Tag: Governor Gavin Newsom
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.

Poll-ar Opposites on Death Penalty

This past month, Governor Newsom issued a reprieve for all 737 convicted murderers on death row.

Ramping Up State Revenue Volatility in California

Governor Newsom has made no move to trim waste, reduce bureaucracy, or make state government more accountable.

Judge Shoots Down Restrictive California Gun Law

Last week U.S. District Court Judge Roger Benitez struck down a California law that banned high-capacity rifle magazines.

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