By Dan Morain, CALMatters
CALmatters is an independent public interest journalism venture covering California state politics and government.
January 2, 2019 (San Diego) - Happy New Year, California.
One thousand sixteen aspects of California life evidently needed fixing in 2018. That’s the number of bills Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law last year. Most take effect today. Many are narrow, affecting interests that pushed for them. Some are sweeping, such as those that dealt with wildfire and climate change. A few directly affect you, though, and we’ve made them the focus of the first New Laws edition of WhatMatters.