Tag: Governor Gavin Newsom
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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Gov. Newsom Appoints “Energy Czar” Ana Matosantos to Completely Transform PG&E

“PG&E as we know it cannot persist and continue,” proclaimed California governor Gavin Newsom last Friday. “It has to be completely transformed, culturally transformed, operationally transformed, with a safety culture first and foremost.” Embattled and enflamed Californians might wonder how this complete transformation is to be achieved. On Friday, Gov. Newsom provided the answer...
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Recession Prophecies Good News for Trump Haters, Bad News for California

If a recession does hit in 2021, high-tax, high-volatility California is surely in for a rough ride.  

California Legislators Shelter DMV from Intrepid State Auditor Elaine Howle

State officials who show diligence at their job are not easy to find in California. One notable exception is State Auditor Elaine Howle.

Governor’s Appointed Commission Boosts Ruling-Class Pay Raises

The raise is not based on any performance measure, and that is also true for government employee unions.

California Coastal Commission Fines Ritz-Carlton $1.6 Million for Sins of Omission

The CCC keeps busy adding new commissioners and deploying its new power to bypass the courts and levy fines directly, and the action against the Ritz-Carlton shows that power in action.

Even in Reverse, California’s Bullet Train Rips Off Landowners and Taxpayers

It’s all about spending, expanding government, and ruling-class privilege.

California Online College a Great Deal for No-Bid Recruitment Boss

California’s online community college program succeeds in bulking up the bureaucracy and rewarding political cronies.

Counting the True Cost of Government Monopoly Health Care

Governor Gavin Newsom wants to expand Medi-Cal, the state’s program for low-income people, to every Californian under age 26, regardless of immigration status.

Tourism Trade-off

Gavin Newsom is coming out as a big-time supporter of tourism, but not on his home turf.

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