Breaking Down California's New Laws

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The Capitol dome in Sacramento, California. (Photo: Craig Miller/KQED)

On January 1st, scores of new state laws will go into effect. We discuss several of the regulations, including expanded controls on guns, a higher minimum wage and new restrictions on ride-hailing firms like Uber and Lyft. We'll also preview the new political year in Sacramento, where Democrats are enjoying a new supermajority and are gearing up to fight President-elect Donald Trump's agenda on several fronts.


New Laws on Minimum Wage, Driving, Sex Crimes Take Effect Jan. 1 (KQED News)


Marisa Lagos, reporter, KQED's California & Government Desk

John Myers, Sacramento Bureau Chief, Los Angeles Times