Tag Archives: Gavin Newsom

CA Gov Moves To End Animal Euthanasia In Five Years

The Sacramento Bee reports: Gov. Gavin Newsom wants California to stop euthanizing animals, and he’s ready to put taxpayer money toward the cause. “We want to be a no-kill state,” Newsom said during a press conference where he presented his 2020-21 budget. Specifically, Newsom’s budget calls for a $50 million one-time general fund allocation to the UC Davis Koret Shelter …

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Trump Blames CA Gov For Not “Cleaning” Forest Floors

The Hill reports: President Trump on Sunday ripped Governor California Gov. Gavin Newsom as wildfires ravage the Golden State, saying the Democrat has done a “terrible job of forest management” and threatening to withhold federal financial aid. The tweets come as several wildfires burn in Northern and Southern California. According to the Los Angeles Times, the Kincade fire north of …

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CA Gov Threatens To Seize Control Of Utility PG&E

From a Medium post by California Gov. Gavin Newsom: For decades, PG&E failed to prioritize public safety. Their lack of safety investments left PG&E — and nearly half of Californians — with an antiquated electrical system that is vulnerable to weather events and not at all prepared for the more extreme weather associated with the climate change that has been …

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CA Governor’s Family Does Halloween As 2020 Dems

The Hill reports: California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) and his family dressed as 2020 Democratic presidential candidates to celebrate Halloween. Newsom tweeted a video of himself and his wife, Jennifer Siebel Newsom, and their four children holding signs and wearing pins to represent their individual candidates. Newsom appeared to dress as former Vice President Joe Biden in a suit and …

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CA Gov Declares Statewide Emergency Over Wildfires

CBS News reports: California Gov. Gavin Newsom has declared a statewide emergency as wildfires and extreme weather conditions forced almost 200,000 people from their homes. He said in a statement Sunday that officials are deploying “every resource available” to respond to the wildfires, including a large blaze in Northern California’s wine country driven by powerful winds. Smoke from a second …

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Furious CA Gov Vows To Punish Utility For Wildfires

Courthouse News reports: California Governor Gavin Newsom excoriated the state’s largest utility provider Friday after touring the charred remnants in the path of an uncontrolled wildfire that many suspect was started by equipment negligence. Newsom said greed, decades of mismanagement and a continual prioritization of executive bonuses and shareholder dividends over the safety of PG & E’s grid has led …

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CALIFORNIA: New Gun Law Allows Teachers To Ask That Guns To Be Taken Away From “Dangerous” People

The Sacramento Bee reports: Gov. Gavin Newsom on Friday signed new gun control laws that expand the availability of gun violence restraining orders and place stricter limits on the number of firearms Californians can buy each month. Starting in July 2021, Californians will be allowed to purchase one long gun per month. People younger than age 21 won’t be allowed …

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CALIFORNIA: PrEP Now Available Without Prescription

The Associated Press reports: Pharmacists in California will be able to dispense HIV prevention pills to patients without a doctor’s prescription after Gov. Gavin Newsom signed legislation Monday that supporters say will greatly reduce the spread of infection. Advocates of Senate Bill 159 say that California is the first state to authorize pre-exposure prophylaxis, also called PrEP, and post-exposure prophylaxis, …

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CALIFORNIA: Police Get New Use Of Deadly Force Law

The Sacramento Bee reports: Gov. Gavin Newsom on Monday signed what it is believed to be one of the toughest laws in the country regulating when police officers can use use deadly force. The signing of Assembly Bill 392 concludes a legislative battle between law enforcement lobbyists and civil rights groups who, until May, could not agree on how strict …

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Trump Sues California To Block Tax Returns/Ballot Law

The Associated Press reports: The Trump campaign and Republican Party sued California on Tuesday over a new law requiring presidential candidates to release their tax returns to run in the state’s primary. One of the suits contends California’s law is “a naked political attack against the sitting President of the United States.” The law signed last week by Democratic Gov. …

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CALIFORNIA: Condom Possession Can’t Be Used As Evidence Of Prostitution Under Law Signed By Gov

The Sacramento Bee reports: Gov. Gavin Newsom signed legislation today that prohibits condoms as evidence of prostitution when prosecuting someone for sex work crimes. Sex workers are also protected under the new law from arrest when they report rape and other serious felonies. The legislation will therefore prevent “sex workers who report violent felonies from being treated as a criminal …

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CALIFORNIA: Gov Signs Bill Requiring All Presidential Candidates To Release Taxes To Appear On 2020 Ballot

The Sacramento Bee reports: California Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom approved a bill on Tuesday to force President Donald Trump to release his tax returns in order to get on the state’s 2020 primary ballot. While other states have pursued Trump’s taxes, California is the first one in the country to make the disclosure of tax returns a requirement for a …

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CALIFORNIA: Lawmakers Pass Bill Requiring Trump To Release Taxes To Appear On 2020 Ballot, Gov To Sign

The Sacramento Bee reports: California lawmakers approved a bill on Thursday to force President Donald Trump to publicly release his tax returns ahead of the 2020 election, setting the stage for another legal showdown between the state and the Trump administration.The proposal passed both chambers of the Legislature on a party-line vote. Democrats say the measure will serve as a …

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California State Senate Passes Tax Returns Ballot Bill

The Associated Press reports: California’s state Senate voted 27-10 on Thursday to require anyone appearing on the state’s presidential primary ballot to publicly release five years’ worth of income tax returns. The proposal is in response to Trump, who bucked 40 years of tradition by refusing to release his tax returns prior to his election in 2016. California’s presidential primary …

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California Gov. Gavin Newsom To Halt Executions

The San Francisco Chronicle reports: The 737 inmates on California’s largest-in-the-nation death row are getting a reprieve from Gov. Gavin Newsom, who plans to sign an executive order Wednesday placing a moratorium on executions. Newsom also is withdrawing the lethal injection regulations that death penalty opponents already have tied up in courts and shuttering the new execution chamber at San …

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RETRIBUTION: Trump Cancels Funding For CA Bullet Train After State Leads Suit To Block Fake Emergency

The Wall Street Journal reports: The Trump administration said Tuesday it would cancel almost $1 billion in funding for the California high-speed rail network, casting doubt on whether the state will be able to complete even the first phase of the troubled project. In a letter to state officials, Federal Railroad Administrator Ronald Batory said the administration is planning to …

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California Gov. Gavin Newsom Endorses Kamala Harris

San Francisco’s NBC affiliate reports: Calfiornia Governor Gavin Newsom and Senator Kamala Harris have been a force in San Francisco politics for years, and now Newsom and Harris play to a national crowd. On MSNBC Friday, Newsom announced he will endorse Harris for president. “You asked me first, so I will let you know. I will be endorsing her candidacy …

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Trump Demands “Money Back Now” For CA Bullet Train

NBC News reports: President Trump and California Gov. Gavin Newsom traded tweets Wednesday over federal funding for the state’s scaled-back bullet train project. “California has been forced to cancel the massive bullet train project after having spent and wasted many billions of dollars,” Trump said. “They owe the Federal Government three and a half billion dollars. We want that money …

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CALIFORNIA: Governor Pulls Plug On LA-SF Bullet Train

Sacramento’s CBS affiliate reports: California Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Tuesday he’s abandoning a plan to build a high-speed rail line between Los Angeles and San Francisco, a project with an estimated cost that has ballooned to $77 billion. “Let’s be real,” Newsom said in his first State of the State address. “The current project, as planned, would cost too much …

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CALIFORNIA: Newsom Takes Top Slot In Gubernatorial “Jungle” Primary, Printing Snafu Snarls Voting For Some

The Associated Press reports: John Cox, a Republican business owner who has tried and failed for nearly two decades to win elected office, snagged a spot in the November runoff for California governor with the help of President Donald Trump, but that support could hurt him in the winner-take-all race with Democrat Gavin Newsom. Cox got about a quarter of …

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