The Inequalities of California’s Environmental Quality Act
Litigation over a state environmental law highlights both potential abuses and opportunities for reform.
Bringing Diversity to Californian Boardrooms
Two recent state laws seek to place more members of underrepresented groups on public company boards.
Californians Debate Controversial Ethnic Studies Curriculum
A state-level debate over model lesson plans echoes a national battle over teaching racial justice.
Community Land Trusts Get a California Makeover
California laws may help community land trusts tackle a housing crisis and other issues.
Beyond Fighting Wildfires
Government leaders must take swift action to mitigate the risks of wildfire disasters.
Automakers Prefer Self-Regulation to Regulatory Uncertainty
Faced with uncertainty over fuel economy standards, four automakers choose to support stronger government regulation.
Can Limits on Airbnb Help Lower Long-term Rent?
Scholar argues that Santa Monica’s regulation of Airbnb listings has not reduced long-term rental prices.
Strengthening Eco-Labeling Regulation
Scholar argues that many companies use unsubstantiated environmental claims to mislead consumers.
Stealing from the Poor and Giving to the Rich in the Workplace
Report finds that large companies are responsible for a large number of wage violations.
How Regulators Can Increase Price Competition in Health Care
Scholars urge regulators to help level the playing field in contracting between health plans and hospitals.
Federalism “Collisions” in Energy Policy
Differences between federal and state energy regulations will likely require judicial intervention.
Expanding Environmental Justice to Achieve a Just Transition
Vulnerable communities will benefit from a holistic and place-based focus in the shift toward a green economy.