DMV Finally Releases Self-Driving Cars Accident Reports

The California Department of Motor Vehicles has reversed its policy and today said it would release accident reports about crashes involving self-driving cars that are being tested on public roads. Google is testing the most robot cars on California’s roads.

As of May 15, the most recent data provided by the DMV shows the Internet giant is testing 23 cars and has 180 drivers.

Regulators Mum on Blue Shield’s Revocation

Nearly a year after a state agency revoked Blue Shield’s tax exemption, the public still doesn’t know why the health insurance giant can no longer avoid state taxes and whether it has abused its past tax subsidies.  

Initiative Filing Fee Hike Would Make California Highest in Nation

Since the California ballot initiative process is fast becoming a billionaire's club, some lawmakers want to make it even more difficult – for grassroots efforts. If a $2,500 California ballot filing fee hike is passed, it's moving through the Legislature now, it will be larger – by five times – than any other state in the nation. 

How Far Will Legislature Go in Fight Against Prescription Abuse?

An August hearing on how to end prescription drug abuse looms as the Legislature seeks new ways to stop the epidemic. 

Privacy Bill Targeting AirBnB Shelved, Could be Revived in January

A state Senate bill that required home sharing platforms like AirBnB to turn over customers’ personal information to local governments was quietly shelved this week, though the author said he plans to bring it back in the new year. 

Affordable Housing Chair Demolishing Affordable Housing

The chairman of a state affordable housing agency bought two Los Angeles rent-controlled properties at the end of 2014 and then quickly began the process of ousting longtime tenants to build luxury condos.
 

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