Tag Archives: Gavin Newsom

California To Require Proof Of Vaccination Or Weekly COVID Tests For All State And Health Care Workers

Sacramento’s ABC News affiliate reports: As the COVID-19 delta variant continues to cause concern, California on Monday announced that all state and health care workers will need to verify they’ve been vaccinated against the coronavirus or undergo regular testing. If state and health workers continue to choose to remain unvaccinated, they will be subject to testing at least once a …

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41 Candidates On CA List For Newsom Recall Election

Sacramento’s ABC News affiliate reports: Less than 60 days before Californians decide if they want to remove Gov. Gavin Newsom from office, the secretary of state released the final list of who is qualified to make the ballot. California’s Secretary of State released a list of 41 names who will be on the September 14 ballot on Saturday. About 70 …

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Newsom Won’t Have “D” By His Name On Recall Ballot

Politico reports: Gov. Gavin Newsom will appear on recall ballots without his Democratic Party label after losing a last-minute legal fight Monday. Newsom’s team had scrambled to correct an error that will now deprive him of his party preference on ballots for the Sept. 14 recall. Newsom sued Secretary of State Shirley Weber in late June, arguing that the law …

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Newsom Pleads For Water Conservation Amid Drought

Axios reports: California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) on Thursday asked state residents to voluntarily reduce household water usage by 15% due to worsening drought conditions. Newsom is yet to issue a California-wide state of emergency or mandate any water use restrictions. However, on Thursday, he expanded his regional drought state of emergency to apply to 50 of the state’s 58 …

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California Sets Sept. 14th For Newsom Recall Election

Sacramento’s NBC News affiliate reports: California on Thursday scheduled a Sept. 14 recall election that threatens to drive Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom from office, the result of a political uprising driven by widespread angst over coronavirus orders that shuttered schools and businesses. The election in the nation’s most populous state will be a marquee contest with national implications, watched closely …

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California Officials Confirm Newsom Recall Election

CNN reports: California Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom will face a recall election, marking just the second time in state history that a special election will be held to recall a sitting governor. State officials confirmed Wednesday that a recall election will proceed after just 43 people withdrew their signatures from petitions to recall the governor during a 30-day window required …

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Newsom Recall Election To Cost California $215 Million

The Sacramento Bee reports: California counties expect to spend an estimated $215 million to conduct a statewide special recall election of Gov. Gavin Newsom, according to a report compiled by the California Department of Finance. That’s more than the $200 million local public health officials requested from Newsom in this year’s budget to help them recover from the COVID-19 pandemic …

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CA To Give Away Millions In “Vax For The Win” Lottery

SFGate reports: California is hoping cash prizes will lure more people to roll up their sleeves and get COVID-19 shots. Gov. Gavin Newsom announced a $116.5 million vaccine incentive program Thursday to motivate more people to get inoculated leading up to June 15, when the economy is slated to fully reopen. California residents who have been vaccinated are already entered …

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Jenner Vows Crack Down On “Soviet” Silicon Valley

Newsweek reports: Part of Caitlyn Jenner’s vision for transforming California is to crack down on technology companies, one of California’s biggest job sectors. Reminiscing on her time at the 1976 Olympic games, Jenner criticized the “monoculture” of Silicon Valley on Monday. She related it to the Soviet Union and wrote on Twitter that both the former socialist state and Silicon …

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Netflix CEO Donates $3M To Fight Recall Of Newsom

Politico reports: Netflix founder and co-CEO Reed Hastings is spending $3 million to shield Gov. Gavin Newsom from a recall vote in a demonstration of the enormous sums Newsom’s allies could marshal in his defense, according to a state filing today. The massive outlay makes Hastings by far the largest donor to Newsom’s recall campaign. Under California rules, Newsom can …

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Jenner Ad: Help Me Stop “Overbearing Government”

“We’re number one in regulations, we’re number one in taxes and we’re number one in people exiting the state. It doesn’t have to be that way. “They’re leaving for one reason and one reason only, and that is overbearing government, overreaching government, overtaxing us, over-regulating us. “We just have to have a good business environment and less regulations on the …

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Newsom Unveils $75B Budget Surplus And Tax Rebates

San Francisco’s CBS News affiliate reports: As the clock ticks down to California’s reopening from all COVID-19 restrictions on June 15 and with state coffers flush with a $75.7 billion budget surplus, Gov. Gavin Newsom unveiled a $100 billion recovery plan which will include individual tax rebates of up to $1,100. Chief among the new proposals Newsom announced Monday was …

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Vanity Fair: Jenner’s Candidacy Is A Gift To Newsom

Vanity Fair reports: Jenner’s high-profile entry into an already-cartoonish field of challengers should do nothing but help Newsom survive a recall vote. Her first-time run for office will suck up media attention that might otherwise be focused on Newsom’s record. And by enlisting Trumpworld advisers, including former campaign manager Brad Parscale; deploying email blasts with a Trumpian flavor; and coming …

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TMZ: Jenner Opposes Trans Girls Playing Female Sports

TMZ reports: We got the California gubernatorial hopeful Saturday in Malibu, and she weighed in on her first big political issue as she takes center stage in her run for Gavin Newsom’s job — telling TMZ she doesn’t support trans girls born as boys participating in all-female school sports. Yeah, we know … it’s a pretty interesting stance — especially …

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Gavin Newsom Recall Drive Qualifies For 2021 Ballot

Los Angeles’s ABC News affiliate reports: Organizers of the recall effort against California Gov. Gavin Newsom collected enough valid signatures to qualify for the ballot. The California secretary of state’s office announced Monday that more than 1.6 million signatures had been verified, about 100,000 more than needed to force a vote on the first-term Democrat. An election is likely in …

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Newsom Money Beg Ties Caitlyn Jenner To Trump Team

Via email from California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s office: Earlier this morning, Caitlyn Jenner announced she was running for Governor of California as part of this Republican recall attempt. What’s more, she is working closely with Donald Trump’s former presidential campaign manager and the person behind his small-dollar fundraising success. We’re going to need help keeping up with Caitlyn’s personal wealth …

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Axios: Caitlyn Jenner May Challenge Newsom In Recall

Axios reports: Former reality TV star Caitlyn Jenner is talking with political consultants as she actively explores a run for governor of California, three sources with direct knowledge of her deliberations tell Axios. Gov. Gavin Newsom, a Democrat, is facing a recall election. A challenge from Jenner, a high-profile Republican and previous Trump supporter, would draw heightened attention to the …

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POLL: Newsom Would Likely Survive Recall Attempt

The Hill reports: More Californians would vote to keep Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) in office than oust him if a recall election likely later this year were held right away, a new poll shows. The survey, conducted by the independent California-based firm Probolsky Research, found 46 percent of all voters and 53 percent of those who say they are likely …

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Newsom Recall Group Sorry For Anti-Asian Rhetoric

The San Francisco Chronicle reports: Organizers of the campaign to recall Gov. Gavin Newsom have repeatedly called the coronavirus a “Chinese” virus over the past year, echoing rhetoric that Asian American leaders say has fueled racist attitudes and violence. On its website, the recall campaign referred to the virus as the “Communist Chinese Party (CCP) Virus,” and some political operatives …

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Signature Collection Period Ends In Newsom Recall

CBS News reports: A plodding, months-long review kicks off Wednesday to confirm what appears inevitable: California Gov. Gavin Newsom will face a recall election that could oust the Democrat before his first term ends. The announcement Monday that Newsom was beginning to raise money to defend his seat seemed to confirm that he believes organizers behind the recall have collected …

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