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State Government

Home Cannabis Delivery Now Legal Anywhere In California, Even Areas That Ban Sales

January 18, 2019 | Julia Mitric

State lawyers have given the final okay to a regulation allowing home cannabis deliveries statewide, even in communities that have banned sales of commercial cannabis.

Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

State Government

Defying Trump Administration, Gov. Gavin Newsom Says California Will Pay Federal Workers During Shutdown

January 17, 2019 | Ben Adler | Nadine Sebai

Gov. Gavin Newsom says California plans to offer unemployment benefits to federal employees required to work during the shutdown, despite a letter from the Trump administration saying states can't do so.

Marcio Jose Sanchez / AP file, 2017

Insight With Beth Ruyak

Capitol Chat: PG&E Problems And Newsom’s First Two Weeks

January 17, 2019

PG&E announced it will file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy — how will the legislature respond? Plus, a look at Gov. Gavin Newsom’s first two weeks on the job.

Rich Pedroncelli / AP Photo

State Government

Referendum Puts California's Attempt To End To Cash Bail On Hold Until 2020

January 16, 2019 | Ben Adler

The bail industry’s effort to force a referendum on the new California law that ends cash bail has qualified for the November 2020 ballot, freezing the law’s implementation until voters weigh in nearly two years from now.

Max Whittaker for CALmatters

State Government

About That Giant California Budget Surplus

January 16, 2019

Gov. Gavin Newsom's finance team put the surplus into three buckets: $3 billion for education and social services, $8.5 billion in one-time spending and $10 billion to build what Newsom is calling “budget resiliency.”

Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

PolitiFact California

Gov. Newsom Takes First Step On Promise Of Free Community College In California

January 14, 2019 | Chris Nichols

Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom took his first step toward guaranteeing free community college in California last week, marking early progress on one of his top campaign promises.