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CalGEM Denies 14 More Of Area’s Fracking Permits Citing Public Health And Climate Concerns

CalGEM Denies 14 More Of Area’s Fracking Permits Citing Public Health And Climate Concerns

Sacramento, CA — CalGEM has denied 14 more fracking permit applications of Aera Energy, citing concerns about the impacts to climate and public health. Governor Newsom has faced increasing pressure to speed up the timeline to ban fracking, which currently remains 2024.    “Another denial of 14 fracking permits is a victory for frontline communities and […]

The California Recall Is Non-Partisan

The California Recall Is Non-Partisan

By Edward Ring | Originally Posted on California Globe If you’re searching for an accurate term to describe the Newsom recall effort, it’s not easy. With 48 percent of the electorate planning to vote for Newsom’s retirement according to the latest poll, and only 24 percent registered Republicans in California, characterizing the recall as a […]

CalGEM Denies All 21 Of Aera’s Fracking Permits

CalGEM Denies All 21 Of Aera’s Fracking Permits

Sacramento, CA — Today, CalGEM announced it has denied all 21 of Aera Energy’s applications for fracking operations in California, citing risks to public health and safety and environmental quality and climate change under regulatory statutes. This the first permit denial of this scale for reasons related to public health and climate. In May, Governor Newsom directed CalGEM […]

Lawmaker: Newsom’s job growth claim is false

Lawmaker: Newsom’s job growth claim is false

Bethany Blankley | The Center Square contributor (The Center Square) – California Gov. Gavin Newsom, a Democrat facing a recall election this year, claimed last week that the state created “nearly 40%” of all new jobs “in the nation” in April. That claim is false, a Republican legislator argues. The state’s Employment Development Department said California had regained 1.3 […]

Despite enrollment declines, Newsom wants to spend billions more on schools

Despite enrollment declines, Newsom wants to spend billions more on schools

Bethany Blankley | The Center Square contributor (The Center Square) – An increasing number of parents have withdrawn their children from California’s traditional public schools over the past six years, data from the California Department of Education reveals. Over that time, California public schools have seen a 4% decrease in enrollment. EdSource estimates that declines in K-12 enrollment began in the […]

Legislative analyst says Newsom has $38B surplus, not $76B

Legislative analyst says Newsom has $38B surplus, not $76B

By Cole Lauterbach  | The Center Square contributor (The Center Square) – A state office reviewed California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s proposed “May Revision” budget proposal and found there’s only half of the expected budget surplus Newsom’s promoting.  The California Legislative Analyst’s Office, a nonpartisan state department, released its impressions on Newsom’s budget this week. Most notably, the report said Newsom […]

Newsom unveils record-breaking $268B budget proposal

Newsom unveils record-breaking $268B budget proposal

By Cole Lauterbach  | The Center Square contributor (The Center Square) – California Gov. Gavin Newsom is calling his record $268 billion spending proposal a “historic, unprecedented, generational and transformational” plan to get the state back on its feet.  The budget relies on a $75 billion boost from the state’s wealthiest largely staying employed during the COVID-19 pandemic […]

Newsom expands drought emergency declaration to 41 counties

Newsom expands drought emergency declaration to 41 counties

Bethany Blankley | The Center Square contributor   (The Center Square) – Gov. Gavin Newsom has extended a drought emergency declaration to most of California to respond to what he said were “acute water supply shortages” in northern and central parts of the state. The drought declaration includes 41 of California’s 58 counties, affecting 30% of California’s […]

Newsom proposes up to $1,100 stimulus payments for Californians ahead of recall election

Newsom proposes up to $1,100 stimulus payments for Californians ahead of recall election

By Cole Lauterbach  | The Center Square contributor   (The Center Square) – California has $100 billion to play with and Gov. Gavin Newsom, months away from a recall election, would like to send billions of that extra money out in the form of direct payments to most residents. At a cost of $12 billion, the administration proposes sending […]

Supreme Court grants relief for California church as Newsom amends singing ban for houses of worship

Supreme Court grants relief for California church as Newsom amends singing ban for houses of worship

Bethany Blankley | The Center Square contributor (The Center Square) – The state of California amended its ban on houses of worship, granting performers who previously were also banned the ability to sing on private property during the COVID-19 pandemic. The state is still recommending no singing and chanting among participants gathering at their respective houses of […]

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