Newsom Mixes Decisions On Labor, Crime, HousingGov. Gavin Newsom was no rigid ideologue when it came to his decisions on the hundreds of bills sent to him in an odd legislative year shortened by the coronavirus. The first-term Democrat most often sided with labor, immigration and criminal justice reform groups but also vetoed bills they had made priorities.
Newsom Vetoes Return-To-Work Bill For Many Laid-Off California WorkersGov. Gavin Newsom has vetoed a bill that supporters say would have guaranteed many California workers laid off because of the pandemic the right to get their jobs back once economic conditions improve, citing too high a burden on struggling employers.
Newsom Vetoes California Bill Requiring Ethnic Studies For High School GraduationGov. Gavin Newsom late Wednesday vetoed a bill that would have made ethnic studies a California high school graduation requirement, citing controversy over the model curriculum.
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 Law Prioritizes People Over Corporate Home-BuyersTenants, affordable housing groups and local governments will get first crack at buying foreclosed homes under a measure approved Monday by Gov. Gavin Newsom.
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.”
California Expands Financial Protections After US RollbackCalifornia on Friday created what supporters call its own nation-leading, state-level version of the federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau after critics said the Trump administration significantly weakened national protections.
Newsom Signs Law To Grow Mental Health Coverage In CaliforniaGov. Gavin Newsom signed a law on Friday that for the first time in California defines “medical necessity," a move aimed at requiring private health insurance plans to pay for more mental health and drug addiction treatments.
California To Ban Sale Of Gasoline-Powered Vehicles, Newsom SaysCalifornia will ban the sale of new gasoline-powered passenger cars and trucks in 15 years, Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Wednesday, establishing a timeline in the nation's most populous state that could force U.S. automakers to shift their zero-emission efforts into overdrive.
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.