California Grocer: Issue 1 Highlights

The New Fault Lines in California Politics

Following a tumultuous statewide redistricting process, the first California Grocer issue of 2022 covers everything you need to know about California politics this year.

In her first column as CGA Chair, Renee Amen shares her take on state legislators’ “Great Resignation” and calls for unity across the political aisle. Louie Brown from Kahn, Soares & Conway, LLP breaks down both new laws and existing laws going into effect this year.

With two years of COVID under our belts, CGA Vice President of Government Relations Kelly Ash sorts through the contradictions in some statewide COVID policies ending, while others, like supplemental paid sick leave, remain in place. NGA President and CEO Greg Ferrara covers Congress’s to-do list for 2022 as it relates to the economy, the supply chain, and more.  Matt Rodriguez, CEO of Rodriguez Strategies, forecasts the future of the California Democratic party and the state’s progressive politics following redistricting.

Must read sections from Issue 1:

  • Chair’s Message: A Fresh Year
    Renee Amen
  • Need to Know: New Laws for 2022
    Louie Brown
  • Lessons I’ve Learned on Leadership and Life
    Kevin Konkel
  • Shifting Electoral Dynamics in Democratic California
    Matt Rodriguez

Read Issue 1 here.