Newsom's Hastened Recall Election a Bet on Rebounding Economy, Vanquished VirusCalifornia Democrats gambled by accelerating the date for the recall election. Their hope is that the economy will continue to rebound, coronavirus cases will remain low and the governor can avoid any politically embarrassing missteps.
Environmentalists, Unions Square Off Over Oil Well Setbacks Putting Gov. Newsom in a BindHow close to private property may oil producers locate their wells? In California, that issue is dividing two Democratic voting blocs — labor and environmentalists — whose support Gov. Newsom needs with his recall election looming.
Counties Across California Want Out of Blue Shield-Administered Vaccine ProgramSan Joaquin County is requesting opting out of what they called a “tremendous bureaucratic system” that would be implemented under Blue Shield and, so far, none of the state’s 58 counties has signed a contract with the insurance giant selected to administer the state's vaccine appointment and delivery system.
Gov. Newsom Signs Executive Order to Halt Pandemic Evictions Through JuneGov. Gavin Newsom signed an executive order on Thursday that extends authorization for local governments to halt evictions for commercial renters impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic through June 30.
Gov. Newsom to Revise Indoor Church Guidelines Following Supreme Court RulingGov. Newsom’s office said Saturday it will issue revised guidelines for indoor church services after the Supreme Court lifted the state’s ban on indoor worship during the coronavirus pandemic but left in place restrictions on singing and chanting.
Law Enforcement Officials Probe Rising Threats Against Gov. Newsom and His BusinessesLaw enforcement officials are investigating escalating threats of death and violence against California Gov. Gavin Newsom, his family and the wineries, shops and other businesses he founded.
Gov. Newsom's Zero-Emission Car Mandate May Depend on Biden VictoryGov. Gavin Newsom's goal of making all new automobile sales in the state zero-emission vehicles by 2035 requires one of two things to happen: either California has to win in court or Trump has to lose in the Nov. presidential election.
New State Bill Would Extend Evictions Moratorium 5 MonthsA newly-proposed bill would temporarily protect people from COVID-related evictions until February of 2021. Gov. Newsom considers it a compromise bill to help tenants while balancing the impact on landlords.
Fed COVID-19 Relief Funds Went To Newsom-Owned Businesses, Kanye West 'Yeezy' BrandA winery and hospitality company founded by Gov. Newsom and Kanye West's "Yeezy" clothing brand were among the hundreds of thousands of businesses which received funding from the U.S. Treasury Paycheck Protection Program, the government revealed Monday.
Gov. Newsom Orders Bars in 7 Counties to Close, Urges Contra Costa, Santa Clara to Follow SuitGov. Gavin Newsom on Sunday ordered bars that have opened in seven California counties to immediately close and urged bars in eight other counties to do the same
State Senate Passes $200 Billion Budget Plan; Assembly Set to Approve in Friday VoteThe California Senate on Thursday approved a $202.1 billion spending plan that covers the state's $54.3 billion deficit through a combination of temporary tax increases, delayed spending and cuts to colleges, courts and state worker salaries.