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Gavin Newsom

  1. california
    Another California Governor Recall Is Getting CloserGavin Newsom’s handling of COVID-19 has damaged his popularity, but could anyone play Schwarzenegger this time around?
  2. left coast
    California Is Coming Apart Over COVIDThe first state to lock down during the pandemic is a mess now. What went wrong?
  3. hypocrisy
    Rules for Thee, But Not for MeLiberal politicians are flouting lockdown restrictions. Class helps explain why.
  4. california
    California Democrats Keep Making Unforced Dining ErrorsGov. Gavin Newsom and SF mayor London Breed were at the same restaurant on back-to-back nights, potentially undermining their own COVID guidelines.
  5. 2020 elections
    Republicans Claw Back 4 California Congressional SeatsIt wasn’t a good election for California Republicans otherwise, but they did regain ground in the U.S. House.
  6. gawrsh
    California Announces Disneyland Reopening GuidelinesDon’t expect to be boarding the Matterhorn anytime soon.
  7. california wildfires
    Trump Rejects, Then Grants Wildfire Disaster Aid to CaliforniaThe Trump administration first rejected the state’s request for a federal disaster declaration for its September wildfires. It’s still unclear why.
  8. electric vehicles
    California to Ban Sales of New Gas-Powered Cars in 2035Governor Newsom’s office estimates the rule will cut the state’s greenhouse-gas emissions by 35 percent and nitrogen oxide emissions by 80 percent.
  9. politics
    Initial Maneuvering Begins for Kamala Harris’s Senate SeatIf Harris become veep, Gavin Newsom’s choice for a replacement for this very safe Democratic Senate seat could be pivotal, particularly for Latinos.
  10. coronavirus
    California Reorders Shutdowns on Indoor Activity As COVID-19 Cases SpikeGovernor Newsom cracks down on most indoor business activities with infections on the rise again.
  11. coronavirus
    Will the Supreme Court Force States to Let Churches Reopen?Churches are sometimes super spreaders of COVID-19. But the courts could decide their “religious liberty” interests trump everything.
  12. 2020 elections
    Heads We Win, Tails You Lose: For Trump, All Democratic Wins Are ‘Rigged’In a bad omen for November, Trump is making contradictory claims of fraud in a special congressional election in California that his party may win.
  13. coronavirus
    California Is Reckoning With Its Huge Budget DeficitsGavin Newsom is not engaging in any happy talk about quick economic recovery. And so his state’s fiscal picture looks dark as revenues collapse.
  14. coronavirus
    Federalism Is a Bad Prescription for Handling the Coronavirus CrisisReliance on cash-strapped state and local governments during the COVID-19 crisis could mean austerity measures that thwart the national response.
  15. coronavirus
    State Budgets Getting Are Blown Up by the Coronavirus PandemicIf the Feds don’t help, there will be a lot of red ink and pain in governments all over the country very soon.
  16. coronavirus
    Trump Wants Normalcy As Soon As Next Week, As Governors Prep for Longer ShutdownTo boost the economy, the president is mulling a near return to normalcy as early as next week, while governors prepare for the coming reality.
  17. legal cannabis
    California’s Legal Pot Industry Is StrugglingTaxes, regulations, local bans, and illegal competition have all hampered legal cannabis outlets.
  18. climate change
    Trump Sues California to Kill Cross-Border Cap-and-Trade MarketIt’s just the latest in the administration’s legal battles with the country’s largest state, which particularly target action on climate change.
  19. war on fur
    Fur Is Officially Banned in CaliforniaCalifornia has become the first state in the country to ban the sale of animal-fur products.
  20. california
    The EPA Joins Trump’s War on CaliforniaHomelessness has become another front in the full-on war between the administration and the nation’s largest state.
  21. america
    Anti-Vaxxers March on California Capitol Singing ‘We Shall Overcome’No.
  22. homelessness
    Trump Trolls Homeless People in CaliforniaAs he rolled through California collecting campaign contributions, the president blamed Democrats for homelessness, and the homeless for pollution.
  23. california
    California Is Headed Toward a Titanic Battle Over Raising Property TaxesBillions of dollars in tax revenue at stake in the first major effort to modify California’s Prop 13, which limits property taxes.
  24. vision 2020
    California Aims to Make Trump Release Taxes by Requiring It for Primary BallotIt’s the latest in the Democratic effort to force Trump to release his tax returns. But he can get around it by running a write-in campaign.
  25. housing
    Why California Killed Its ‘Upzoning’ Bill. Again.NIMBYs get another win over efforts to preempt local zoning rules restricting housing supply.
  26. california
    California Bets That Progressive Policies Will Reinforce Economic GrowthTrump & Co. can conflate conservative policies and economic growth all they want; California’s doing fine going in a very different direction.
  27. vision 2020
    California Could Ban Trump From 2020 Primary Unless He Releases Tax ReturnsJerry Brown vetoed a similar bill requiring all candidates to release their tax returns, but Gavin Newsom might sign it.
  28. transit woes
    The Battle Over High-Speed Rail Money Is Part of Trump’s War on CaliforniaTrump’s focus on the California high-speed rail project curtailed by Governor Gavin Newsom is about more than his desire to recoup some federal money.
  29. high-speed rail
    Newsom Derails Jerry Brown’s Pet High-Speed Rail ProjectThe project has been far over-budget, behind schedule, and not very popular. The only surprise was how rapidly Newsom gave it the heave-ho.
  30. housing
    Governor Newsom Takes Aim at California’s NIMBYismThe new California governor is quickly showing his seriousness about addressing the state’s affordable housing crisis.
  31. politics
    NYC Care Is Coming, and So Is the Health-Care Reform WaveBill de Blasio’s universal health-care proposal is part of a trend.
  32. politics
    Basically Everything Is Improved by an Interrupting ToddlerCalifornia governor Gavin Newsom’s son wandered on stage during his inaugural speech.
  33. transportation
    Off-Schedule and Over-Budget, California’s Bullet Train Is in Big TroubleNew Governor Gavin Newsom is promising a “fresh start” on Jerry Brown’s pet project.
  34. 2018 midterms
    California Got Even Bluer in the MidtermsRepublicans were already a decided minority in the Golden State. But this year they lost in some of their ancient strongholds.
  35. partisanship
    Maybe It’s Time for America to Split UpThe country is hopelessly split. So why not make it official and break up?
  36. 2018 midterms
    California’s Big Election Money Spent on Ballot Initiatives, Not CandidatesWhile key congressional fights rage across the state, what many voters are seeing are ads about dialysis, ambulance services, and rent control.
  37. democratic party
    Gavin Newsom Has More Important Things to Do Than Run for PresidentThe next governor of California is preparing to fight Trump and show off his state as a laboratory for progressive policies — including single-payer.
  38. California Democrats Did Well, But Not Perfectly, in PrimaryIt looks like Dems avoided the worst-case scenario of getting locked out of a few key U.S. House races. But they still have some problems.
  39. There Is a Lot at Stake in California’s Primaries TodayIncluding who controls the U.S. House of Representatives for the second half of Trump’s term.
  40. How 3 Races in California Could Cost Democrats Control of the HouseIn key districts, Democratic disarray is threatening to put winnable seats out of reach.
  41. The GOP Could Get Shut Out of California’s Gubernatorial ElectionIt could matter a lot nationally if Republicans are shut out of the general election in both of California’s top-of-the-ballot races.
  42. california
    Charter School Billionaires Boosting Former L.A. Mayor’s Gubernatorial CampaignA network of wealthy charter school backers is financing ads for Antonio Villaraigosa into a general election with fellow Democrat Gavin Newsom.
  43. politics
    Trump Leaps Into California Governor’s Race, Endorsing John CoxIt’s a bitter pill to swallow for that other Republican candidate in the race, big-time Trump supporter Travis Allen.
  44. California GOP Can’t Unite Behind a Gubernatorial CandidateNeither John Cox nor Travis Allen could snag the party’s endorsement, which boosts the chances of two Democrats facing off for governor in November.
  45. Politicians Are Gaming California’s Primary SystemThe original idea of top two was to help moderates win elections. But now the system is being used to reduce competition in general elections.
  46. A CA Bill to Encourage High-Density Development Near Transit Dies. For Now.An ambitious bill to force local governments to allow high-density housing near transit stops aroused a huge debate — and too much opposition.
  47. Unlike New York’s Unions, California’s Are Backing an Insurgent CandidateDianne Feinstein inspires no fear among progressive union activists. Andrew Cuomo does.
  48. GOP Competition to Show Who Loves Trump Most Could Backfire in NovemberExtremist candidates have hurt the GOP in the recent past. Association with an unpopular extremist president could do the same this year.
  49. Jerry Brown and Jeff Sessions Exchange Fiery Words Over ImmigrationSessions made a point of attacking California leaders in California, and Brown made a point of saying the administration is “full of liars.”
  50. New California Poll Shows Feinstein Doing Well, Republicans Doing PoorlyCalifornia’s new voting system will be perilous for the GOP, which may have no general-election candidates for governor or senator.
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