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Governor approves mandatory LGBTQ teacher training

Governor approves mandatory LGBTQ teacher training

By Michael Hernandez SACRAMENTO—Governor Gavin Newsom has approved AB 493 which requires mandatory LGBTQ teacher training for secondary teachers (seventh grade and up) every two years starting July 1, 2021 despite the fact that similar legislation had not been approved by former Governor Jerry Brown in September, 2018. AB 493 requires schools to do all […]

California governor announces deal to cap rising rent prices

California governor announces deal to cap rising rent prices

KEY POINTS The proposal still needs to clear the state Legislature, which adjourns for the year in two weeks. The California Apartment Association said it will not oppose the bill. California Gov. Gavin Newsom reached a deal with apartment owners and developers Friday on legislation that would cap how rapidly rents can rise as the […]

Governor Gavin Newsom Calls for Creation of a Master Plan for Aging

Governor Gavin Newsom Calls for Creation of a Master Plan for Aging

The order also directs HHS to convene a Master Plan for Aging Stakeholder Advisory Committee, which will include a Research Subcommittee and a Long-Term Care Subcommittee with an interest in building an age-friendly California. SACRAMENTO – Recognizing that California’s over-65 population is projected to grow to 8.6 million by 2030, Governor Gavin Newsom today signed an executive order calling for the […]

Gavin Newsom’s California budget rises to $213 billion as projected surplus grows

Gavin Newsom’s California budget rises to $213 billion as projected surplus grows

BY SOPHIA BOLLAG Gov. Gavin Newsom wants to spend $1 billion on programs to help the homeless in a $213 billion revised budget he released on Thursday. The updated proposal unveiled Thursday builds on the $209 billion budget the governor laid out in January. It keeps in place spending to expand health coverage for undocumented immigrants and […]

California Spent $240 Million On Dual Water Tunnels. Then Gavin Newsom Called An Audible

California Spent $240 Million On Dual Water Tunnels. Then Gavin Newsom Called An Audible

Tim Pearce | Energy Reporter Democratic California Gov. Gavin Newsom rewrote a $16 billion plan to build two giant water tunnels after the state had already invested $240 million. Construction on the water tunnels began under former California Gov. Jerry Brown. Brown planned to reroute the state’s water system to transfer water from the wetter, northern area […]

Three months in, Newsom has only tepid approval

Three months in, Newsom has only tepid approval

    By Dan Walters Gavin Newsom coasted into the governorship last year, defeating his Republican rival by more than a 3-2 margin. It seems a little odd, therefore, that three months into his governorship, he enjoys only tepid popular support. A new poll by the Public Policy Institute of California found that just 45 percent of all […]

California Governor Gavin Newsom Cancels High-speed Rail: ‘Would Cost Too Much and Take Too Long’

California Governor Gavin Newsom Cancels High-speed Rail: ‘Would Cost Too Much and Take Too Long’

By Joel Pollak California Governor Gavin Newsom announced Tuesday in his “State of the State” address at the California State Capitol in Sacramento that he would abandon the state’s high-speed rail system because it was too expensive. The plan to connect San Francisco to Los Angeles by high-speed rail “would cost too much and, respectfully, would […]

Studies undercut Gov. Newsom’s claims on benefits of full-time kindergarten

Studies undercut Gov. Newsom’s claims on benefits of full-time kindergarten

By  Chris Reed, Calwatchdog.com Gov. Gavin Newsom’s proposed 2019-20 budget includes $750 million in new funding to help school districts shift from part-time to full-day kindergarten. Presently, 30 percent of districts only offer part-time kindergarten, as is allowed under state law, which provides such districts the same per-pupil funding as districts with full-day kindergarten. In interviews, Newsom has depicted the shift and […]

Facts from Sac: Governor Newsom Doesn’t Have to Look To D.C. To Find Incompetence

Facts from Sac: Governor Newsom Doesn’t Have to Look To D.C. To Find Incompetence

Assembly Republican Caucus, Governor Gavin Newsom railed against incompetence in Washington during his inaugural address, but he doesn’t have to look all the way across the country to find failure in government. Just recently, the State Auditor reported that California’s new accounting system is so unreliable that large state agencies flat-out refuse to use it, increasing the […]