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California DAs assail Gov Newsom's execution moratorium

Four California district attorneys, Anne Marie Schubert, Michael Hestrin, Lisa Smittcamp and Gilbert Otero, have this notable new CNN commentary under the headline "California Gov. Gavin Newsom's death penalty moratorium is a disgrace."  Here is how it gets started: Gov. Gavin Newsom's blanket moratorium on California's death penalty is a slap in the face to crime victims and their families who have waited years for justice.  With the stroke of his pen last month, Newsom single-handedly undermi...
Tags: Law, California, Cnn, Gavin Newsom, American Civil Liberties Union, New California, Newsom, Douglas A Berman, Anne Marie Schubert Michael Hestrin Lisa Smittcamp, Gilbert Otero


Opinion: California Gov. Gavin Newsom's death penalty moratorium is a disgrace

Gov. Gavin Newsom's blanket moratorium on California's death penalty is a slap in the face to crime victims and their families who have waited years for justice. With the stroke of his pen last month, Newsom singlehandedly undermined our state's democratic values and our criminal justice system.
Tags: News, California, Stories, Gavin Newsom, Newsom


California Gov. Gavin Newsom's death penalty moratorium is a disgrace

Governor Newsom's decision is disheartening to victims and their families who have waited years for justice -- justice that judges, juries and voters agreed was warranted for horrific crimes, write the district attorneys for four California counties This autocratic decree was a disgraceful day for democracy.
Tags: California, Cnn, Gavin Newsom, Newsom


California's halt on death penalty is a disgrace

Gov. Gavin Newsom's blanket moratorium on California's death penalty is a slap in the face to crime victims and their families who have waited years for justice. With the stroke of his pen last month, Newsom singlehandedly undermined our state's democratic values and our criminal justice system.
Tags: News, California, Stories, Gavin Newsom, Newsom


Gov. Newsom's death penalty moratorium is a disgrace

Gov. Gavin Newsom's blanket moratorium on California's death penalty is a slap in the face to crime victims and their families who have waited years for justice. With the stroke of his pen last month, Newsom singlehandedly undermined our state's democratic values and our criminal justice system.
Tags: News, California, Stories, Gavin Newsom, Newsom


California death penalty moratorium is disgrace

Gov. Gavin Newsom's blanket moratorium on California's death penalty is a slap in the face to crime victims and their families who have waited years for justice. With the stroke of his pen last month, Newsom singlehandedly undermined our state's democratic values and our criminal justice system.
Tags: News, California, Stories, Gavin Newsom, Newsom


Can Gavin Newsom finally fix California’s tech woes?

California is the global capital of technological innovation, but state officials are much more adept at devising catchy names for their big “information technology” projects than actually implementing them. Take, for instance, something called “BrEZee,” which is supposed to streamline how the state Department of Consumer Affairs licenses countless thousands of professional workers. Four years ago, the state auditor’s office concluded “that the BreEZe project has been plagued with performance pr...
Tags: California, Opinion, Sport, Soccer, Jerry Brown, Gavin Newsom, Brown, Capitol, Legislature, Marin County, Department of Motor Vehicles, Levine, Dan Walters, Newsom, Marc Levine, Betty Yee


Removing road blocks for Californians on the path to recovery

California has an immediate opportunity to save lives. The state should act on this opportunity, without delay, to help ensure more parents don’t have to experience the unimaginable pain of losing a child, like I, and thousands of others in the state have. I lost my son to an accidental opioid overdose in 2010. Countless parents in California have also experienced this tragedy and still more watch as their children, family members and friends suffer from addiction every day. While the problems o...
Tags: California, Opinion, Senate, Sport, Soccer, Bill, Orange County, Legislature, Mental Health Parity, Newsom, Laguna Niguel California, Sen Jim Beall, Guest Commentary, Jodi Barber


SB37 would undermine the state economy to prop up a failed status quo

You wouldn’t know it, but the California state motto is still “Eureka,” not “We’re raising taxes again because we need the money for the schools.” The latest proposal to raise taxes “for the schools” is Senate Bill 37 by Sen. Nancy Skinner, D-Berkeley. SB37 would raise the corporate income tax rate from the current 8.84% to 10.84%, and possibly as high as 14.84% if a company is judged to be paying its top executive too much money relative to the median wage of the rest of the company’s employees...
Tags: California, Opinion, Senate, Sacramento, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Editorials, Bill, Committee, Golden State, California Teachers Association, Los Angeles Unified School District, Newsom, SB37, Sen Nancy Skinner D Berkeley SB37


Has the business community had enough?

There is a particularly nasty YouTube video that made the rounds several years ago where a school punk was bullying another student who was overweight.  The punk kept punching the other kid who was forced to retreat until his back was against a wall.  After several punches, the overweight kid picked up the bully and slammed him to the ground so violently that the punk literally bounces off the pavement. For decades, taxpayers in California have been the punching bag for tax-and-spend politicians...
Tags: California, Opinion, Sacramento, America, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Lausd, Eric Garcetti, Garcetti, Gray Davis, Newsom, Jon Coupal, Opinion columns, Committee to Re


Newsom is overplaying his hand in bid to lower drug prices

When it comes to prescription drugs, California is a big customer, and big customers should get the best prices, or so the thinking goes. The state provides health insurance or health care to state employees and to prison inmates, and then there are 13 million people — one third of the state’s population — on Medi-Cal, the safety-net health insurance program for low-income residents. Gov. Gavin Newsom wants all California state agencies to negotiate as a block to force pharmaceutical companies t...
Tags: California, Opinion, Senate, Sacramento, San Francisco, Sport, Soccer, Jerry Brown, Committee, Gavin Newsom, Southern California, Assembly, Health and Human Services Department, David Chiu, Medi Cal, Newsom


​Using ‘market’ and ‘moral’ power, LA County​ joins Newsom effort to cut prescription drug costs

DOWNEY – After touring a county hospital in Downey, Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Wednesday that Los Angeles County will partner with the state to combine their market strength in hopes of negotiating lower prescription drug costs from pharmaceutical companies. Newsom has been pushing efforts to lower drug costs since taking office 100 days ago. One of his first official actions as governor was signing an executive order aimed at creating a single-purchaser system allowing the state, counties, cit...
Tags: Politics, News, Congress, California, Washington, California News, Sport, Soccer, Healthcare, Medicare, Associated Press, Gavin Newsom, Los Angeles County, Downey, Board of Supervisors, LA County


How California budget ‘trailer bills’ are misused

In the jargon of the Capitol, “trailer bills” are measures that accompany the annual state budget – in theory making the changes of law necessary to implement the budget’s fiscal policies. In practice, they serve another, much different function – to sneakily do things that might otherwise be difficult to do if they were fully exposed in advance to the public. Because trailer bills are considered part of the budget, they can be enacted with simple majority legislative votes and take effect immed...
Tags: Supreme Court, California, Opinion, Senate, Sacramento, Sport, Soccer, Paris, Bill, Department Of Justice, Jerry Brown, Gavin Newsom, Brown, Capitol, Legislature, General Fund


California Lawmakers Return Fire At Trump Over Sanctuary Cities Threat

California Democrats are swiping back as President Donald Trump gleefully muses about dumping immigrants in sanctuary cities to punish the lawmakers who instituted the policy. Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) pointed out the inconsistencies in Trump’s desire to boot immigrants from the country and simultaneous threat to load them into U.S. city centers. “Which one is it, Mr. President?” Newsom asked during an interview with the Los Angeles Times. “That fundamental flaw in the logic needs to be considere...
Tags: News, California, Washington Post, White House, Immigration, Los Angeles, Dhs, Oakland, Donald Trump, Eric Garcetti, Los Angeles Times, Gavin Newsom, Trump, Newsom, Libby Schaaf, Sanctuary Cities


Will undocumented immigrants avoid new state health benefits?

By Virginia Gaglianone and Yesenia Amaro, The USC Center for Health Journalism Collaborative More than anything else, Claudia Navarro wanted health insurance for her children when she arrived in the United States. Navarro’s daughter has spina bifida — a congenital condition her doctors in Mexico said would kill the girl within a year. But Navarro didn’t give up on her baby. Instead, she brought her two young children to the U.S. to seek medical help. She obtained limited Medi-Cal benefits for he...
Tags: Health, News, California, Washington, Mexico, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, United States, Department Of Homeland Security, Medicaid, Ana, Gavin Newsom, Trump, Univision, Arthur


Gov. Gavin Newsom talks homelessness with San Bernardino County officials

Gov. Gavin Newsom talks with formerly homeless individuals, service providers and local officials at the Arrowhead McKee Family Health Center in San Bernardino on Tuesday, April 16, 2019. (Photo by Terry Pierson, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG) Michelle Padilla talks about her former homelessness during a round table discussion with Gov. Gavin Newsom, service providers and local officials at Arrowhead McKee Family Health Center in San Bernardino on Tuesday, April 16, 2019. (Photo by Terry Pierson...
Tags: Politics, News, California, Sacramento, Sport, Soccer, Homeless, Lausd, Local News, Gavin Newsom, San Bernardino, Willis, San Bernardino County, LA County, San Fernando Valley, Padilla


Trump, death penalty, immigration mark Newsom’s 1st 100 days

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom has kept up a frenetic pace in his first 100 days, jousting with President Donald Trump, traveling to Central America, placing a moratorium on executions and pledging bold action on housing and clean water. It’s in contrast to Jerry Brown, his predecessor and fellow Democrat who favored […]
Tags: News, California, Ap, Nation, Jerry Brown, Donald Trump, Central America, Gavin Newsom, Trump, Sacramento Calif, Newsom


California governor won’t block building in high-fire areas

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A desire to live near nature is embedded in California’s ethos, Gov. Gavin Newsom said Monday as he explained why he doesn’t want to block home building near forested areas at high risk for wildfires. “There’s something that is truly Californian about the wilderness and the wild and pioneering spirit,” Newsom […]
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California’s DMV crisis could make or break Gavin Newsom

Ambitious politicians like to dazzle us with what Hollywood screenwriters call “high concept” pitches that reduce complex ideas to a few succinct words. Gavin Newsom is certainly an ambitious politician and is extraordinarily oriented toward high-concept gestures. His latest emerged during a quick trip to El Salvador last week, ostensibly to learn why so many Salvadorans are making arduous treks to the U.S.-Mexico border, hoping to gain asylum. Newsom floated the notion that he and California ca...
Tags: Hollywood, California, Opinion, Mexico, San Francisco, Sport, Soccer, DMV, Julian Assange, El Salvador, Jerry Brown, Donald Trump, Bond, Gavin Newsom, Brown, Capitol


As Trump battles California, Gov. Newsom makes big changes in first 100 days

From halting death row executions to derailing a high-speed train, Newsom is continuing a brash leadership style he espoused as San Francisco mayor.            [Author: USA TODAY]
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California governor proposes fund to pay for wildfire liabilities; PG&E shares rise

The creation of a fund that would allow utilities to pay for wildfire damage claims sent PG&E Corp shares soaring nearly 12 percent before closing 3.95 percent higher on Friday. "PG&E is a textbook example of what happens when a utility does not invest in safety after numerous deadly reminders to do so over many years," a report released by Newsom said.
Tags: Science, California, Newsom, PG E Corp


Poll: California voters offer mixed views on death penalty, sanctuary laws, horse racing

Californians’ opinions are sharply divided about the death penalty and sanctuary-city policies, but they’re in broad agreement that climate change is a problem and President Trump’s threat to close the border with Mexico is a bad idea, according to a poll released Thursday, April 11. The Quinnipiac University Poll asked 1,005 California voters April 3-8 about several familiar issues and a few new ones, including views of horse racing in the wake of 23 horses’ deaths in three months at Santa Anit...
Tags: California, Mexico, Sport, Joe Biden, Soccer, Gop, United States, Connecticut, Pasadena, Dianne Feinstein, Arcadia, Bernie Sanders, Gavin Newsom, Trump, Feinstein, HARRIS


Bail bond preservation measure looks like a winner

It’s never easy to convince Californians they should reverse decisions made by the legislators they elect, as Republicans led by the failed gubernatorial candidate John Cox discovered last fall. Cox made his pet proposition, a referendum to repeal a 12-cent gasoline tax increase passed in 2017, the centerpiece of his run for governor, but saw it lose by a 57-43 percent margin, not even close. But California referenda – the term for propositions aiming to overturn laws passed by the Legislature –...
Tags: Mark Zuckerberg, California, Opinion, Sacramento, America, Sport, Soccer, Gop, Aclu, San Joaquin, Gavin Newsom, Northern California, Cox, Legislature, American Civil Liberties Union, Thomas Elias


Governor says surfing can connect California and El Salvador

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom sees surfing as a way to help El Salvador provide more economic opportunities for its people. Newsom is in the Central American country and heard Tuesday from surfing business owners and investors. He also met with President-elect Nayib Bukele, who says he wants to join […]
Tags: News, California, Nation, El Salvador, Gavin Newsom, San Salvador El Salvador, Newsom, NAYIB BUKELE


The Latest: Salvadorans tell Gov. Newsom of fleeing to US

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — The Latest on California Gov. Gavin Newsom's trip to El Salvador (all times local):
Tags: News, California, US, El Salvador, Gavin Newsom, San Salvador El Salvador, Newsom


Notable new (though incomplete) accounts of the state of death penalty politics

A couple of major news outlets had a couple of recent lengthy stories about modern death penalty politics.  Here are headlines, links, a small snippet and a follow-up comments: From NBC News, "Death penalty repeal sweeping across states as both parties get on board": Hannah Cox, the national manager of Conservatives Concerned About the Death Penalty, said that while the issue of repealing the death penalty was once a partisan one, that's changing.  It "was virtually unheard of in 2012 for a Rep...
Tags: Law, California, Barack Obama, Georgia, Gop, Hillary Clinton, New York Times, Bill Clinton, Death Penalty, Ohio, Republican, South Carolina, Trump, John Kasich, Democratic Party, Cox


Murder charge sought for driver as CHP officer fatally injured in Lake Elsinore is recalled as ‘beloved sergeant’

A veteran CHP officer fatally injured when struck by a car driven on the right shoulder of the 15 Freeway in Lake Elsinore was described Sunday as a “beloved sergeant” who mentored officers and “loved the Highway Patrol and his family.” Sgt. Steve Licon of the CHP Riverside Area. (Photo courtesy CHP) Sgt. Steve Licon, with the agency for 27 years, was struck Saturday afternoon as he wrote a traffic citation for a Chrysler sedan he had stopped on the southbound 15 Freeway, north of Nichols Ro...
Tags: News, California, La, Sport, Crash, Soccer, Chrysler, Dui, California Highway Patrol, CalTrans, Las Vegas, Homicide, CHP, Riverside County, Winchester, Gavin Newsom


Democrats Rethink the Death Penalty, and Its Politics.

Following California’s moratorium on executions, Democrats running for president embraced abolition, signaling a generational shift for the party.
Tags: News, California, Capital punishment, Biden, Trump, Democratic Party, HARRIS, Gavin, Newsom, Donald J, Joseph R Jr, Supreme Court (US, Presidential Election of 2020, Kamala D


New health care bills before California Legislature aim for better access and affordability

Dr. Anjali Mahoney, regional medical director for AltaMed, chats with patient Teressa Silver, 60, at the Huntington Beach office on Wednesday, February 6, 2019. About 20 percent of the patients who visit this clinic are uninsured, Mahoney said.(Photo by Mindy Schauer, Orange County Register/SCNG) Dr. Anjali Mahoney, regional medical director for AltaMed, in Huntington Beach on Wednesday, February 6, 2019. Mahoney said about 20 percent of the patients who visit the clinic don’t have health ins...
Tags: Health, News, Congress, California, Mexico, Sport, Soccer, Palmer, Orange County, Wood, Gavin Newsom, Univision, Huntington Beach, Legislature, California Legislature, Department of Finance


California is not a nation-state, despite its pretensions

SACRAMENTO – My local publicly run electric utility district is represented by an elected board of directors, none of whose names I know or care to know. The lights always go on and the monthly bill never is awful. Is the district run as efficiently as possibly? That’s doubtful, but who cares? Economists call this “rational ignorance.” It’s simply not worth the time and effort to learn much more about it given the limited payback such knowledge would yield. That’s my view toward the waste-dispos...
Tags: California, Opinion, White House, Sacramento, Sport, Soccer, El Salvador, District Of Columbia, South Carolina, Gavin Newsom, Trump, San Francisco Chronicle, Joe Garofoli, Newsom, Xavier Becerra, Steven Greenhut