California Creates 'Strike Teams' To Enforce Virus LimitsCalifornia is creating “strike teams” from 10 state agencies to enforce guidelines designed to slow the spread of the coronavirus, Gov. Gavin Newsom said Wednesday.
Backtrack On Reopening: Sacramento Restaurants Prepare To Close Doors After Gov. Orders Indoor ShutdownAmid an increase in COVID-19 cases, Gov. Gavin Newsom is ordering some businesses in 19 counties to stop indoor operations ahead of the holiday weekend.
California Governor OKs Budget Closing $54.3 Billion DeficitCalifornia Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a budget on Monday that closes an estimated $54.3 billion deficit by temporarily raising taxes on businesses, delaying payments to public schools and cutting billions of dollars in spending on state services and worker salaries.
Gov. Newsom Steps Up Urgency Of Virus MessagingCalifornia Gov. Gavin Newsom issued his sharpest warning yet on the rising coronavirus threat, announcing for the first time the state wanted a county to shut down again, pleading with residents to wear masks and reminding them that dozens of people are dying each day — 79 more reported Friday.
California Assembly To Cast Final Vote On State BudgetThe California Assembly will return to work on Friday from their summer recess to vote on a spending plan that closes the state's estimated $54.3 billion deficit through a combination of temporary tax increases, delayed spending and cuts to colleges, courts and state worker salaries.
Gov. Newsom Threatens To Cut Funds From Counties Not Enforcing COVID-19 GuidelinesGov. Newsom is pushing for stronger accountability from counties across the state by threatening to pull funding if they disregard state guidelines designed to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Dr. Fauci and Gov. Newsom Offer Stern Reminders For Californians To 'Socialize Safely' And 'Physically Distance'For the last few weeks, cases have climbed as fewer people social distance in the greater Sacramento area. But state and national leaders stress people need to find ways to socialize safely.
Under Budget Deal, Gov. Newsom Has Power To Pull Funding From Counties That Disregard COVID-19 RulesCalifornia counties could lose out on funding if they do not follow the state's coronavirus guidelines.
The First Wave Isn't Over: Gov. Newsom Says Everyone Needs To Wear A Face MaskGov. Gavin Newsom says it's more important now than ever for everyone to wear face masks.
Appeals Judge Halts Limit On Governor's Emergency PowersAn appellate judge on Wednesday stayed a lower court's order barring Gov. Gavin Newsom from issuing directives that might conflict with state law, freeing him to take additional executive actions during the coronavirus pandemic.
California Governor Defends Reopening, Urges Public CautionFollowing a weekend that saw California's broadest reopening yet since the coronavirus pandemic shuttered businesses, Gov. Gavin Newsom on Monday defended the state's pace and said the economic harm from isolation can have negative health outcomes, too.
California Deal For Protective Masks Wins Federal ApprovalMillions of protective masks will soon be on their way to California after the manufacturer paid by the state to make them finally won U.S. federal certification, the governor's office announced Monday. It came more than a month after the masks had originally been set to start arriving.
California Legislative Leaders Back State 'Sleeper Hold' BanCalifornia's Assembly speaker and other key lawmakers on Monday backed making it illegal statewide for police to use a type of neck hold that blocks the flow of blood to the brain, a proposal that appears to go beyond any other state.
California Legislature, Governor At Odds Over Budget DeficitGov. Gavin Newsom's task of closing California's estimated $54.3 billion budget deficit will come down to a battle with the Democratic-dominated Legislature over how much pain the state can endure now versus putting it off to next year and beyond.
Calm, But No Plans Yet From California Governor Amid UnrestWhen California Gov. Gavin Newsom addressed the protests over police brutality and accompanying violence that had dominated his state over the weekend, he declared that for too long state leaders had not addressed systemic racism and called for an end to lip service without action.