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Newsom warns of more enforcement, restrictions for California

Newsom warns of more enforcement, restrictions for California

BY SOPHIA BOLLAG California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a $202 billion budget Monday with emergency pandemic funding, expanded unemployment aid and billions of dollars in cuts forced by the coronavirus-caused recession. The budget that takes effect Wednesday assumed a $54 billion deficit brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic and Newsom’s March stay-at-home order, which halted much of the state’s […]

Retail, manufacturing will be among first to reopen when California alters stay-at-home order

Retail, manufacturing will be among first to reopen when California alters stay-at-home order

BY SOPHIA BOLLAG Retail establishments, manufacturers, offices that can’t operate remotely and public spaces will be in the first wave of workplaces to reopen in California, but the state isn’t yet ready to make that move, Gov. Gavin Newsom said Tuesday. “We believe we are weeks, not months away from making meaningful modifications,” Newsom said, […]

California cities face $600K fines if they break state housing law in Newsom’s budget deal

California cities face $600K fines if they break state housing law in Newsom’s budget deal

BY SOPHIA BOLLAG California will punish cities and counties that don’t meet their housing goals under a deal Gov. Gavin Newsom and legislative leaders announced Thursday. If a court finds that a city or county violates a state law that sets targets for how much housing a community must plan to build, the fines could […]

California clinics stand to lose federal funds after court lets Trump abortion rule take effect

California clinics stand to lose federal funds after court lets Trump abortion rule take effect

BY SOPHIA BOLLAG AND EMILY CADEI The Trump administration notched a legal win over California Thursday when a court ruled that the federal government could begin denying federal funding to health clinics that provide abortion referrals. The rule could affect hundreds of health clinics in California that use so-called Title X funds, which provide services ranging […]

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 […]