and to outside interest groups.