Prop. 13 could be partly undone in 2020—here’s what you should know | CALmatters

Advocates today submitted signatures to qualify a 2020 ballot initiative that would generate tens of billions of dollars for local and state governments by undoing part of California’s landmark Prop. 13. Source: Prop. 13 could be partly undone in 2020—here’s what you should know | CALmatters
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Can consumer loans ever be so expensive they break the law? The California Supreme Court says yes | LA Times

The California Supreme Court ruled Monday that interest rates on consumer loans can be “unconscionably” high and therefore illegal. The opinion comes as loans with rates topping 100% have become increasingly common. Source: Can consumer loans ever be so expensive they break the law? The California Supreme Court says yes
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Police Records In California Rarely See Light Of Day, But Lawmakers Could Soon Change That | capradio.org

California lawmakers are poised to change the rules governing the release of police records as this year’s legislative session moves into its final weeks, due in part to the Sacramento police shooting earlier this year of Stephon Clark. Source: Police Records In California Rarely See Light Of Day, But Lawmakers Could Soon Change That – […]
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Poverty in California is getting better—except where it isn’t | CALmatters

California still has the nation’s highest poverty rate when you take into account the state’s high cost of living. But the number of people living in poverty here has dropped since the beginning of the decade. Source: Poverty in California is getting better—except where it isn’t | CALmatters
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Rent control measure emerges as California’s costliest initiative battle | Cal Coast Times

The campaign for and against an initiative that would allow cities and counties to adopt rent control ordinances has emerged as the biggest fundraising battle over a 2018 California ballot measure pitting a large healthcare foundation against the real estate industry. A combined total of about $35 million has already been raised in the fight […]
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California Groundwater Law Means Big Changes Above Ground, Too | Water Deeply

The state’s Sustainable Groundwater Management Act is likely to result in fallowing thousands of acres of farmland. Local governments are just waking up to the big opportunities, and risks, in how that land gets reused. Source: California Groundwater Law Means Big Changes Above Ground, Too — Water Deeply
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