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California Gov. Newsom Crushes Republican-led Recall Effort
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California Gov. Newsom Crushes Republican-led Recall Effort

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Despite warnings the race would be close, California Gov. Gavin Newsom decisively defeated efforts to kick him out of office, a win the Democrat cast as an endorsement of his handling of the coronavirus pandemic and... Read More

Stay or Go? Californians to Decide the Fate of Gov. Gavin Newsom
In The States
Stay or Go? Californians to Decide the Fate of Gov. Gavin Newsom

LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — After a year of debate that laid bare divisions in America's most populous state, Californians on Tuesday will be deciding whether Gov. Gavin Newsom keeps his job, or if the state goes in a more... Read More

Biden to Survey Wildfire Damage, Make Case for Spending Plan
Political News
Biden to Survey Wildfire Damage, Make Case for Spending Plan

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — President Joe Biden will promote his administration's use of the Defense Production Act to aid in wildfire preparedness during a western swing in which he'll survey wildfire damage in Idaho and California. The administration activated the... Read More

Allegations Fly as Recall Vote Looms for California's Newsom
In The States
Allegations Fly as Recall Vote Looms for California's Newsom

LOS ANGELES (AP) — In a blitz of TV ads and a last-minute rally, California Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom urged voters Sunday to turn back a looming recall vote that could remove him from office, while leading Republican Larry Elder... Read More

Harris to Campaign in California for Gavin Newsom on Wednesday
Political News
Harris to Campaign in California for Gavin Newsom on Wednesday
2021-09-05 17:03:14
by Dan McCue

Vice President Kamala Harris will visit California's Bay Area on Wednesday to campaign with Gov. Gavin Newsom, who faces possible removal from office in a Sept. 14 recall election. Symone Sanders, Harris' chief spokesperson, tweeted Saturday that the vice president... Read More

Undocumented Californians Will Soon Receive Access to Medi-Cal Coverage
In The States
Undocumented Californians Will Soon Receive Access to Medi-Cal Coverage
2021-09-01 19:47:06
by Alexa Hornbeck

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed into law AB 133, an expansion of Medi-Cal that will provide coverage to undocumented Californians age 50 and over, set to go into effect in May 2022.  “Accessing health coverage through Medicaid... Read More

California’s Governor Faces Recall In State Overwhelmed with Crises
In The States
California’s Governor Faces Recall In State Overwhelmed with Crises
2021-08-18 14:05:50
by Tom Ramstack

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Two California voters are suing to block a recall vote against Gov. Gavin Newsom that they say violates the U.S. Constitution. The planned Sept. 14 vote comes amid a backlash against some Democrats, such as New York... Read More

Final Candidate List Released for Newsom Recall
In The States
Final Candidate List Released for Newsom Recall
2021-07-25 11:52:03
by Dan McCue

California Secretary of State Shirley Weber has released the final list of 46 candidates who qualified for the upcoming gubernatorial recall election.  The recall election seeking to remove Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom will take place on Sept. 14, 2021.  Among... Read More

Governor Asks Californians to Voluntarily Cut Water Use
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Governor Asks Californians to Voluntarily Cut Water Use

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Thursday asked people and businesses in the nation's most populous state to voluntarily cut how much water they use by 15% as the Western United States weathers a drought that is... Read More

California Gubernatorial Recall Election Slated for September
In The States
California Gubernatorial Recall Election Slated for September
2021-07-02 20:20:13
by Reece Nations

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California Lt. Gov. Eleni Kounalakis announced Thursday that Gov. Gavin Newsom’s recall election will be conducted on Sept. 14. California residents will head to the polls to vote either to retain or remove Newsom from office after... Read More

California Sets Date for Recall Election Targeting Newsom
In The States
California Sets Date for Recall Election Targeting Newsom

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California on Thursday scheduled a Sept. 14 recall election that could drive Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom from office, the result of a political uprising largely driven by angst over state coronavirus orders that shuttered schools and... Read More

California Voters Support Gov. Newsom In Recall Fight, Survey Finds
In The States
California Voters Support Gov. Newsom In Recall Fight, Survey Finds
2021-05-27 14:27:59
by Daniel Mollenkamp

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - A majority of California voters say they would vote for Gov. Gavin Newsom to keep his position in a recall election, a new survey finds. The survey, conducted earlier this month by the Public Policy Institute of... Read More

Caitlyn Jenner Announces Gubernatorial Campaign to Replace Newsome
In The States
Caitlyn Jenner Announces Gubernatorial Campaign to Replace Newsome
2021-04-23 20:37:04
by Reece Nations

LOS ANGELES — Former Olympic athlete and reality television star Caitlyn Jenner announced Friday in a press release she will launch a campaign to become the next governor of California. Jenner, a Republican, has been a vocal critic of current... Read More

CA Senate: Alex Padilla (D)
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CA Senate: Alex Padilla (D)
2021-02-08 20:24:19
by TWN Staff

About Padilla:  Alex Padilla, California’s then-secretary of state, was appointed to fill the Senate seat held by Vice President-elect Kamala Harris in late December 2020.  Calif. Gov. Gavin Newsom’s selection of Padilla, a longtime friend and political ally, ended months of jockeying for the appointment among Democratic factions across the state.  It also... Read More

Newsom Partners with CVS and Walgreens to Provide Pfizer Vaccines to Long-Term Care Facilities
Health
Newsom Partners with CVS and Walgreens to Provide Pfizer Vaccines to Long-Term Care Facilities
2021-01-04 14:41:07
by Sean Trambley

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – This week, California Gov. Gavin Newsom announced that the country’s largest and most populous state has opted in to the federal COVID-19 Pharmacy Partnership, providing no-cost Pfizer vaccines to residents and staff in long-term care facilities. At... Read More

Newsom Picks Padilla to Fill Senate Seat Being Vacated by Harris
U.S. Senate
Newsom Picks Padilla to Fill Senate Seat Being Vacated by Harris
2020-12-22 21:02:27
by Dan McCue

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Tuesday appointed his Secretary of State Alex Padilla to fill the Senate seat being vacated by Vice President-elect Kamala Harris. The child of Mexican immigrants, Padilla will be California’s first Latino senator,... Read More

Gov. Newsom Assembling 'Short List' to Fill Harris Senate Seat
State News
Gov. Newsom Assembling 'Short List' to Fill Harris Senate Seat
2020-11-09 17:34:45
by Dan McCue

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- California Gov. Gavin Newsom has said he's been lobbied for months about who would fill Kamala Harris' Senate seat should she be elected vice president, and he admitted it hasn't been fun. "It's not something I'd wish... Read More

California Emerges as Leader on Climate Crisis, According to Next 10
State News
California Emerges as Leader on Climate Crisis, According to Next 10
2020-10-13 20:54:38
by Sean Trambley

SAN FRANCISCO — On Sept. 23, California Gov. Gavin Newsom announced an Executive Order banning the sale of gas-powered vehicles by 2035. California has served as a market leader in driving environmentally sensitive changes to the auto industry for decades. ... Read More

Western States Forge Pact to Manage Restart of Economy
State News
Western States Forge Pact to Manage Restart of Economy
2020-04-14 13:23:46
by Dan McCue

The governors of California, Oregon and Washington announced Monday that they've come to an agreement on a shared vision for reopening their economies and controlling COVID-19 in the future. In a joint statement, Govs. Gavin Newsom, Kate Brown and Jay... Read More

Trump Must Disclose Tax Returns to Get on California Primary Ballot
State News
Trump Must Disclose Tax Returns to Get on California Primary Ballot
2019-07-30 21:53:24
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - California Governor Gavin Newsom signed a law Tuesday that would require President Trump -- or any other candidate -- to disclose their tax returns in order to appear on California's primary ballot. The law, which was introduced by... Read More

California Extends Health Benefits To Adult Undocumented Immigrants
State News
California Extends Health Benefits To Adult Undocumented Immigrants
2019-07-11 10:30:54
by Dan McCue

When California Governor Gavin Newsom signed the state budget into law this week, he also extended health care coverage to low-income, undocumented young adults through the state's Medicaid program. Since 2016, California has allowed children under 18 to receive taxpayer-backed... Read More

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