A breakdown of the bills Governor Gavin Newsom has signed into law or vetoed. A CapRadio News investigation into Sacramento’s enforcement of illegal marijuana growers. A 16-year-old music prodigy from Elk Grove who can play over 100 different instruments is capturing national attention.
Gov. Newsom signs new laws
The midnight deadline has come and passed. Governor Newsom has signed nearly 1,000 bills into law. But many others were stopped in their legislative tracks. Newsom vetoed 169 bills, amounting to roughly 14.5%. Collectively, the outcome of the legislative session has a larger tone and message of the governor’s priorities and political ambitions. Emily Hoeven writes the daily “WhatMatters” newsletter for CalMatters and joins us with a comprehensive roundup of some of the bigger surprises as well as how these new laws reflect California.
CapRadio's investigation into Sacramento cannabis enforcement
Illegal marijuana grows are a legitimate problem across the state, but the city of Sacramento has been accused of running a controversial enforcement program issuing hefty six-figure fines against landlords even when unaware tenants were breaking the law. CapRadio State Government reporter Scott Rodd started investigating the program a few years ago and recently uncovered new details about how the city has operated an enforcement system with accusations of anti-Asian bias and claims of violating privacy data.
Elk Grove's music prodigy
Many of us know how to play an instrument, whether done well is up to interpretation. Or you may be like myself, who has a guitar that has become more of decoration over the years. Whether musically inclined or not, our next guest defies what is expected of a single musician. Neil Nayyar has learned to play not one, not even a dozen, but more than 100 instruments. He’s also composed a score for a short film and has both a new album and a music book to be released soon. Did we mention Neil is only 16 years old? The teenage music prodigy has set world records for the number of instruments he’s learned to play at such a young age garnering national attention. The Elk Grove teen joined us in our studio to share his music and remarkable journey.