Jeanne KuangCalMatters Reporter
Jeanne returned home to California to cover the state's economic divide for CalMatters. She previously covered Missouri government and politics for The Kansas City Star, local and state government for The News Journal in Delaware, and criminal justice issues in Illinois. She is a graduate of Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism.
SB 951 increases leave payments to 90% of paychecks for lower-income workers in 2025, so more of them can afford time off for maternity leave or to care for ill family members.
Proponents say AB 257 could curb wage theft, but restaurateurs say it could raise costs and prices and fundamentally change relationships with fast food chains.
Medical journal study says life expectancy for California’s Latinos fell six years, more than other populations during pandemic.
California lawmakers want to remove a fee that can transform a minor ticket into hundreds of dollars of debt for low-income residents.