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  • California governor signs bill letting murderers and violent criminals serve on juries

    10/20/2019 8:32:49 AM PDT · by george76 · 27 replies
    We’ve reported on states changing laws to allow felons to vote. Then you’ve got California releasing murderers because it “feels right” to give them another chance. Now, in another sign that the inmates are running the prison, the governor of California has approved “The Right to a Jury of Your Peers”. It’s a move that will allow people with a prior felony conviction to serve on juries in California for the first time. Prior to this, there was a law in California that excluded felons from jury service. Local media backed the legislation ... The state Assembly approved the legislation...
  • PG&E outage fallout a test for Newsom, agencies

    10/19/2019 5:12:26 AM PDT · by ptsal · 22 replies
    Western Farm Press ^ | Oct 16, 2019 | Tim Hearden
    The blackouts imposed by Pacific Gas & Electric Co. in mid-October affected hundreds of thousands of residents throughout California, causing agricultural operations to come to a virtual standstill in some areas while costing the state’s overall economy as much as $2.6 billion, according to some estimates. It also fueled a valuable conversation about the condition of our forests and the apparent lack of preparedness among our government agencies and utilities.
  • California's Gov. Gavin Newsom signs law to put illegals on state boards

    10/14/2019 10:14:10 AM PDT · by Swordmaker · 53 replies
    American Thinker ^ | October 14, 2019 | By Monica Showalter
    Talk about disenfranchisement. In California, seems it's not enough that foreign nationals who've just spilled over the U.S. border from the south can get free education, free health care, free housing, and all that — now it looks as though locals may just find themselves lorded over by foreign nationals with zero loyalty to the United States making policy, now that Gov. Gavin Newsom has signed SB225, a bill to allow illegals to "serve" (and be paid) on state boards that make policy in California. If your interests conflict with theirs, too bad about yours: According to the San Francisco...
  • California bans private prisons and immigration detention centers

    10/11/2019 9:25:40 PM PDT · by qaz123 · 28 replies
    Rueters ^ | 11Oct19 | Steven Gorman
    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - California moved to end the use of private, for-profit lockups in America’s largest state prison system as well as in federal immigration detention centers in the state under a measure signed into law on Friday by Governor Gavin Newsom. The new law bars the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation from entering into or renewing a contract with a private company to run a state prison after Jan. 1, 2020, unless needed to meet court-ordered inmate housing limits. It will ban California from incarcerating anyone in privately run facilities altogether from 2028.
  • California Governor Signs Ban on Small Plastic Bottles in Hotels

    10/10/2019 10:19:53 PM PDT · by DigitalVideoDude · 71 replies
    National Review ^ | October 10, 2019 | MAIREAD MCARDLE
    California governor Gavin Newsom on Wednesday announced that he has signed a law banning hotels from providing guests with the small, disposable plastic bottles containing personal-care products such as shampoo and conditioner that are a common staple of the industry. The ban on plastic bottles holding less than six ounces will go into effect on January 1, 2023 for hotels with more than 50 rooms, and one year after that for hotels with 50 or fewer rooms. The law allows a local agency to conduct inspections and issue citations if hotels do not comply. A first violation carries a $500...
  • California prepares to Recall Newsom

    10/05/2019 5:53:21 PM PDT · by seenenuf · 61 replies
    The Recall of Gov. Newsom is now in full swing. The info and forms on this web page are excellent. Print the form - 14 inch paper and follow directions. I re-printed 20 pages at Staples and half are already easily signed. It's Nip Newsom time. https://recallnewsom.us/
  • Recall California Governor Gavin Newsom! Make California Great Again

    10/02/2019 7:40:14 PM PDT · by hapnHal · 21 replies
    www.change.org ^ | 1 Oct 19 | Joshua Lindsay
    Recall California Governor Gavin Newsom! Make California Great Again.Governor Gavin Newsom in addition to Governor Jerry Brown have declared California a Sanctuary State, importing illegal immigrants to replace the people of California, and give them California's tax payer funded goods and services in order to alter the voting demographics against Americans, and in favor of Democrats. Recently, in 2019 within months of taking office, Governor Gavin Newsom pulled troops off the southern border when President Trump attempted to stop illegal immigrant caravans from entering the United States which threaten all of the United States not just California, and continues to...
  • Parent upset over lurid photos in film by Newsom’s wife shown at Stanislaus school

    10/01/2019 3:11:39 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 43 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | October 01, 2019 | Ken Carlson
    A film on male stereotypes, directed by the wife of California Gov. Gavin Newsom, has created an uproar after it was shown to junior high students at a school in Stanislaus County.
  • California Governor Gavin Newsom Has "No Doubt" Trump Will Be Impeached

    09/24/2019 10:13:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | September 24, 2019
    "The question is will he be removed from office, and that's a separate question that Mitch McConnell can answer," Newsom said on 'The Daily Show.' California governor Gavin Newsom appeared as a guest on The Daily Show Tuesday, where he spoke with host Trevor Noah about the biggest political news of the day: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's decision to move forward with a formal impeachment inquiry into President Trump. The probe centers on whether Trump sought help from a foreign government to undermine Democratic candidate Joe Biden and help his own re-election, an action that is, according to Pelosi, "a...
  • Eric Boyd given two life sentences plus 90 years for role in Christian-Newsom slayings

    09/21/2019 6:29:48 PM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 46 replies
    WATE ^ | Sep 18, 2019 / 11:21 AM EDT / Updated: Sep 18, 2019 / 06:38 PM EDT | WATE 6 staff
    KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) – A convicted murderer in the Christian-Newsom slayings was given two life sentences plus 90 years on Wednesday after previously being sentenced to life with the possibility of parole for all 18 murder convictions related to their deaths. Eric Boyd was given two life sentences and 90 years in prison for aggravated rape, kidnapping and robbery in the murders of Channon Christian and Chris Newsom. Last month, Boyd was found guilty on 36 charges following the deaths of Channon Christian and Chris Newsom. During his trial, Boyd received life sentences with the possibility of parole on all...
  • California adds Iowa to 'travel ban' over refusal to fund gender transitions

    09/16/2019 6:50:01 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 50 replies
    Fox News ^ | 09/16/2019 | Gregg Re
    California announced last week that it has added Iowa to the list of states on its ever-expanding “travel ban” list because of that state’s new prohibition against funding gender-transition surgeries under Medicaid. The announcement by state Attorney General Xavier Becerra means that as of Oct. 4, California will no longer offer taxpayer-funded trips to Iowa for any public employee or student at a state-run university. Becerra’s authority came from a 2016 California law signed by then-Gov. Jerry Brown that bars state-funded travel to other states that undercut LGBT rights. The blacklist already included Alabama, Kentucky, North Carolina, Texas, Oklahoma and...
  • California Approves Statewide Rent Control to Ease Housing Crisis

    09/11/2019 6:28:05 PM PDT · by karpov · 125 replies
    New York Times ^ | September 11, 2019 | Conor Dougherty and Luis Ferré-Sadurní
    California lawmakers approved a statewide rent cap on Wednesday covering millions of tenants, the biggest step yet in a surge of initiatives to address an affordable-housing crunch nationwide. The bill limits annual rent increases to 5 percent after inflation and offers new barriers to eviction, providing a bit of housing security in a state with the nation’s highest housing prices and a swelling homeless population. Gov. Gavin Newsom, a Democrat who has made tenant protection a priority in his first year in office, led negotiations to strengthen the legislation. He has said he would sign the bill, approved as part...
  • California’s Newsom signs bill allowing citizens to refuse to help a police officer

    09/04/2019 4:29:08 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 49 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 04 2019 | Edmund DeMarche
    California Gov. Gavin Newsom, a Democrat, on Tuesday signed a bill that no longer requires any "able-bodied person 18 years of age or older" in the state to help an officer who requests assistance during an arrest. The Sacramento Bee reported that the old law, the California Posse Comitatus Act of 1872, was common in the country’s early days, but Sen. Bob Hertzberg, a Los Angeles Democrat who sponsored the bill, called the old law a “vestige of a bygone era." The law was employed to help catch runaway slaves, the report said.
  • California governor signs law to limit shootings by police

    08/19/2019 1:21:48 PM PDT · by PROCON · 121 replies
    AP ^ | Aug. 19, 2019 | AP
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California is changing its standards for when police can kill under a law signed Monday by Gov. Gavin Newsom, as it tries to deter police shootings of young minority men that have roiled the nation. "We are doing something today that stretches the boundary of possibility and sends a message to people all across this country that they can do more and they can do better to meet this moment," Newsom said as he stood alongside family members of people killed by police.
  • Newsom laments lack of borders between states to stop weapons of ‘godd–ned mass destruction’

    07/31/2019 4:53:19 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 46 replies
    GOP USA.com ^ | 7/31/2019
    File - Gov. Gavin Newsom discusses a 2016 voter-approved ballot initiative that will require Californians to undergo criminal background checks every time they buy ammunition starting July 1 during a news conference in Sacramento, Calif., Tuesday June 25, 2019. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli) California Gov. Gavin Newsom says it is inexplicable that a weapon “of godd—ned mass destruction” was used over the weekend during the Gilroy Garlic Festival mass shooting. The Democrat told a Santa Clara audience that a semi-automatic rifle that Santino William Legan, 19, used to kill three and wound 12 others exists in the U.S., in large part,...
  • California Governor: Semi-Automatic Rifles ‘*** Damn Weapons of Mass Destruction’

    07/31/2019 2:02:50 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 53 replies
    bigleaguepolitics.com ^ | 7/31/19 | Richard Moorhead
    Newsom compared civilian rifles to nuclear weapons.California Governor Gavin Newsom described commonly owned civilian semiautomatic rifles in sharp terms Monday, after one was used in a mass shooting in Gilroy, California.Governor Newsom said that the semi-auto rifle was a “G** damn weapon of mass destruction.”Santino Legan, 19, used a WASR10 semiautomatic rifle to kill 4 and wound 12 at a garlic food festival in northern California. The WASR10 is a “sporterized” AK-47 style rifle, a rough equivalent to the AK of an AR-15 to the military M16 rifle. Like the AR, it only has semi-auto fire capability, separating it from...
  • FBI raids show that at L.A. City Hall, incompetence and corruption are close cousins

    07/31/2019 1:58:46 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 6 replies
    LA Times ^ | July 24 2019 | Steve Lopez
    The timing is perfect, isn’t it? Here come the most searing, sweaty, sun-blasted days of the year, when the temperature and utility bills rise in unison. And right on cue, everyone’s favorite public agency in Los Angeles has stormed back into the news. The L.A. Department of Water and Power, infamous for a 2013 billing scandal and other shenanigans, got raided Monday by FBI agents who marched in and carted away records in a corruption probe that also brought raids at other city offices. At the DWP building, nine agents went to one floor alone, and at the end of...
  • Cal. Gov. Gavin Newsom signs bill that could require President Trump to release his tax returns

    07/30/2019 5:03:13 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 51 replies
    ABC News ^ | July 30, 2019
    California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a bill Tuesday requiring all presidential candidates, including President Donald Trump, to fork over their tax returns if they wish to appear on the state's primary election ballot. “As one of the largest economies in the world and home to one in nine Americans eligible to vote, California has a special responsibility to require this information of presidential and gubernatorial candidates,” Newsom said in a statement. While the law is expected to be challenged, Trump could sidestep its requirement by not competing in the California primary. With little competition for the Republican Party nomination, Trump...
  • Gov. Newsom: Trump Is Trying To Help California

    07/07/2019 7:14:03 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/07/2019 | Jazz Shaw
    I’ll be the first to admit that this isn’t exactly Earth-shattering news, but nearly every time we cover a story involving California Governor Gavin Newsom it deals with him doing something either stupid, foolish, outrageous or some combination of the three. So when the occasion rises to note him doing the right thing, I think we owe it to him to point it out in the interest of fairness. California is generally considered Ground Zero for the #RESIST movement and there’s no lack of people bashing the President out there. And yet, in the wake of two powerful earthquakes,...
  • The Latest: Gov. Newsom says Trump wants to help California

    07/07/2019 7:19:47 AM PDT · by Innovative · 32 replies
    ABC News ^ | July 6, 2019 | AP
    Gov. Gavin Newsom says President Donald Trump has called him and expressed commitment to helping California recover from two earthquakes that hit the state in as many days. Speaking to reporters after touring the damage zone, Newsom said Saturday that he and Trump talked about the struggles California has been through, including two devastating wildfires that happened just six months ago. The Democratic governor said "there's no question we don't agree on everything, but one area where there's no politics, where we work extremely well together, is our response to emergencies." "He's committed in the long haul, the long run,...