California

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.

Regulating Sober Living Homes

Public officials and sober living home operators dispute whether sober living homes need more oversight.

Why Sacramento Needs to Fix the California Environmental Quality Act

Expert argues that suits under California’s environmental law undercut housing and climate change goals.

Regulating the Antibiotic Resistance Crisis

Scholar praises a California law that widely eliminates antibiotics use in the livestock industry.

California Shines a Light on Dark Money

A recently passed state disclosure law will help reveal who pays for political ads.

Regulating by Way of Straws

California legislator proposes regulating straw use in certain restaurants to reduce plastic waste.