Critics Say Newsom's Homeless Spending Plan Lacks Strategy
Governor Gavin Newsom wants to use a lot of state money to address California's homeless crisis. But, a new report by the State Legislative Analyst’s office says the Governor lacks a plan to spend the money smartly.
Reporter: Scott Shafer, KQED Politics and Government Editor
Quarantine Lifted for Hundreds of American Evacuees
The quarantine has been lifted for a group of American evacuees from Wuhan, China, who had been confined to an air base in Riverside because of the novel coronavirus strain.
Reporter: Benjamin Purper, KVCR
Ex-Lawyer for PG&E Takes Helm of West Coast EPA
John Busterud, a former lawyer for Pacific Gas & Electric, is expected to become the new head of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s San Francisco office next week. That will put him on the front lines in a series of conflicts between California and the Trump Administration over environmental policies.
Reporter: Kevin Stark, KQED Science
Bill Could Bring Oversight to Bail and Immigration Bonds
State senators have introduced a new bill meant to protect people who use bail and immigration bond companies.
Reporter: Mary Franklin Harvin, KQED
UC Santa Cruz Grad Students Strike for Higher Pay
Graduate students at UC Santa Cruz began an indefinite teaching strike this week. They're fighting for a cost of living adjustment to their pay.
Reporter: Erika Mahoney, KAZU
San Diego Freelancer Slams Gig Worker Bill
Assembly Bill 5 was was meant to extend regular pay and benefits to millions of people who work in the state's gig economy. But San Diego freelance writer Beth Demmon says the law is a threat to her livelihood.
Guest: Beth Demmon, freelance writer