The bill authored by Sen. Nancy Skinner, D- Berkeley, would base the size of the tax increase on the gap between CEO compensation and that of the median wage paid to workers in .2 percent of the state’s corporations.
A new bill proposed by state Sen. Nancy Skinner would ban out-of-school suspensions in all grades for student behavior deemed “defiant and disruptive” by school authorities. Advocates hopeful Gov. Newsom will be more receptive than Jerry Brown, who vetoed two previous bills.
Brown's decision is a bitter disappointment for youth and civil rights advocates who have made eliminating suspensions for "disruption and defiance," which are disproportionately meted out to students of color, a priority.