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.
Surge in COVID-19 Cases Prompts State Officials to Consider Rolling Back ReopeningAs California hit a 3,792 COVID-19 hospitalizations over the weekend, Gov. Newsom warned Monday that tougher restrictions could once again be enforced.
Gov. Newsom Says State Should Prepare For Protest-Driven Spike In Coronavirus PandemicGov. Gavin Newsom said Thursday California should prepare for higher rates of positive tests because of both the ongoing protests and the reopening of businesses now underway.
California's Historic Homeless Hotel Quarantine Shows Progress, Need for More RoomsRoughly 7,000 people in California have been moved out of shelters, vehicles and rough streets to ride out the pandemic in hotels, an effort Gov. Gavin Newsom announced in March to shield some of the state's 150,000 estimated vulnerable homeless.
Newsom To Propose 10 Percent State Worker Pay Cut In Wake Of COVID-19 Budget ShortfallThe state's budget deficit continues to rapidly increase by the minute -- the devastating fiscal toll being taken on California's economy by the coronavirus outbreak.
Protests, Open Defiance Test Newsom's Resolve as California Counties Push to ReopenCalifornians mostly heeded stay-at-home orders over the weekend in anticipation that Gov. Newsom might ease some restrictions this week, while some rural communities announced plans to reopen on their own timetable.
Gov. Newsom Suspends 10-Cent Grocery Bag Charge During Coronavirus PandemicCalifornians won't be charged 10 cents per bag at the grocery store and retailers can again hand out thinner, single-use plastic bags under an executive order signed Thursday by the governor.
Stanford Health Expert Agrees Coronavirus Is Spreading Fast But Questions Governor's ProjectionsGov. Gavin Newsom imposed a statewide shelter-in-place order to combat the spread of COVID-19 but one local health expert wondered how the governor came up with the numbers he quoted in his projections.
California Supreme Court Rules Apple Must Pay Store Workers During Bag SearchesThe California Supreme Court ruled unanimously in San Francisco Thursday that Apple Inc. workers must be paid for the time they spend undergoing searches of their bags and iPhones when they leave work.
PG&E Scrambles to Renegotiate Wildfire Deal That Newsom NixedGov. Newsom's opposition to PG&E's restructuring plan a week after it struck a $13.5 billion settlement with fire victims is forcing the nation's largest utility to go back to the negotiating table and come up with a solution quickly.
Gov. Newsom Rejects $13.5 Billion PG&E Bankruptcy SettlementGov. Gavin Newsom has rejected a bankruptcy reorganization plan that Pacific Gas and Electric reached just last week with thousands of wildfire victims, including a $13.5 billion settlement.
Gov. Newsom Declares State Of Emergency As Wind-Driven Wildfires RageCalifornia Gov. Gavin Newsom has declared a statewide emergency as wildfires and extreme weather conditions forced almost 200,000 people from their homes.
Governor Signs S.F. Lawmaker's Urgency Funding Bill for Recycling CentersGov. Gavin Newsom on Friday signed a San Francisco assemblyman's urgency measure providing funding to bolster the dwindling presence of recycling centers in California. The bill takes effect immediately.
Gov. Newsom Signs Bills Banning Fur Sales, Wild Animals in CircusesCalifornia will be the first state to ban the sale and manufacture of new fur products and the third to bar most animals from circus performances under a pair of bills signed Saturday by Gov. Newsom.