California's liberal Legislature wants to give poor people a lot more money in their state tax refunds each year, including an extra $1,000 for people who earn less than $30,000 a year and have at least one child under 6. Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom's spending plan would triple how much the state spends on its earned income tax credit to $1.2 billion, making about 1 million more households eligible to get it. To pay for it, California would have to adopt some of Trump's 2017 tax overhaul that was despised by Democrats, especially in California, because it capped the amount of state and local tax deductions in a move they say disproportionately hit high-income, high-taxed states.
Police want to use facial recognition software as a tool, but some California lawmakers say such technology represents a threat to privacy.
The plane and train maker said in a news release that it will use the site for a 775-car contract with the San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District (BART). Rail car work for the San Francisco contract will be transferred to the new site in Pittsburg, California from Bombardier's existing plant in upstate New York, the company said. The company is eying other California contracts as its rail division pursues high-single digit growth in North America.