Report by CPUC Public Advocates Office Highlights Exorbitant Electricity Rate Increases

By Erol Kilic On October 26, 2023, the California Public Utilities Commission’s (CPUC) Public Advocates Office (PAO) published an Electric Rates Report. The report found the rate increases for California households have dramatically outpaced inflation. The rate increases by Pacific Continue reading

State Auditor Releases Report Finding State Officials are Failing to Hold California’s Electric Utility Companies Accountable for Wildfires

By Justin Dalton On March 24, 2022, the Acting California State Auditor, Michael Tilden, released an audit finding that state officials are failing to hold California utility companies accountable for preventing fires started by those companies’ equipment. The Audit found Continue reading

New Report Released by the Department of Insurance Shows Insurance Companies Non-Renewed Fewer Homeowners In 2020

By Julia Zeigler On December 20, 2021, the  California Department of Insurance (DOI) released a new report analyzing data it collected on the number of new, renewed, and non-renewed policies issued by insurance companies writing $5 million or more in Continue reading

State Bar of California Releases Paraprofessional Program Working Report for Public Comment

By Andrea Lavelle On September 23, 2021, the State Bar Board voted after two hours of public comment, to release the California Paraprofessional Program Working Group’s (CPPWG) report and recommendations with a 110 day comment period. In 2019, the State Continue reading

State Bar of California Releases Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Plan: 2021-2022 Biennial Report to the Legislature

By Juan M. Villalvazo On March 15, 2021, the State Bar of California published its biennial report to the state legislature on its Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Plan pursuant to Business and Professions Code section 6001.3(c). This is the Continue reading

Department of Managed Health Care Issues Prescription Drug Cost Transparency Report for Measurement Year 2019

By Meena Kaypour On December 30, 2020, the Department of Managed Health Care (DMHC) released its Prescription Drug Cost Transparency Report for Measurement Year 2019. Pursuant to SB 17 (Hernandez) (Chapter 603, Statutes of 2017), Health and Safety Code section Continue reading

Two New Studies Reveal the California Bar Exam Cut Score’s Racially Disparate Impact, and State Bar of California Continues its own Study of the Bar Exam

By Juan M. Villalvazo In October 2020, two studies analyzing the various ways in which California’s minimum bar exam passing score (“cut score”) on the Bar exam impacts examinee outcomes. Both studies were conducted by the same authors, and were Continue reading

Public Utilities Commission Dismisses Executive Director Following California Personnel Board Special Investigation Report on Hiring Practices

By Maddie Orcutt At the California Public Utilities Commission’s (CPUC) meeting on August 31, 2020, the CPUC voted to dismiss Executive Director Alice Stebbins in closed session after a public hearing on the matter. Ms. Stebbins had served as the Continue reading