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These Donors Gave Nearly $8 Million At Gavin Newsom’s Request. He Gave Them Access At His Inaugural Events.

March 19, 2019 | Ben Adler

Known as “behested contributions,” the donations to Gov. Gavin Newsom's inaugural committee and a wildfire relief charitable fund are entirely legal, but raise questions of conflicts of interest according to political ethics experts.

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State Government

Gov. Gavin Newsom Halts Death Penalty In California, Despite Recent Rejections From Voters

March 13, 2019 | Ben Adler

Gov. Gavin Newsom says his executive order that places a moratorium on executions in California respects the will of the voters — even though voters have rejected statewide ballot measures to abolish capital punishment twice in the last seven years.

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California’s Voter Registration Rate Is Now Higher Than Any Time In The Past 25 Years

March 11, 2019 | Ben Adler | Emily Zentner

A record number of Californians are now registered to vote — and the state’s registration rate is the highest since Bill Clinton's reelection — according to a new report from the Secretary of State’s office.

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State Government

With No Charges In Stephon Clark Shooting, Activists Switch Focus To Changing California's Use-Of-Force Laws

March 7, 2019 | Ben Adler

Of all the Stephon Clark protesters’ demands for change, the one they’re probably most likely to achieve is raising the standard for when California police officers can use deadly force. But they’ll need to be willing to compromise.