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gettyimages 13173gavAs California's budget surplus swells, Governor Gavin Newsom wants to dole out more stimulus checks to families and middle-income workers.

Story by Nicole Nixon.

(Photo: California Gov. Gavin Newsom speaks during a press conference in Oakland, Calif., on Monday where he announced a new round of $600 stimulus checks residents making up to $75,000 a year. Newsom also announced a projected $75.7 billion budget surplus compared to last year's projected $54.3 billion shortfall - Justin Sullivan / Getty Images).

 

 

A new bill would establish a State Office of Health Care Affordability, which would set targets to keep costs down and require accountability.

Story by Suzanne Potter.

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee has just signed a bill that bans seabed mining, which destroys marine habitat in that state's coastal waters. Now California advocates are pressing for a ban in Golden State waters as well.

Story by Suzanne Potter.

 

California Update

  • May 06, 2021

    California Update for Thursday, May 6, 2021

    Republican recall election candidate John Cox claimed this week Governor Gavin Newsom has ‘just let tens of thousands of inmates out of jail.’ Turns out, he distorted California’s expanded a good behavior credit program. Story by Chris Nichols. (Photo: John Cox, Republican gubernatorial candidate…
  • May 04, 2021

    California Update for Wednesday, May 5, 2021

    Wildfires burned more than 4 million acres in California last year setting a new record. As Rich Ibarra reports, Wildfire Preparedness Week started Monday to increase the safety and survivability of people’s homes. Story by Rich Ibarra. (Photo: A burned street in Paradise after the Camp Fire in…
  • May 03, 2021

    California Update for Monday, May 3, 2021

    One year after California launched Project Roomkey to shelter unhoused residents at the start of the COVID-19 crisis, Gov. Newsom’s top advisor on…
  • Apr 30, 2021

    California Update for Friday, April 30, 2021

    Californians who support a single-payer health care system say it’s time for Gov. Gavin Newsom to keep his campaign promises and take steps toward…
  • Apr 29, 2021

    California Update for Thursday, April 29, 2021

    Did San Francisco have twice as many deaths from overdoses as from COVID-19? Data from the city’s public health department and medical examiner’s…
  • Apr 27, 2021

    California Update for Tuesday, April 27, 2021

    State officials confirmed the Republican-led effort to oust Governor Gavin Newsom gathered enough signatures to qualify for the ballot. Story by…
  • Apr 25, 2021

    California Update for Monday, April 26, 2021

    Governor Newsom directed state agencies to stop issuing new fracking permits by 2024 and to phase out all oil production by 2045... the same year as…
  • Apr 23, 2021

    California Update for Friday, April 23, 2021

    Roughly 54% of eligible Californians have been fully or partially vaccinated, state officials say. However, California is still lagging in some…
  • Apr 21, 2021

    California Update for Thursday, April 22, 2021

    Video and police abuse played key roles both in the Derek Chauvin trial and the one involving four Los Angeles police officers and Rodney King nearly…
  • Apr 19, 2021

    California Update for Tuesday, April 20, 2021

    California’s state employees took a significant pay cut last year thanks to a state budget deficit. Now, the union representing those workers says…
  • Apr 18, 2021

    California Update for Monday, April 19, 2021

    California counties say it’s been a challenge to expand vaccine eligibility to all Californians given the fluctuation in supply, and the…
  • Apr 15, 2021

    California Update for Friday, April 16, 2021

    State health officials have moved Merced County into the less-restrictive red coronavirus tier, making Merced the last of the state's 58-counties to…
  • Apr 15, 2021

    California Update for Thursday, April 15, 2021

    Republican lawmakers have claimed a large percentage of migrants at crowded southern border facilities are testing positive for COVID-19. PolitiFact…
  • Apr 14, 2021

    California Update for Wednesday, April 14, 2021

    A father and son are in custody in connection with the disappearance of Kristen Smart who vanished from her Cal Poly San Luis Obispo dorm after…
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