California Gets Exemption from Federal ID Law
California has been granted another reprieve from having to comply with a federal ID law. This is the third extension California has gotten to get into compliance with the REAL ID Act, a federal law created in response to 9-11. It requires states to more closely scrutinize the backgrounds of people before they get driver licenses and ID cards.
Educators Hoping to Solve Tech Problems with Standardized Tests in New Year
Public school educators say they're stepping up their preparation for California's standardized tests in the spring by focusing on how to avoid last year’s tech problems.
2016 Brings New Laws on Climate Change and a Minimum Wage Boost
New laws taking effect on January 1st include mandates that California get half of its energy from renewable sources, and doubling energy efficiency requirements for existing buildings by 2030. The minimum wage will also move to $10.00 statewide.