Newsom Signs Corporate Boardroom Diversity LawHundreds of California-based corporations must have directors from racial or sexual minorities on their boards under a first-in-the-nation bill signed Wednesday by Gov. Gavin Newsom.
Ban On Chokeholds Among California Criminal Justice ReformsSpurred by the slayings of George Floyd and other Black people in police custody across the country, California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Wednesday banned certain chokeholds as he approved several new laws designed to increase oversight of the criminal justice system.
California Tightens Rules On Rat Poisons That Kill WildlifeGov. Gavin Newsom on Tuesday signed a bill widely restricting the use of certain highly potent rat poisons that are blamed for killing mountain lions, birds and endangered wildlife.
Gov. Newsom Vetoes Bill To Aid Low-Income ImmigrantsGov. Gavin Newsom has vetoed a bill that would have authorized California to give low-income immigrants $600 to buy groceries.
New California Law Prompted By Crash That Killed Kobe BryantThe measure that will take effect Jan. 1 makes it a misdemeanor with fines up to $1,000 per offense to take such photos for anything other than an official law enforcement purpose.
California To Use Market Power In Bid To Lower Prescription Drug CostsCalifornia will attempt to use its massive market power to increase the availability and lower the cost of prescription drugs under a bill Gov. Gavin Newsom signed into law Monday.
Transgender Inmates Will Be Housed By Gender Identity In CaliforniaGov. Gavin Newsom signed a law on Saturday requiring California to house transgender inmates in prisons based on their gender identity — but only if the state does not have “management or security concerns.”
Gov. Newsom Pumping The Brakes On Gas CarsPumping the brakes on new gas car sales, Gov. Gavin Newsom announced in an executive order Wednesday that if you want to buy a new car, you'll have to go electric by 2035. 
California Ban On Fracking By 2024 Criticized As Too LateCalifornia Gov. Gavin Newsom moved Wednesday to end issuing new hydraulic fracturing permits by 2024, a delay criticized by many environmental groups but characterized as legally and politically realistic by another.
Gov. Newsom Announces Plan To Ban Sale Of Gas-Powered Cars In California By 2035California will halt sales of new gasoline-powered passenger cars and trucks by 2035, Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Wednesday, a move he says will cut greenhouse gas emissions by 35% in the nation’s most populous state.
Protesters Demand Newsom Act On Climate Change, Racial JusticeProtesters rallied at the California State Capitol on Sunday demanding Governor Gavin Newsom take action on climate change and racial justice.