Tag: Gavin Newsom
Musicians Want an Out-Chorus for California’s Law Attacking the Gig Economy
Freelance writers, photographers and videographers have gathered at the state capitol to protest Assembly Bill 5, which limits them to 35 submissions per publication, per year. San Diego Democrat Lorena Gonzalez, author of the bill, is not saying where she came up with 35 submissions, less than one a week. Gonzalez rails against the...
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How California Can Solve the Housing and Homeless Crisis
“Homelessness is a national crisis, one that’s spreading across the West Coast and cities across the country,” proclaims California Gov. Gavin Newsom. “The state of California is treating it as a real emergency.” Newsom wants to spend $750 million to help homeless people get off the streets. To that end, the governor has signed...
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Trendy California Is Not the First to Ban Tiny Hotel Shampoo Bottles
With all the fires and blackouts going on, Californians may have missed a major legislative milestone last month. As NBC News reports, Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a law “banning hotels from giving guests plastic bottles filled with shampoo, conditioner or soap.” The measure takes effect in 2023 for hotels with more than 50 rooms...
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Blackouts and Monopolies: Public Utilities in California
Power outages have become a way of life for Californians this fire season. Pacific Gas and Electric cut the power to nearly 3 million residents in Northern and Central California in a preemptive attempt to minimize wildfire risk during high winds and dry conditions, and the fires that erupted in Ventura, Los Angeles, Riverside,...
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Former California Governor Jerry Brown Stokes His Climate-Change Backfire
Jerry Brown has been on the quiet side since he left office, but raging fires across the state have smoked out the hereditary, recurring governor. As he told Politico, this was “only a taste of the horror and terror that will occur in decades,” in “America, in Africa, in Canada.” For Brown, a three-time...
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A Long Overdue Remedy for NCAA Madness
The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor in Belton, Texas, is not known as an athletic powerhouse, but in 2016 the school won the Division III football championship. Three years later, the National Collegiate Athletic Association took the title away, as Fox News reports, “because the head coach let a player use his car for more...
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California’s Governor Plugs Up Jerry Brown’s Water Tunnel Plan
Gavin Newsom fulfills his pledge to downsize the twin Delta tunnels project to a single pipe.
Governor Newsom and CARB Queen Mary Nichols Like High Gas Prices
Gas prices in California to go up in July as the state excise tax increases from $.417 to $.473 per gallon.
Will Politicians Reform California’s Worst Pro-Criminal, Anti-Victim Laws?
Propositions 47 & 57 too lenient on criminals.
Will California’s New Governor Stem the Tide of White-Coat Waste and Cronyism?
Embryonic stem-cell research boondoggle comes to a head.
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