August 13, 2019
California and 20 other Democratic-led states sued the Trump administration Tuesday over its decision to ease restrictions on coal-fired power plants, with Gov. Gavin Newsom saying the president is trying to rescue an outdated industry.
August 13, 2019
California State University Chancellor Timothy White told a panel of state lawmakers on Monday that the more than $1.5 billion in discretionary reserves identified by Auditor Elaine Howle is "anything but discretionary."
August 12, 2019
(AP) — California gun control advocates are worried about the future of the state's gun laws, some of the toughest in the nation, under a federal judiciary that is becoming increasingly conservative.
August 12, 2019 | Scott Rodd
Lawmakers return to California’s Capitol Monday for a final five weeks of hashing out legislation with more than 1,000 bills awaiting action. The biggest debates will focus on rent control, consumer privacy and defining who’s an employee.
The California Public Utilities Commission Couldn’t Offer A List Of Everything It Regulates. So We’re Trying To Make One.
August 9, 2019
The California Public Utilities Commission is a sprawling organization that regulates everything from PG&E to Uber and Lyft. But it's difficult to find a list of the agency’s regulatory responsibilities. So CapRadio is attempting to compile one.
Emergency Services Director Briefed Gov. Gavin Newsom On Threat Of Hate Groups During First Week in Office
August 7, 2019 | Scott Rodd
Gov. Gavin Newsom's comments suggest the first meeting with his emergency director wasn’t about wildfires or earthquakes. It was about white supremacists and hate groups.
This California Agency Already Regulates PG&E, Uber, AT&T, Trains, Buses — And Now Wildfire Safety. Is That Too Much?
August 7, 2019 | Ben Adler
Californians spend $50 billion a year on services regulated by the state’s powerful, obscure Public Utilities Commission: electricity, phones, even buses and trains. Now, a new law adds wildfire safety inspections of electric equipment to that list.
August 1, 2019
(AP) — 33 of 35 high priority forest-thinning projects are on track to be done by year's end, according to Gov. Gavin Newsom.
July 31, 2019
(AP) — Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a law on Tuesday that gives straight couples an alternative to marriage in California.
July 30, 2019 | Scott Rodd
California Gov. Gavin Newsom has signed a bill into law that requires presidential candidates to submit tax returns to qualify for the primary ballots. The law is expected to be challenged in court.