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Judge Limits California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s Emergency Rule-Making During Pandemic

Judge Limits California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s Emergency Rule-Making During Pandemic

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A California judge on Friday sided with Republican legislators who said Gov. Gavin Newsom overstepped his powers with dozens of emergency orders during the coronavirus crisis that changed everything from how public meetings are conducted to when tenants can be evicted. Sutter County Superior Court Judge Perry Parker only halted one […]

Can Gov. Newsom ‘lead from behind’ on wildfire legislation?

Can Gov. Newsom ‘lead from behind’ on wildfire legislation?

By Chris Reed Gov. Gavin Newsom and his wildfire “strike force” surprised some with the vagueness of its most important recommendation: That it’s time to revise the “inverse condemnation” state law that holds energy utilities can be held fully responsible for fires that were caused by their equipment even if the equipment was properly maintained. The law […]