Is Stockton’s Basic Income Program Working?

Stockton is halfway through an 18-month program that provides $500 a month to 125 people from low-income ZIP codes. Proponents say the program is a step toward economic equality; opponents say it’s unrealistic and enabling.

Oct 3, 2019 Sammy Caiola, Capital Public Radio

Legislation to Curb Plastic Trash Stall Before Session’s End

A trio of proposals would have tackled California’s waste crisis by slowing the flow of disposable goods —and single-use plastics — from manufacturers to landfills

An ambitious push to make California the first state to stem the flow of plastic trash by phasing out single-use packaging and foodware failed early Saturday amid dogged industry opposition, as state lawmakers adjourned without acting on two far-reaching recycling bills. 

Sep 16, 2019 Rachel Becker