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California governor pushes back against criticism of fast food minimum wage law

Feb. 29, 2024 21:36 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom's administration has denied a news report that he pushed for an exception to the state's new fast-food minimum wage law that benefits a wealthy campaign donor. California's minimum wage is $16 per hour. But starting April 1,...

California governor launches ads to fight abortion travel bans

Feb. 25, 2024 16:37 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Sunday announced an advertising campaign to combat proposals in several Republican-controlled states to prohibit out-of-state travel for abortions and other reproductive care. The multistate ad campaign and an online...

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

Feb. 24, 2024 07:43 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — ABC’s “This Week” — National security adviser Jake Sullivan; Sen. Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill. ___ NBC's “Meet the Press” — Sullivan; Gov. Gavin Newsom, D-Calif.; Rep. Byron Donalds, R-Fla. ___ CBS’ “Face...

California lawmakers say reparations bills, which exclude widespread payments, are a starting point

Feb. 21, 2024 19:25 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Black lawmakers in California on Wednesday introduced a package of reparations legislation, calling it a starting point to atone for the state’s legacy of discrimination. The California Legislative Black Caucus introduced the package of more than a dozen...

Some worry California proposition to tackle homelessness would worsen the problem

Feb. 14, 2024 19:52 PM EST

OROVILLE, Calif. (AP) — Democratic California Gov. Gavin Newsom is urging voters to approve a ballot initiative that he says is needed to tackle the state's homelessness crisis, a change social providers say would threaten programs that keep people from becoming homeless in the first place. ...

Things to know about California's Proposition 1

Feb. 14, 2024 19:41 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California voters this March will decide on a statewide ballot measure that Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom said would transform the outdated mental health system and address the ongoing homelessness crisis. Proposition 1, the only statewide initiative on...

California may have to pay $300M for COVID-19 homeless hotel program after FEMA caps reimbursement

Feb. 13, 2024 21:30 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California cities and counties still don't know how much they'll have to pay for Gov. Gavin Newsom's pandemic program to house homeless people in hotel rooms after the Federal Emergency Management Agency said in October that it was limiting the number of days eligible for...

California governor to send prosecutors to Oakland to help crack down on rising crime

Feb. 08, 2024 18:49 PM EST

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — California's governor announced plans Thursday to send prosecutors to Oakland in his latest move to crack down on rising crime in the San Francisco Bay Area city where brazen robberies in broad daylight have drawn national attention. Gov. Gavin Newsom days...

California bill would ban all plastic shopping bags at grocery stores

Feb. 08, 2024 18:48 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California would ban all plastic shopping bags in 2026 under a new bill announced Thursday in the state Legislature. California already bans thin plastic shopping bags at grocery stores and other shops, but shoppers at checkout can purchase bags made with...

California recommends changes to leasing properties under freeways after major fire

Feb. 07, 2024 22:59 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Three months after an arson fire at a state-leased storage space shut down a major Los Angeles freeway, California transportation officials are recommending changes to the leasing program that would explicitly ban storage of hazardous materials like wood pallets and gasoline...