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Newsom: Counties can set reopening pace — after meeting state criteria

Newsom: Counties can set reopening pace — after meeting state criteria

KCRA Staff SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Gov. Gavin Newsom said Friday that he is empowering local counties to decide when they reopen their local economies. The state has released guidance for more than a dozen different areas of the state’s economy on how they can reopen safely. Counties still have to meet the criteria outlined by […]

Group gathers at California Capitol to protest stay-at-home order

Group gathers at California Capitol to protest stay-at-home order

KCRA Staff SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Protesters rallied around the state Capitol on Monday afternoon in a push to lift stay-at-home restrictions in California. The group, which received a protest permit for the event, encouraged participants to drive around the Capitol in their cars and honk their horns. They said they did not want people to […]

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 […]

GOP attorney sues California for alleged voter violations

GOP attorney sues California for alleged voter violations

By Jocelyn Gecker SAN FRANCISCO —A Republican lawyer who has waged lawsuits on behalf of the Trump administration sued the state of California and its Department of Motor Vehicles Tuesday, saying the agency is failing to verify citizenship for voter registration. A federal lawsuit filed by attorney Harmeet Dhillon comes after a state audit found […]

California lawmakers agree to health benefits for immigrants

California lawmakers agree to health benefits for immigrants

By Adam Beam SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California will become the first state in the country to pay for some adults living in the country illegally to have full health benefits as the solidly liberal state continues to distance itself from President Donald Trump’s administration. Democrats in the state Legislature reached an agreement Sunday afternoon […]

5 U.S. Senate candidates to face off in debate

5 U.S. Senate candidates to face off in debate