- House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is running for re-election. The 81-year-old made the announcement Tuesday that she is seeking a 19th term in office. Pelosi, who previously agreed to step down as Speaker after this election, did not mention anything about her future in Democratic party leadership during the announcement. While Pelosi looks to continue in the House, five other California Democrats have said they will not seek re-election.
- COVID sick pay could return to California soon. The L-A Times reports Governor Gavin Newsom and state legislators reached a deal Tuesday to once again require up to two weeks of paid leave for employees who either test positive or have to care for a family member with COVID. The sick pay law would apply to California businesses with 26 or more employees. Once passed, the law would be retroactive to January First and last until September 30th.
- San Jose will soon require liability insurance for gun owners. ABC Seven reports the City Council has approved a proposal by Mayor Sam Liccardo to require that gun owners purchase insurance and also pay an annual fee. Liccardo brought forth the proposals last year following the mass shooting at a Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority rail yard. It is not yet known when the law will take effect.
- An Illinois student speaks out against mask mandates: