SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- California Gov. Gavin Newsom has signed an executive order putting a moratorium on executions in the most populous state. Newsom signed the order Wednesday granting a reprieve to the state's 737 death row inmates for as long as the Democrat is governor. It doesn't change any convictions or sentences and won't allow anyone to be released from prison. Newsom says his views on the death penalty were shaped 40 years ago through his grandfather's and father's advocacy on behalf of a wrongfully convicted man RELATED: Gov. Newsom plans to halt executions in California His order also repeals California's lethal injection protocols and closes the state's never-before-used death chamber at a state prison. California hasn't executed anyone since 2006. President Donald Trump says Newsom is "defying voters." California voters narrowly approved a ballot measure to speed up executions in 2016. Defying voters, the Governor of California will halt all death … [Read more...] about Gov. Gavin Newsom signs execution moratorium in California
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The lieutenant governor, who previously served as mayor of San Francisco, was viewed as the inevitable front-runner as soon as he announced his candidacy in February 2015. Several challengers entered the race over the next couple of years, including Cox, former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D), state treasurer John Chiang (D) and state Assemblyman Travis Allen (R). … [Read more...] about Gavin Newsom Wins California Governor’s Race
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
“There’s been a push for regional solutions to homelessness since the very beginning — I was here in ‘82 when homelessness started, and the reason it never works is very simple: Contra Costa County and Marin don’t want to provide homeless services,” said Randy Shaw, executive director of the Tenderloin Housing Clinic, the largest affordable housing provider in San Francisco. “How do you mandate homeless services? Good luck.” … [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?