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California politics

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Governor Gavin Newsom has floated that America’s billionaire should buy PG&E. Here’s why that’s a bad idea. Read more

Energy and the Environment

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A reported deal between PPL and Avangrid would create an East Coast energy giant with over 13 million customers. That could be bad for ratepayers, and the climate. Read more

Energy and the Environment

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Today on TAP: The flurry of Golden State legislation, and the man who stopped it until now Read more

Tap

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At a labor forum in Los Angeles, real issues faced by workers took center stage over political noise. Read more

Working in America

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Today on TAP: California to get public banks, and a weekly roundup Read more

Tap

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Working in America

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Long a community with little clout, the state’s renters won a victory with national implications. Read more

Housing

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The legislature has sent a bill to the governor that could set a pattern for reducing medical costs. Read more

Health and Social Policy

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If AB 5 becomes law, it could open the floodgates to similar legislation in other states. Uber and other companies may then find themselves on the defensive. Read more

Working in America

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The city’s bid to take over PG&E could mark a turning point in restoring a more environmentally and economically just power grid. Read more

Energy and the Environment

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A state bill that would reclassify most independent contractors as employees is revealing fractures between Obama-era Democrats and those seeking to lead the party into the future. Read more

Working in America

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In California last week, the AFL-CIO endorsed Kevin de León over Dianne Feinstein. In New York, progressive unions fled their own Working Families Party at Andrew Cuomo’s command. Read more

Money, Politics and Power