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Gov. Newsom suspends new fracking permits in latest attempt to reduce greenhouse gas emissions

Gov. Newsom suspends new fracking permits in latest attempt to reduce greenhouse gas emissions

By Chris Reed Gov. Gavin Newsom has announced an immediate suspension of permits allowing new hydraulic fracturing and steam-injected oil drilling – the latest in a series of moves in the past week underscoring California’s determination to be seen as a leader in climate change efforts. “These are necessary steps to strengthen oversight of oil and gas […]

Pressure mounts on Gov. Newsom to fix education funding for English learners

Pressure mounts on Gov. Newsom to fix education funding for English learners

By Chris Reed A scathing audit on school funding that found the state did not meet promises made six years ago to help English language learners, foster children and students from poor families sets up a 2020 test of the clout of the California Teachers Association and the California Federation of Teachers – and of the willingness […]

Gov. Newsom signs law overhauling California charter schools

Gov. Newsom signs law overhauling California charter schools

By Adam Beam SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a law overhauling California charter schools Thursday in a move seen as a compromise between the state’s teachers’ unions and charter school supporters, who have long argued over how charter schools impact public education. Charter schools are privately-run or nonprofit public schools that operate by […]

Gov. Newsom’s new health care rhetoric stops short of single-payer promises

Gov. Newsom’s new health care rhetoric stops short of single-payer promises

By Chris Reed Twenty months ago, then-Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom sealed the endorsement of the powerful California Nurses Association in the governor’s race with an impassioned promise to bring single-payer health care to the Golden State. “There’s no reason to wait around on universal health care and single-payer in California. It’s time to move [Senate […]

Gov. Newsom Prioritizes a Master Plan for Aging in State of the State

Gov. Newsom Prioritizes a Master Plan for Aging in State of the State

(SACRAMENTO) – We Stand With Seniors, the nonprofit, nonpartisan effort focused on educating state leaders about the need for a statewide, comprehensive Master Plan for Aging, commends Governor Gavin Newsom for being the first governor in recent history to address California’s aging population and the associated socioeconomic challenges. “Let’s talk about something we too often […]