Most serious approaches to the crisis, however, are decidedly libertarian. They involve reducing regulations that keep industries from responding rapidly in an emergency situation.
Government-mandated unemployment is "a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity" to "sit on the couch and watch TV," says the wealthy star of Curb Your Enthusiasm.
First, they didn't have grocery permits. Now they are not allowed to take any walk-ins.
"You cannot just decide you want to sell groceries," said Barbara Ferrer, the director of L.A. County Public Health.
L.A. County Sheriff Alex Villanueva Says Gun Dealers Are 'Nonessential.' The Department of Homeland Security Disagrees.
The county's ban on firearm sales is inconsistent with a new federal advisory as well as the Second Amendment.
The mandates would be retroactive, potentially punishing businesses for violating rules they did not even know existed.
'We're All in Quarantine Now,' Says Andrew Cuomo, Who Two Days Ago Said That Was Out of the Question
New York's governor insists his edict "mandating that 100% of the workforce must stay home" is "not a shelter-in-place order."
Gavin Newsom Orders 40 Million Californians To Stay Home During Coronavirus Crisis. Is He Right To Do It?
The spread of COVID-19 is making once unthinkably extreme policies seem like the least bad option.
Overcrowded jails are ill-prepared for a coronavirus outbreak.
A new lawsuit is challenging the California DMV's rejection of allegedly offensive personalized license plates.
A.B. 5 has caused chaos in the Golden State.
State lawmakers want to override local zoning codes to let churches and other nonprofits build affordable housing on their own land.
Even in California, Nearly All Patients With Vaping-Related Lung Injuries Used Black-Market THC Products
A study in a state where marijuana is legal confirms the predominant role of cannabis products from illegal sources.
The new money will be consumed in a bureaucratic hiring frenzy, used to pay state-level salaries and pensions, and build a bigger "homeless industrial complex."
Fining non-voters would show that government is all about forcing people to do things just to make politicians happy.
Apparently, conservatives believe in states' rights, except when they don't.
California's Fees on New Development Are 3 Times the National Average. New State Legislation Would Cap Them.
California lawmakers have introduced legislation to cap impact fees, change the way they are assessed, and give developers more tools to claw back unjustified charges.
Adult performers are outraged at the proposed licensing requirements, and have vowed to fight the bill.
The Renew California legislation introduced yesterday would force insurance companies to renew insurance policies in wildfire zones.
Nearly 66,000 cases are covered, dating back to 1961.
Under the law, prosecutors are supposed to pursue justice and not only seek convictions.
Federal Judge Refuses To Grant Injunction Against California's Gig Economy Law, But Acknowledges 'Likelihood of Irreparable Harm'
Assembly Bill 5 forces many companies to reclassify contractors as employees.
Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced action against the department.
You have this Democrat or this other Democrat. What other options do you need?
Assembly Bill 5 was designed to constrain the growth of the so-called gig economy. In practice, it's closing off opportunities
The new initiative from the AIDS Healthcare Foundation would allow local governments to go beyond the state's existing caps on rent increases.
The university's litmus test is a lawsuit waiting to happen.
SB 50 would have legalized mid-rise apartments near transit stops and employment centers. State lawmakers felt it went too far and/or not far enough.
No, Californians aren't banned from showering and doing laundry on the same day. But the fact that so many people believed that lie says something about how insane the state's real water laws are.
The science is unsettled, and a new warning label would probably just confuse people.
Gov. Gina Raimondo wants to sell weed to balance the state's budget.
At least 20 officers have been suspended while the LAPD investigates the placement of innocent motorists on the gang database.
A group of homeless mothers moved into an Oakland, California, home they didn't own.
The euthanasia campaign may be necessary to prevent the spread of the Newcastle disease, but bird owners say that it's being carried out in a cruel manner.
But the underlying problems remain unaddressed.
A New York Times study describes how both red and blue states use public education to indoctrinate students in their preferred ideologies. This dynamic should dampen hopes that public education can fix the problem of widespread political ignorance.
The new law seeks to reclassify contractors as employees.
The ACLU argues the lack of state funding and oversight creates an unconstitutional lack of access to legal counsel in poorer California counties.
And it might make housing more affordable in many places. Conservative NIMBYs should not stand in the way.
Some 60 cities have banned or restricted gas-powered landscaping equipment. State air quality regulators are looking to do the same.
Despite amendments to make the bill more palatable to local governments and community activists, Sen. Scott Wiener's (D–San Francisco) SB 50 faces an uphill battle.