Articles Tagged With ‘Gavin Newsom’

Proposition 1 too close to call, campaign back on

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Gov. Gavin Newsom’s mental health ballot measure, which had appeared to be on pace to pass, remains too close to call, and opponents of the initiative have revived their campaign against it. [Cal Matters] Proposition 1 would... (Continue reading)

California schools to teach students to spot fake news

  By JOSH FRIEDMAN California schools will next year begin teaching students media literacy in an attempt to combat the spread of misinformation. Last month, Gov. Gavin Newsom signed into law Assembly Bill 873. The law requires that, starting Jan.... (Continue reading)

California voter approval of Newsom sinks to all-time low

By JOSH FRIEDMAN California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s approval rating has fallen to an all-time low of 44%, according to a new poll. [LA Times] The UC Berkeley Institute of Governmental Studies conducted a survey of California voters in late October... (Continue reading)

Newsom vetoes bill proposing unemployment for striking workers

By JOSH FRIEDMAN California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Saturday vetoed a bill that would have made striking workers eligible for unemployment benefits. Newsom noted in vetoing the bill that the debt in the state’s unemployment insurance fund is projected to... (Continue reading)

Newsom present, Trump absent at California GOP presidential debate

By JOSH FRIEDMAN SIMI VALLEY, Calif. — California Gov. Gavin Newsom is neither a Republican nor a current presidential candidate, yet the Golden State governor captured as much attention on Wednesday as any of the GOP White House hopefuls who... (Continue reading)

Youngest Manson follower released from California prison

By JOSH FRIEDMAN California corrections officials on Tuesday released a female follower of Charles Manson who was 19 years old at the time of the 1969 killings of Leno and Rosemary LaBianca. Leslie Van Houten previously admitted she stabbed Rosemary... (Continue reading)

Newsom reverses parole for Atascadero woman who killed CHP officer

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Gov. Gavin Newsom on Wednesday reversed the parole of an Atascadero woman who struck and killed a CHP officer, for which a jury convicted her of second-degree murder and gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated. At 22 years... (Continue reading)

California to keep paying Walgreens, despite Newsom’s threat

By JOSH FRIEDMAN California will continue paying money, likely billions of dollars, to the pharmacy chain Walgreens, despite Gov. Gavin Newsom announcing in a tweet last month that the state would no longer do business with the company. [Market Watch]... (Continue reading)

Newsom gets in Twitter tussle with Arkansas governor, lawmaker

By JOSH FRIEDMAN California Gov. Gavin Newsom engaged in a Twitter spat this week with Arkansas Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders, and a Democratic lawmaker came to the recently elected Republican governor’s defense.  Sanders, who served as press secretary for former... (Continue reading)

Judge strikes down California gun law, Newsom supports ruling

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A federal judge struck down a California gun law modeled after after a Texas abortion measure that allows Californians to sue those who make, sell, transport or distribute guns that are illegal in the Golden State. [Politico]... (Continue reading)