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.
Sen. Kamala Harris Gets A Look At Wildfire Damage In CaliforniaTouring wildfire damage Tuesday in her home state, California Sen. Kamala Harris said “ideology should not kick in" when responding to wildfires and the climate crisis, a veiled criticism of President Donald Trump, though she did not say his name.
Search For 22 People Missing In Western Wildfires Too DangerousThe huge wildfires torching much of three states have already claimed 36 lives. Now, friends and families worry about 22 people missing as infernos in rural Oregon make it too dangerous to search for them.
Trump Reignites Climate Debate In Sacramento Visit, Experts Say Wildfire Causes Are ComplexThe debate over who and what is responsible for wildfires in our area can easily become political, but the answer is not a simple one. Experts say there is not just one factor leading to the devastating firestorms.
Gov. Newsom Signs Bill Changing Sex Offender LawCalifornia Gov. Gavin Newsom on Friday signed a law that would give judges a say on whether to list someone as a sex offender for having oral or anal sex with a minor.
California Aims To Phase Out State-operated Youth PrisonsAfter years of fruitless debate, California now is on the verge of phasing out its state-operated juvenile prison system, a move hailed by reform advocates and criticized by counties that would assume responsibility for some of the state's most violent criminal youth.
Gov. Newsom Clarifies COVID Eviction Protections And Unveils Website For Tenants, LandlordsThe "Housing is Key" campaign is meant to help struggling renters and landlords know their rights under the state's new housing laws.