Latest Recall elections News

County clerks: Don't hold Newsom recall before mid-September

Jun. 15, 2021 23:51 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California's county elections officials are urging the lieutenant governor not to schedule the expected recall election of Gov. Gavin Newsom before mid-September. One reason? Any earlier and they can't guarantee enough paper to print ballots. ...

Bill to let Philly voters recall elected officials gets vote

Jun. 15, 2021 13:31 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Philadelphians would be able to hold an election to remove elected officials under a bill the House State Government Committee advanced Tuesday on party lines. Until the meeting, the Republican-sponsored bill had applied to the state's governor,...

California governor, lawmakers, to get pay raise in December

Jun. 10, 2021 21:18 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom and other state elected officials are getting raises. The California Citizens Compensation Commission voted Tuesday to approve 4.2% pay hikes for Newsom, state lawmakers and other state elected officials, the...

Democrats move to cover recall costs, speed up election date

Jun. 10, 2021 19:32 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Democratic leaders in the California Legislature announced Thursday the state would cover the estimated $215 million cost to stage an expected recall election that could oust Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom from office, potentially allowing the contest to be held at an...

New faces enter fray as California recall slowly takes shape

Jun. 08, 2021 18:22 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Six weeks after California officials announced that Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom would face an almost certain recall election that could drive him from office, the contest continues to be roiled by uncertainty and questions – even the date when it might take place...

State worker union OKs $1 million to fight Newsom recall

Jun. 03, 2021 09:09 AM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California's largest state worker union approved a $1 million donation Wednesday to help Gov. Gavin Newsom fight the recall in an emergency vote that some members said would cause friction in the union amid a leadership shakeup. “Gavin Newsom...

State worker union OKs $1 million to fight Newsom recall

Jun. 03, 2021 00:06 AM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California's largest state worker union approved a $1 million donation Wednesday to help Gov. Gavin Newsom fight the recall in an emergency vote that some members said would cause friction in the union amid a leadership shakeup. “Gavin Newsom...

Major labor unions back California governor in likely recall

Jun. 01, 2021 19:26 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California labor unions representing workers in manufacturing, retail, grocery stores, hospitality, health care and other businesses announced their support Tuesday for Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom as he faces a likely recall election. The...

New head of largest state worker union won't back Newsom

May. 25, 2021 22:08 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The new president-elect of California’s largest state employee union said Tuesday that the influential organization won’t back Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom’s effort to fend off a likely recall election this fall. Richard Louis Brown said...

Governor caught between key Democratic blocs on oil setbacks

May. 23, 2021 11:17 AM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom has set some of the nation's most ambitious goals for weaning his state off oil, including a ban on the sale of new gas-powered cars by 2035 and the end of oil production a decade later. But in the near term it's a...