California Public Utilities Commission Jointly Issues Root Cause Analysis with Other State Agencies Regarding Rolling Blackouts

By Tristan Stidham On October 6, 2020, the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) issued a preliminary “Root Cause Analysis” with respect to California’s August 14 and 15, 2020, rolling blackouts—the first time in nearly 20 years that such outages occurred. Continue reading

Governor Newsom Signs State Bar of California Annual Fee Bill

By Kirstin Jensvold-Rumage AB 3362 (Committee on Judiciary), as amended August 7, 2020, is the State Bar of California’s annual “fee bill.” This bill amends sections 6140 and 6141 of the Business and Professions Code to authorize the Bar to Continue reading

Department of Consumer Affairs Extends series of Licensing Waivers Pertaining to the Medical Board of California During State of Emergency

By Ellen Williams On August 27, 2020, Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) Director, Kimberly Kirchmeyer, issued two orders extending the deadlines for licensing waivers issued as a result of Governor Newsom’s March 30, 2020, State of Emergency proclamation in California, Continue reading

California’s State of Emergency Jeopardizes Proposed Sweeping Changes at the Department of Business Oversight Given Likely Budget Adjustments to Respond to COVID-19 Pandemic

By James D. Colleran On January 10, 2020, the Office of the Governor of California published its 2020–2021 Governor’s Budget Summary, a comprehensive overview of Governor Newsom’s proposed statewide fiscal initiatives for the upcoming year. Among the most momentous undertakings Continue reading