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Could the crime surge give Newsom recall a push?

Those who want voters to recall Gov. Gavin Newsom joined crime victim advocates at the state Capitol last Tuesday to accuse the governor of being too lenient on lawbreakers as the state experiences a new wave of crime. They castigated him for unilaterally suspending executions of murderers and making it easier for felons to win release from state prisons. “The thing that really alarms me about what the governor did, is that it’s a continuation of policies to undermine the criminal justice system...
Tags: California, Opinion, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sport, Soccer, Solano County, Gavin Newsom, Northern California, Feinstein, Capitol, University of California Davis, Dan Walters, Stanislaus County, Padilla, Newsom


California Gov. Gavin Newsom signs bill that bans police from posting mugshots of people accused of non-violent crimes on social media

California Governor Gavin Newsom at a June 2021 press conference. Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Friday signed a bill preventing police from sharing mugshots on social media of individuals accused of non-violent crimes. The bill's sponsor said he hoped the legislation helps to tackle "unconscious bias," according to the San Francisco Chronicle. Under the law, police can still share photos of individuals they believe are dangerous who those who are a...
Tags: Politics, News, California, San Francisco, Trends, San Jose, Low, Gavin Newsom, Assembly, San Francisco Chronicle, Chronicle, Newsom, Evan Low, Alberto E Rodriguez Getty, Connor Perrett, Bill Scott Low


California’s spending on homelessness lacks creativity, urgency

California’s homeless problem has spiraled into a full-on crisis, as the ranks of the homeless have soared nearly 40% over the last five years, according to recent news reports. City officials across the state are therefore relieved that Gov. Gavin Newsom has earmarked $2.4 billion a year to fund a variety of programs. It’s an unprecedented commitment. The state government has a legitimate role in dealing with this matter, which has widespread implications for public safety and for the quality o...
Tags: California, Opinion, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Editorials, Los Angeles Times, Gavin Newsom, Feinstein, KQED, Padilla, Newsom, Lao, NBC Los Angeles, Legislative Analyst 's Office


Brave new court: Melissa Murray on the new conservative majority

Melissa Murray refused to recant her view: The newly minted conservative court is poised to effect great change in the country. Murray, a professor of law at New York University and co-host of the podcast Strict Scrutiny, co-authored an article last September predicting that the transition on the Supreme Court from Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg to Justice Amy Coney Barrett would spell “seismic consequences.” In conversation on Thursday with John Barrett, a professor of law at St. John’s Universit...
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Radical antitrust bills would be disastrous for consumers and innovation

Last week, Margrethe Vestager, the European Union’s top competition commissioner, praised all of the antitrust action legislators have been taking. Do American consumers really want what European consumers have (or, more precisely, what they don’t have)? In June, the House approved six radical bills meant to reign in the market power of large tech companies like Amazon, Apple, Google, Facebook and Twitter. The bills were originally co-sponsored by Rep. David Cicilline, D-Rhode Island, and Rep. K...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Congress, California, Opinion, China, America, Eu, Sport, European Union, Atlantic, Soccer, House, New York Times, Biden, American Dream


Optimize school spending to help students, not teachers unions

California schools are in for a payday, but there’s no word yet on how much of that money will actually be used to help students recover from extended school closures. In total, Golden State schools will receive $15.3 billion in additional funding, thanks to a series of federal aid packages aimed at restoring student learning time lost during the pandemic. The amount California school districts will receive varies widely, with dozens of charter schools receiving less than $100 in per-pupil relie...
Tags: California, Opinion, Sport, Soccer, San Luis Obispo, Golden State, Los Angeles Unified School District, Newsom, Guest Commentary, California Policy Center, Chantal Lovell, Butte Nevada


As Eleventh Circuit works though ACCA "occasions different" mess, Judge Newson flags Apprendi "prior conviction" issues

A helpful reader alerted me to an interesting new split Eleventh Circuit panel decision in US v. Dudley, No. 19-10267 (7th Cir. July 22, 2021) (available here), concerning application of the severe mandatory minimum in the federal Armed Career Criminal Act.  As regular readers know, ACCA converts the 10-year maximum prison term for illegal gun possession by a felon into a 15-year mandatory minimum if the defendant has the wrong kind of prior convictions.  The basic issue in Dudley is a topic als...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, US, Alabama, Dudley, Eleventh Circuit, ACCA, Newsom, Newson, Douglas A Berman, Almendarez Torres, Apprendi, Alleyne, Apprendi Almendarez Torres


We Can Love Electric Cars, But Let’s Not Spurn Biofuels

Right now, electric cars have the momentum and the “inevitability” narrative on their side. Is the idea of pursuing two paths forward a waste of money? By Dan Morgan Note: This article originally appeared in the Globalist and is re-published with permission. More about the Globalist here. https:theglobalist.com The Biden administration, the European Union, China and General Motors want to make battery-powered electric cars the champion of motorists worldwide. At the same time, U.S. a...
Tags: Amazon, Europe, Obama, Congress, California, Washington, China, Germany, Alabama, Sacramento, General Motors, Tesla, Eu, European Union, Atlantic, United States


Why the long wait notifying the public about the Hyperion spill?

The Hyperion Water Reclamation Plant, near El Segundo, discharged 17 million gallons of untreated sewage into the Pacific Ocean the evening of July 11 into the morning of July 12. Operators of the plant, which is owned by the city of Los Angeles, usually dump their treated wastewater five miles at sea, but an emergency — akin to a giant clogged pipe in your home — caused them to instead release untreated waste a mile offshore in order to forestall even more problems. All morning long on the 12th...
Tags: Opinion, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Editorials, Tokyo, Pacific Ocean, Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles County, Health Department, El Segundo, Newsom, Dockweiler Beach, Ron Galperin, Galperin, Hyperion Water Reclamation Plant


California’s thorough bungling of unemployment insurance system

The fight is on to shift the blame for California bungling the processing of unemployment insurance claims so badly that the state lost at least $11 billion, and maybe as much as $31 billion, to fraud. On Tuesday, state officials announced the appointment of a special counsel to assist in the investigation into fraudulent unemployment claims that resulted in mind-boggling sums of money flowing to international criminal organizations, swindlers and even prison inmates. McGregor Scott, who will ha...
Tags: California, Opinion, Bank Of America, Sport, Soccer, Hawaii, Editorials, Tokyo, Cnbc, Gavin Newsom, Scott, U S Department of Labor, Employment Development Department, California Chamber of Commerce, Newsom, Eastern District of California


United States: California Passes "Workaround" To Federal Limit On State Tax Deduction For Certain Owners Of Pass-Through Entities - Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton

On July 16, 2021, Governor Newsom signed California Assembly Bill 150 into law, allowing certain owners of passthrough entities to find a way around the current $10,000...
Tags: News, California, United States, Hampton, Newsom, Mullin Richter


Three growing crises could affect Newsom recall

In many ways, the campaign to recall Gov. Gavin Newsom is evolving just as Newsom hoped it would. The polls indicate that recall sentiment is running well behind what would be needed to oust him from office. He enjoys solid support from his own Democratic Party, even though he won’t be listed as a Democrat on the Sept. 14 ballot, thanks to an error by his campaign. Newsom and the Legislature advanced the date of the election to take advantage of his current popular support and give his opponents...
Tags: Congress, California, Opinion, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Republican Party, Jerry Brown, Caitlyn Jenner, Gavin Newsom, Democratic Party, Capitol, Legislature, Dan Walters, Newsom, Newson


Why spending matters in times of inflation and high debt

A lot of people don’t care about the nation’s growing debt. Some believe that low interest rates for the foreseeable future essentially means a free lunch for the government. Others believe that no matter what the cost of this debt, it is all worth it because of the purported higher returns on government spending. But there is an argument that may convince them otherwise: If inflation ever gets out of control, it’s easier to deal with it in a lower-debt environment. I believe that high levels of...
Tags: Congress, California, Opinion, Sport, Soccer, Federal Reserve, Fed, Newsom, Mercatus Center, Veronique De Rugy, Opinion columns, Brian Riedl, Manhattan Institute Congressional Budget Office


Government can’t handle complex problems, period

As Gov. Gavin Newsom announced on Monday that he has signed a bill to provide another $12 billion in homelessness funding, he brushed off a reporter’s question about the possibility that California’s spending on housing and programs would become a “magnet” that attracts people to the state. “To the extent that people want to come here for new beginnings at all income levels, that’s part of the California dream,” Newsom said. He also said “we” (that is, taxpayers) “have got to take responsibility...
Tags: California, Opinion, Uncategorized, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Gavin Newsom, Newsom, Susan Shelley, Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority, Sportsmen 's Lodge, Family Housing, Roomkey, Opinion columns, Project Roomkey, Homekey


California expands film and TV tax credit by $330 million

LOS ANGELES — Joined by state legislators at Sunset Gower Studios in Hollywood, Gov. Gavin Newsom signed legislation on Wednesday, July 21, to expand California’s Film and Television Tax Credit Program by $330 million to attract production jobs to California. “California’s iconic entertainment industry is a point of pride that creates important revenue and opportunity for workers, businesses and communities across the state,” Newsom said. “Today’s investments ensure film and television productio...
Tags: Business, Hollywood, News, California, Government, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Bill, Gavin Newsom, Golden State, Dee Dee Myers, Charles Rivkin, California California, Newsom, AFTRA


Gavin Newsom on Expanded Film Credits: ‘You Gotta Be There for the Long Haul’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Gov. Gavin Newsom traveled to Sunset Gower Studios in Hollywood on Wednesday to sign a $330 million boost to the state’s film and TV tax credit. The studio lot is more than 100 years old, and provided a backdrop for Newsom to talk about a new $150 million program to encourage more soundstage construction. Newsom […]
Tags: Hollywood, News, Gavin Newsom, Newsom, California Film Tax Credit, Sunset Gower Studios


Gov. Newsom signs bill to help fight retail theft during Long Beach visit

Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a bill that aims to curb organized retail theft across the state on Wednesday, July 21, during a visit to Long Beach where he also met with local mayors and police chiefs. The signing of Assembly Bill 331, which expands the California Highway Patrol’s property-crimes task force, is among several recent efforts to address an uptick in crime across California, Newsom said during a press conference on Long Beach’s Retro Row, a small business district on Fourth Street. The b...
Tags: News, California, Senate, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sport, Soccer, Long Beach, California Highway Patrol, CHP, Eric Garcetti, Gavin Newsom, Garcia, Assembly, Riverside, AB


Judge Rules That Radio Host Larry Elder Will Appear On The California Recall Ballot

SACRAMENTO (AP/CBS13) – Conservative talk radio host Larry Elder will be a candidate in California’s upcoming recall election that could remove Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom from office. Elder scored a swift court victory in Sacramento, where he challenged a decision by state election officials to block him from the ballot. Superior Court Judge Laurie M. Earl disagreed with a state decision that Elder failed to meet requirements to file recent tax returns. Forty-two other candidates have been cle...
Tags: Politics, News, Congress, California, Sacramento, San Diego, Fox News, Associated Press, Caitlyn Jenner, Gavin Newsom, State, Superior Court, Kevin Faulconer, John Cox, Newsom, CBS Broadcasting Inc


Newsom Signs Bill Granting Extra $330 Million for Film and TV Industry

Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a bill on Wednesday that provides an extra $330 million for the film and TV industry, and also carries a new incentive to promote diversity on sets. Newsom signed the bill at Sunset Gower Studios in Hollywood. The bill includes a new $150 million tax credit aimed at promoting the construction […]
Tags: Hollywood, News, Gavin Newsom, Newsom, California Film and Television Tax Credit, Sunset Gower Studios


Former prosecutor tapped to investigate California’s unemployment fraud

Gov. Gavin Newsom’s administration on Tuesday tapped a former federal prosecutor to help investigate billions of dollars in fraudulent unemployment benefits paid by the state. The Employment Development Department and the governor’s Office of Emergency Services Fraud Task Force have named McGregor W. Scott as “fraud special counsel.” The agencies said Scott will work with law enforcement to combat fraud and prosecute people accused of bilking the government. Scott was the U.S. Attorney for the E...
Tags: Business, Jobs, California, Oregon, Sport, Soccer, Republican, Donald Trump, George W Bush, Central Valley, Gavin Newsom, Scott, Bakersfield, Employment Development Department, Newsom, Eastern District of California


Without a superhero candidate, this recall is all about Newsom

In 2003, the last time California had a statewide recall election, the imagination of the electorate was captured by Hollywood mega-star Arnold Schwarzenegger.  Gray Davis, the incumbent governor, and a mere mortal, was up against the globe’s biggest superhero and the reality was that Davis didn’t have a fighting chance. The race was not only covered by the Sacramento press corps, it was covered by everyone: the state press, entertainment press, national press, and international press…everyone o...
Tags: Hollywood, Congress, Australia, California, Opinion, Sacramento, Sport, Soccer, Hillary Clinton, Davis, Donald Trump, Caitlyn Jenner, Gavin Newsom, Trump, John Phillips, KABC


The state, not employers, should pay down EDD debt

In response to the pandemic, Gov. Gavin Newsom took a bold step to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus and save lives by ordering large sectors of California’s economy closed. Millions of Californians suddenly hit the unemployment lines, and the state’s unemployment insurance fund began distributing unprecedented sums of benefits. In addition to legitimate claims from out-of-work Californians, there was large-scale fraud that was successful because of mismanagement at the Employment Developme...
Tags: Congress, California, Opinion, Sport, Soccer, Gavin Newsom, Legislature, Employment Development Department, Newsom, Legislative Analyst 's Office, Guest Commentary, Robert Gutierrez, California Taxpayers Association, Employment Development Department An, Golden State Our


Woke words, dim minds

Have you noticed how our language is changing? At a congressional hearing on “Birthing While Black,” nearly every politician used the words “birthing people” instead of “women” or “mothers.” Asked why, Shalanda Young, President Joe Biden’s budget director, said, “Our language needs to be more inclusive.” Activists have also changed “equality” to “equity” and “affirmative action” to “diversity.” The Associated Press no longer uses “mistress.” It tells reporters to use “companion, friend or lover....
Tags: Congress, California, Opinion, America, Sport, Joe Biden, Soccer, George Orwell, Economist, John Stossel, John McWhorter, Goldwater Institute, Newsom, American Booksellers Association, Times of London, University of Illinois Chicago


Newsom Administration Appoints Special Counsel For California Unemployment Fraud

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s administration on Tuesday tapped a former federal prosecutor to help investigate billions of dollars in fraudulent unemployment benefits paid by the state. The Employment Development Department and the governor’s Office of Emergency Services Fraud Task Force have named McGregor W. Scott as “fraud special counsel.” The agencies said Scott will work with law enforcement to combat fraud and prosecute people accused of bilking the government. ...
Tags: California, Oregon, Ap, Republican, Donald Trump, George W Bush, Central Valley, Gavin Newsom, Scott, Bakersfield, Sacramento Calif, Employment Development Department, Newsom, Eastern District of California, Thompson Reuters, McGregor W Scott


Record drought in western U.S. means elevated fire risk in Southern California

While Southern California has been spared the worst impacts of the drought so far this year, the region’s vulnerability to wildfires and water shortages is expected to grow in the coming months — and decades. The western United States is experiencing its most extensive drought on record, with 89% of the region in a drought and 57% getting an “extreme” or “exceptional” designation from the National Integrated Drought Information System, a multi-agency entity led by NOAA, the National Oceanic and ...
Tags: News, California, Environment, California News, Los Angeles, Sport, West, Soccer, United States, Noaa, Local News, Orange, Sierra, Gavin Newsom, Southern California, San Bernardino


Radio Host Larry Elder Sues Over Being Blocked From California Recall Ballot

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Tags: Politics, News, California, Sacramento, Los Angeles, San Diego, Fox News, Caitlyn Jenner, Gavin Newsom, Elder, State, Weber, Superior Court, Kevin Faulconer, John Cox, Newsom


U.S. should offer compassion and care, not more wars

The last week has brought heightened focus on United States military intervention in other countries. Following the assassination of Haiti’s President Jovenel Moise, Claude Joseph, the acting prime minister, requested U.S. military intervention to stabilize conditions in his country. Mayor Francis Suarez of Miami has suggested that U.S. airstrikes might be appropriate against Cuban military targets, to assist the widespread popular demonstrations against Communist Party rule. Meanwhile, the U.S....
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Free school lunch is now an option for 6.2 million students in California, regardless of income

Getty California passed the nation's first free school lunch program for every student regardless of income. This $54 million investment would cover lunches for the next school year, impacting 6.2 million students. Lawmakers are pushing for universal free school meals nationwide to fight childhood hunger. See more stories on Insider's business page. Giving every student the option to eat lunch for free is the latest way California is choosing to make use of its significant budget ...
Tags: New York, Minnesota, California, Boston, Trends, Chicago, Wisconsin, Kirsten Gillibrand, Vermont, Gavin Newsom, Sanders, Tony, Newsom, Gwen Moore, Sens Bernie Sanders, Ilhan Omar


DACA turmoil shows need for Congress to act

On Friday, United States District Court Judge Andrew Hanen in Texas ruled the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program is unlawful and the federal government should stop accepting new applications. The program, established by President Barack Obama in 2012, has shielded from deportation more than 800,000 immigrants who came to the United States as children and have lived in the U.S. since 2007. This includes over 180,000 here in California. The most recently available figures show there ar...
Tags: Texas, Supreme Court, Congress, California, Opinion, America, Barack Obama, Sport, Dhs, Soccer, United States, Editorials, Department Of Justice, Biden, Trump, Don


Statewide mask order would pose political challenge for Newsom

Newsom did not directly answer a question during a Monday news conference in Sonoma County when asked about the possibility of a...
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