Articles Tagged With ‘Gavin Newsom’




California Democrats deadlock on top races, snub Feinstein

The California Democratic Party concluded its state convention over the weekend without endorsing longtime U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein, nor a single candidate in the top four races on the ticket. According to party rules, a candidate must receive 60 percent... (Continue reading)

California gun measure pitting politicians against law enforcement

Proposition 63, a gun control initiative developed by Lt. Gov. Gavin Newson, is pitting California’s political establishment against numerous law enforcement groups. Polls indicate the politicians have the better hand. [Daily Signal] The ballot measure calls for regulating ammunition sales,... (Continue reading)

Lands Commission approves new lease for Diablo Canyon

The three-member California State Lands Commission voted unanimously Tuesday to approve a new lease for the cooling system at Diablo Canyon power plant. The decision will likely allow PG&E to keep operating the nuclear power plant until 2025. Last week,... (Continue reading)

California Lands Commission set to rule on Diablo Canyon leases

The California Lands Commission is expected to rule Tuesday on whether or not to extend tidelands leases for PG&E’s cooling system at Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant. If the Lands Commission were to deny PG&E’s request to extend the leases,... (Continue reading)

Planning begins for loss of Diablo Canyon tax revenue

Local government agencies are set to lose about $26.75 million in annual revenue as a result of PG&E’s decision to close Diablo Canyon power plant. However, the loss in revenue does not appear to be catastrophic for any one agency.... (Continue reading)

State Treasurer John Chiang announced bid for governor

State Treasurer John Chiang announced Tuesday that he will run for governor. Chiang is the second state office holder to join the 2018 race to replace Gov. Jerry Brown. California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, who is already fundraising for the... (Continue reading)

Is Gavin Newsom trying to close Diablo Canyon?

California’s second-in-command and a leading candidate in the 2018 governor’s race, Gavin Newsom, is predicting Diablo Canyon power plant will close by the time its current licenses expire in 2024 and 2025. Newsom is also using his position as chair... (Continue reading)

Gavin Newsom to head Marijuana legalization panel

Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom will head a panel studying marijuana legalization in California, with an eye toward drafting a measure for the 2016 presidential-year ballot. The American Civil Liberties Union’s new panel will monitor marijuana issues in Washington and Colorado,... (Continue reading)

CSU raises tuition 9% amid student protests

California State University trustees voted to raise tuition by 9 percent on Wednesday, while outside the system’s Long Beach headquarters CSU police violently clashed with protesters. [SanFranciscoChronicle] Police used pepper spray on student protesters. In the end, a glass entry... (Continue reading)

Maldonado takes charge in San Bruno

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger is off to Asia on a trade mission, so the responsibility for coordinating the government’s response to Thursday’s gas pipe explosion in San Bruno has fallen squarely on the shoulders of Lieutenant Governor Abel Maldonado. [LA Times]... (Continue reading)