04/20/2018

News

California ranked 42nd nationally in education

California trails much of the country when it comes to public education, according to Education Week’s new state rankings.

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New law seeks to protect small businesses from ADA lawsuits

Under Senate Bill 269, small businesses with less than 50 employees would have time to fix access violations. Small businesses can hire a Certified Access Specialist (CASp) and would have 120 days to fix any violations. If the business was being sued, they would have 15 days to address those violations. The legislation also requires local governments to inform businesses of changing ADA laws.

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CEQA revamp advances, negotiations ongoing

Efforts to modify California’s four decades old environmental protection law are still moving forward at the state Capitol, though it’s clear that there remains a healthy dose of skepticism about the end result.

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State Fast-Tracks Cash For Sluggish Business Filings

Amid reports of backlogs that, at one time, stretched back almost three months, the Legislature appears poised to show some remarkable speed in helping those waiting to open their own business.

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