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Arizona doctors can come to California to perform abortions under new law signed by Gov. Newsom

May. 23, 2024 21:45 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Arizona doctors can temporarily come to California to perform abortions for their patients under a new law signed Thursday by Gov. Gavin Newsom. California’s law is meant to give Arizonans an option to receive legal abortions from their doctor over the...

California advances legislation cracking down on stolen goods resellers and auto theft

May. 22, 2024 19:59 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The California Senate approved a bipartisan package of 15 bills Wednesday that would increase penalties for organized crime rings, expand drug court programs and close a legal loophole to make it easier to prosecute auto thefts. One proposal would require...

Teachers criticize Newsom's budget proposal, say it would 'wreak havoc on funding for our schools'

May. 17, 2024 18:25 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California's largest teachers union on Friday turned up the pressure on Gov. Gavin Newsom, announcing a public campaign aimed at blocking part of his plan to balance the budget because they say it “would wreak havoc on funding for our schools.” Newsom...

California's water tunnel to cost $20 billion. State officials say the benefits are worth it

May. 16, 2024 20:23 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom's administration said Thursday it will now cost more than $20 billion to build a giant tunnel aimed at catching more water when it rains and storing it to better prepare for longer droughts caused by climate change. State...

Another politically progressive prosecutor in the San Francisco Bay Area faces recall election

May. 15, 2024 16:01 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — San Francisco Bay Area voters will weigh in on the recall of another progressive district attorney who ran on a platform of offender rehabilitation and police accountability, and whose critics say is undermining public safety. Alameda County District Attorney...

California to make $3.3 billion available for mental health, substance use treatment centers

May. 14, 2024 19:05 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Hammered by mounting pressure to address the growing homelessness crisis in California, Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Tuesday his administration will make $3.3 billion available ahead of schedule for counties and private developers to start building more behavioral health...

Wonderful Co. sues California over law aimed at making it easier for farmworkers to unionize

May. 13, 2024 20:24 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — One of California's most influential agricultural companies filed a lawsuit Monday against the state to stop a contentious law to help farmworkers unionize that Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom reluctantly signed two years ago after pressure from the White House. The...

Gov. Gavin Newsom proposes painful cuts to close California's growing budget deficit

May. 10, 2024 19:42 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California's budget deficit is at least $45 billion, a shortfall so large it prompted Gov. Gavin Newsom on Friday to propose painful spending cuts impacting immigrants, kindergarteners and low-income parents seeking child care in a state often lauded for having the...

California has a multibillion-dollar budget deficit. Here's what you need to know

May. 10, 2024 19:11 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California has a huge budget problem that could force thorny decisions from Democratic leaders who enjoyed a more than $100 billion surplus just three years ago. This is the second year in a row the nation’s most populous state is facing a...

California is testing new generative AI tools. Here's what to know

May. 10, 2024 00:26 AM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Generative artificial intelligence tools will soon be used by California's government. Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom's administration announced Thursday the state will partner with five companies to develop and test generative AI tools that could improve...