Newsom's biggest goals, on homelessness, health care and education, would be expensive, and Brown has warned the state can expect an economic downturn. To pay for government-financed single-payer health care alone, for example, Californians would be on the hook for huge tax increases to cover the estimated $400 billion price tag. … [Read more...] about Where California would head if Gavin Newsom is governor
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Helping homeless people sign up — a rigorous and time consuming task — comes with a roughly $1,000 monthly check for life paid for by the federal government. Cities and counties also get reimbursed for money spent on helping people enroll and other costs like homeless peoples’ medical expenses. … [Read more...] about Homelessness is getting worse across California. Gavin Newsom says he has a plan to turn it around.
“In essence, you’re paying for poor people’s housing with the very poorest people’s income,” said Jennifer Friedenbach, executive director of San Francisco’s Coalition on Homelessness, an advocacy nonprofit in the Tenderloin. “He could have had another funding source. We have a massive budget in San Francisco, the money he took to pay for this was basically chump change for these guys.” … [Read more...] about Needles, feces still litter San Francisco. Could a Governor Gavin Newsom fix it?
Twitter, in particular, has been vulnerable to fake accounts and bots because it did not, until recently, require users to verify their identities. In June, the company announced it would require new accounts to confirm either an email address or phone number when they set up an account. … [Read more...] about Why did Gavin Newsom lose more than 150,000 Twitter followers this month?
The results are similar to PPIC’s July poll from the 2014 gubernatorial election, when Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown led Republican Neel Kashkari among likely voters, 52 percent to 33 percent, with 11 percent of respondents undecided. Brown ultimately won that election with 60 percent of the vote. … [Read more...] about Gavin Newsom holds huge lead over John Cox in California governor’s race, poll finds