March 24, 2017
California's unemployment rate fell to 5 percent in February as the state's employers added 22,900 nonfarm payroll jobs.
The state Employment Development Department said Friday that last month's rate was a drop from a revised 5.2 percent in January.
March 22, 2017
California State University's governing board has approved a tuition increase that will raise the cost of an education by $270 a year at its 23 campuses.
March 20, 2017
The Legislature’s budget analyst, Mac Taylor, says Brown’s proposal is “violating the spirit of Proposition 4.” He describes the $22 billion in school-related spending Brown wants to exempt as “nowhere money” and is telling legislators that “the plan would be highly vulnerable to legal challenges.
March 16, 2017
Although automakers had agreed to a 50-state standard, Trump’s unexpected victory last year gave them an opening to plead that the 2022-25 rules are unrealistic. During an era of historically low fuel costs, motorists are opting for SUVs and other relatively low-mileage vehicles, which also are the most profitable to produce and sell.
March 15, 2017
The U.S. Department of Transportation and Environmental Protection Agency issued a notice saying it plans to review greenhouse gas standards for cars and light trucks sold between 2022 and 2025. President Donald Trump has signaled he wants to roll back the regulations amid complaints from U.S. automakers that the standards are too costly and cumbersome, and was expected to announce the review in Detroit on Wednesday.