Larry Buhl

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California law puts home cooks in the gig economy

Aug 27, 2019
A California "microenterprise" permit allows people to sell the food they prepare at home directly to consumers.
Meghan McConaghy serves up tacos at her home in West Vale, California. She was one of the first people in the state to obtain a microenterprise home kitchen permit to sell her food.
Larry Buhl

Los Angeles demands more accountability from its banks

Aug 13, 2018
Last month , LA took on predatory and high-pressure sales goals at major banks by tightening its responsible banking ordinance. Now, if a bank wants the city’s $17 million taxpayer-funded contracts, it must be transparent about sales goal tactics and employee compensation, and it can’t retaliate against whistleblowers who report suspected illegal bank activity. Bank reform advocates […]
A Wells Fargo sign is seen on the exterior of one of their bank branches on September 9, 2016 in Miami, Florida. 
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A proposed question on citizenship status on the 2020 census could depress Latino turnout

May 14, 2018
The 2020 census count is two years away but local officials are already planning how to get everyone counted. Census data is used for determining congressional seats and for distributing billions of dollars in federal funds annually. For many reasons, urban communities and communities of color can be harder to count. And for Latinos, a new […]