California Governor Jerry Brown has recently signed a new law which prescribes criminal time for unlicensed work that previously only drew administrative penalties. The law threatens punishment for handymen who advertise services for jobs larger than $500. This prevents “informal” laborers from taking work from formal employers. Also, California has decided to go ahead with plans on the construction of the nation’s first bullet train. Land in Central Valley has been purchased and demolition on necessary building has begun so that the new train line can be built. Finally, the California construction industry has been a huge contributor to job growth in California, with a gain of roughly 13,600 jobs. A main reason for this have been many projects in the early stages of startup quickly gaining momentum, meaning more work. In California, permits for housing construction, remodeling, and non-residential construction have all been on the rise as well.