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FILE - In this Jan. 22, 2019, file photo, Gov. Gavin Newsom talks with Juan Cruz Lopez Jr., far right, a youthful offender at the O.H. Close Youth Correctional Facility, in Stockton, Calif. Newsom signed a bill Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020, that will phase out the state's remaining juvenile prisons, which currently hold about 750 youths, a move that Sen. Nancy Skinner called

Ban on chokeholds among California criminal justice reforms

Oct. 1, 2020 1:17 AM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Spurred by the slayings of George Floyd and other Black people in police custody across the country, California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Wednesday banned certain chokeholds as he approved several new laws designed to increase oversight of the criminal justice system. But amid...

Governor vetoes California bill requiring ethnic studies

Oct. 1, 2020 12:39 AM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Gavin Newsom late Wednesday vetoed a bill that would have made ethnic studies a California high school graduation requirement, citing controversy over the model curriculum. Assemblyman Jose Medina, a fellow Democrat, criticized the veto of his bill as “a failure to...

California governor vetoes bill to help displaced workers

Sep. 30, 2020 11:52 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom vetoed a bill late Wednesday that would have guaranteed most laid-off hospitality workers would be first in line to get their jobs back once those industries begin rehiring. When Newsom ordered people to stay home because of the coronavirus,...

In this photo provided by the Michigan Office of the Governor, Gov. Whitmer signes a $62.7 billion state budget hours before the new fiscal year, funding a new tuition-assistance program for adults while avoiding major government cuts despite the economic downturn during the coronavirus pandemic in Lansing, Mich., Sept. 30, 2020. (Michigan Office of the Governor via AP File)

Whitmer signs $62.7B budget that funds tuition assistance

Sep. 30, 2020 10:12 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Wednesday signed a $62.7 billion state budget hours before the new fiscal year, funding a new tuition-assistance program for adults while avoiding major government cuts despite the economic downturn during the coronavirus pandemic. The plan, which had...

Editorial Roundup: Pennsylvania

Sep. 30, 2020 2:50 PM EDT

Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from Pennsylvania’s newspapers: The county Election Bureau needs fixing and quickly The Citizens' Voice Sept. 26 Luzerne County is taking an unfortunate turn in the national spotlight after a joint federal/county investigation found at least seven...

FILE - In this July 23, 2019, file photo, Gov. Gavin Newsom talks to reporters at his Capitol office in Sacramento, Calif. Newsom has vetoed a bill that would have authorized California to give low-income immigrants $600 to buy groceries. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)

California governor vetoes bill to aid low-income immigrants

Sep. 29, 2020 10:28 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Gavin Newsom has vetoed a bill that would have authorized California to give low-income immigrants $600 to buy groceries. The bill was aimed at helping people, including those living in the country illegally, who have been impacted by the coronavirus but are not eligible for...

California governor vetoes bill that sought to give $600 to low-income immigrants to buy groceries

Sep. 29, 2020 10:08 PM EDT
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California governor vetoes bill that sought to give $600 to low-income immigrants to buy groceries.
FILE - In this March 5, 2020, file photo, Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel addresses the media during a news conference in Lansing, Mich. Nessel opened an investigation Monday, Sept. 28, 2020, into allegations that a ballot group may have committed crimes while gathering signatures to repeal a law that gives Gov. Gretchen Whitmer broad powers to manage the coronavirus crisis. Nessel, a Democrat, said her office will probe Unlock Michigan, a Republican-affiliated committee that plans to submit its signatures Friday. If the group turns in enough — it needs 340,000 valid signatures — the initiative will go to the Legislature. (AP Photo/David Eggert, File)

Michigan AG to probe group seeking to repeal governor powers

Sep. 29, 2020 4:11 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan's attorney general opened an investigation Monday into allegations that a ballot group may have committed crimes while gathering signatures to repeal a law that gives Gov. Gretchen Whitmer broad powers to manage the coronavirus crisis without legislative approval. Dana...

Georgia justices: Some suits against government officials OK

Sep. 29, 2020 3:55 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Even as Georgia lawmakers are inviting voters to weaken the state's protection against being sued, the state Supreme Court is saying that protection is not as absolute as some make it out to be. The unanimous decision was released Monday in a suit by Lowndes County against the commissioner...

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine acknowledges members of the media while entering his residence, Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020, in Bexley, Ohio. Ohio Rep. John Becker took his frustration with Ohio's coronavirus public health orders to a new level Monday, Sept. 28, 2020 by filing criminal charges against DeWine. A reviewing prosecutor dismissed the charges almost immediately, and a DeWine spokesman called the move

Lawmaker demands charges against governor over virus orders

Sep. 29, 2020 3:51 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A conservative lawmaker took his frustration over Ohio’s coronavirus public health orders to a new level Monday by demanding that criminal charges be filed against fellow Republican Gov. Mike DeWine. Rep. John Becker, a Republican from Cincinnati, says DeWine has exceeded his...