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Gov.-Elect Newsom’s interest in tax reform likely to face bipartisan push-back

Governor-elect Gavin Newsom says he hopes to amend the California tax code to lessen its dependence on income and capital gains taxes paid by the very rich. Yet the last two serious attempts at tax reform were both dead on arrival,

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Water bond facing unexpectedly strong opposition

At a time when many Democrats and Republicans alike believe often-drought-stricken California needs more water storage projects and infrastructure, an $8.9 billion bond measure that earlier this year seemed to be a sure thing now faces a somewhat less certain

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San Francisco leaders seem overwhelmed by homeless crisis

On June 30, 2004, San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom won national headlines when he announced his “Ten Year Plan to Abolish Chronic Homelessness.” Newsom said he wanted a “dramatic shift” from reactive policies used to deal with those without shelter who

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Four with shot at advancing in lieutenant governor’s race

If Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom – the favorite in Tuesday’s gubernatorial primary – goes on to win the general election, that means former lieutenant governors will have won three of the last six governor’s races. But this track record of advancement doesn’t

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Poll: Newsom retains strong lead; Obamacare and taxes big issues for voters 5

According to the most recent USC Dornsife/Los Angeles Times poll, Gavin Newsom’s lead in the gubernatorial race appears secure in the final stretch before California’s June 5 primaries, despite a plurality of voters still undecided. The poll was based on 691

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California gubernatorial race may hold key to boosting Republican turnout in 2018

With Republican gubernatorial candidate John Cox polling neck-and-neck with Antonio Villaraigosa for second place in the race for governor, the prospect of a Republican being on the ballot in November appears to be increasing – a development that could be instrumental

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Utilities’ bid for help on wildfire costs finds renewed hope

California’s three giant investor-owned utilities haven’t given up on hopes that state leaders and regulators may give their shareholders the financial protection they want in an era of frequent massive wildfires linked to climate change – and their hopes don’t seem

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Democratic candidates for governor must contend with bullet-train difficulties

The March 9 release of the first updated business plan in two years for the state’s high-speed rail project could sharply intensify the pressure on Democratic gubernatorial candidates who back the project to explain their support. The Republican candidates – Assemblyman

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Gavin Newsom rips ‘defeatist Democrats’ who won’t embrace single-payer

Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom appears comfortable with borrowing from Bernie Sanders’ playbook and embracing single-payer health care in his bid to succeed Gov. Jerry Brown in the June open primary and the November general election. That’s a key takeaway of

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Gov. Brown touts liberal accomplishments, rebukes Washington Republicans in final State of the State address

California Gov. Jerry Brown delivered his final “State of the State” address in Sacramento on Thursday, mixing in a reflection on his last two terms in office with warnings about the future – without mention President Trump by name. “Our world, our

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