That's 1.5 percentage points higher than last year, the state reports. The May rate is the fifth highest in the nation.
SACRAMENTO — Concord Democratic Assemblyman Mark DeSaulnier has decided to pull his legislation to increase document fees on car buyers after running into opposition as it made its way through the Senate.
After shepherding Assembly Bill 1939 through the Assembly in April — despite opposition from consumer groups — DeSaulnier saw that it was unlikely to get through two Senate committees chaired by fellow Democrats, so he spiked it.
There's plenty of money designated for their cause. They just want to keep it.
California's job picture was little changed in April as the state lost 800 jobs outside the farm sector after seasonal adjustment. The unemployment rate stayed steady at 6.2 percent, the state Employment Development Department reported Friday.
The tiny drop in payrolls, less than the survey margin of error, shows that, as the economy has turned down, the job market has weakened but hasn't had the bottom fall out.
April marked the second month in a row with a small drop in payrolls, as March's originally reported 1,000-job gain was revised to a 2,100-job loss. California's jobless rate is the third-highest in the nation, behind Alaska and Michigan.
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By this time, I hope you've heard about Prop 98. But that's not the case everywhere, so much attention has been paid to getting the word out about the really negative effects that Prop 98 would have upon California. A great group of people came together to talk about the Landlords' Scheme to eliminate rent control, tenant protections, and affordable housing regulations.
The Republican governor said that the measure undermines California's ability to build dams, water delivery systems and other public works projects.
Over the last year, the scientific consensus on global warming has gone from highly probable to unequivocal. In less than a century we may double the amount of carbon in our atmosphere. No scientist or climate model can predict the exact consequences but we do know one thing: Our current path is a high-risk, uncontrolled experiment on the only home we have.
Proposal would charge extra $1 for vehicle registration