California Environmental Advocates Concerned About Supreme Court Ruling On Power Plants
A Supreme Court ruling out this week sharply limits the Biden administration’s ability to limit carbon pollution from power plants. But it will not affect California’s aggressive climate laws.
Reporter: Kevin Stark, KQED
California Adds More States To No Travel List
California is adding four new states to the list of places to which state-funded travel is banned due to anti-LGBTQ laws. Attorney General Rob Bonta has added Arizona, Indiana, Louisiana and Utah to California’s do-not-travel list.
Reporter: Scott Shafer, KQED
Millions In Debt From Traffic Fees To Be Paid By State
Governor Newsom and the state legislature have agreed to eliminate more than $500 million in late payment fees on traffic violations for Californians. The penalties are known as civil assessments. They get tacked on as fines when someone doesn’t pay off things like speeding tickets on time.
Reporter: Mary Franklin Harvin, The California Report
COVID-19 Cases Jump At LA County Workplaces
More people are getting infected with COVID-19 at work in Los Angeles County. With more than 300 workplaces reporting clusters of COVID-19 cases in the past week, L.A. County health officials are urging people to wear masks indoors.
Reporter: Jackie Fortier, KPCC
Immigration Advocates Applaud Supreme Court Ruling On Trump-Era Policy
California immigration advocates have applauded a Supreme Court ruling that gives the Biden administration a greenlight to end a Trump-era immigration policy known as “Remain in Mexico.” Under the policy, the Trump administration expelled about 70,000 asylum seekers to often dangerous conditions in Mexico, to wait for U.S. immigration courts to resolve their claims.
Reporter: Farida Jhabvala Romero, KQED
Employees Say Kaiser Behind In Following State Legislation On Mental Health Care
Mental health workers say Kaiser Permanente is not ready to comply with a new law that went into effect Friday. It requires insurers to shorten wait times between therapy appointments.
Reporter: April Dembosky, KQED