Don Thompson Associated Press Published 12:16 PM EDT Mar 13, 2019 Sacramento, Calif. – The 737 inmates on California’s largest-in-the-nation death row are getting a reprieve from Gov. Gavin Newsom, who plans to sign an executive order Wednesday placing a moratorium on executions. Newsom also is withdrawing the lethal injection regulations that death penalty opponents already have tied up in courts and shuttering the new execution chamber at San Quentin State Prison that has never been used. “The intentional killing of another person is wrong and as governor, I will not oversee the execution of any individual,” he said in prepared remarks. More: Trump not ‘thrilled’ with Calif. halting executions Newsom called the death penalty “a failure” that “has discriminated against defendants who are mentally ill, black and brown, or can’t afford expensive legal representation.” He also said innocent people have been … [Read more...] about California Gov. Newsom places moratorium on executions
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By Paul Rogers | [email protected] | PUBLISHED: February 12, 2019 at 12:00 pm | UPDATED: February 12, 2019 at 4:08 pm In a major shift in one of the largest proposed public works projects in state history, California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Tuesday announced he does not support former Gov. Jerry Brown’s $19 billion plan to build two massive tunnels under the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta to make it easier to move water from the north to the south. Newsom, in his first state-of-the-state speech since taking office last month, said he instead will pursue a smaller, one-tunnel plan for the project. “Let me be direct about where I stand,” Newsom said, adding “I do not support the twin tunnels. But we can build on the important work that’s already been done. That’s why I do support a single tunnel.” Such a scaled-back project could cost roughly $10 billion, according to estimates done by the state and water agencies last year. The … [Read more...] about Newsom scales back controversial Delta twin tunnels plan
By Alix Martichoux, SFGATE Published 12:20 pm PST, Wednesday, November 7, 2018 Health care At a rally in Billings, Mont., in September, President Donald Trump said of then-gubernatorial candidate Gavin Newsom, "He just announced that he wants to open borders, and he wants to let anybody come in that wants to. And then he wants to pay for all medical, all school."Trump then joked, "I may even move to California to get free health care!" See Newsom's response >>> less Health care At a rally in Billings, Mont., in September, President Donald Trump said of then-gubernatorial candidate Gavin Newsom, "He just announced that he wants to open borders, and he wants to let anybody ... more Photo: Susan Walsh, Associated Press Gavin Newsom responded to Trump on Twitter saying, "Hey @realDonaldTrump -- Next time you call me and my policies out, have the guts to @ me and we can have a chat." Read the … [Read more...] about Gavin Newsom has a history of picking fights with Trump. What will they fight about now?
By Mercury News & East Bay Times Editorial Boards | PUBLISHED: August 7, 2018 at 11:54 am | UPDATED: November 1, 2018 at 9:34 am Here are our recommendations for Tuesday’s election. Click on the links to read the full editorials. Statewide U.S. Senate – Dianne Feinstein Governor – Gavin Newsom Lieutenant Governor – Eleni Kounalakis Treasurer – Fiona Ma Controller – Betty Yee Attorney general – Xavier Becerra Insurance commissioner – Steve Poizner Secretary of State – Alex PadillaSuperintendent of public instruction – Marshall Tuck Board of Equalization, District 2 – Malia Cohen U.S. House District 15 – Eric Swalwell District 17 – Ro Khanna State Assembly District 15 – Buffy Wicks District 16 – Catharine Baker Regional AC Transit, at-large – No recommendation AC Transit, Ward 4 – No recommendation AC Transit, Ward 5 – Diane Shaw BART, Dist. 2 – Joel Keller … [Read more...] about Our endorsements for 163 races and ballot measures
By Amy Graff, SFGATE Published 8:05 am PDT, Wednesday, October 10, 2018 An attack ad from "Restore Our Values," an independent campaign committee supporting Republican John Cox for California governor, asks if Cox's opponent Democratic Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom is on crack. An attack ad from "Restore Our Values," an independent campaign committee supporting Republican John Cox for California governor, asks if Cox's opponent Democratic Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom is on crack. Photo: "Restore Our Values" / YouTube Screen Grab Radio host Scott Shafer, center, speaks before moderating a California gubernatorial debate between Democratic candidate Gavin Newsom, left, and Republican candidate John Cox at KQED Public Radio Studio in San Francisco, Monday, Oct. 8, 2018. less Radio host Scott Shafer, center, speaks before moderating a California gubernatorial debate between Democratic candidate Gavin Newsom, left, and … [Read more...] about Attack ad asks Gavin Newsom: ‘Are you on crack?’