While LGBTQ candidates and their supporters celebrated several milestone victories around the nation in this year’s midterm elections, California quietly reached its own: At least 10% of its state lawmakers identify publicly as LGBTQ, believed to be a first for any U.S. legislature.
Gov. Gavin Newsom agreed to release $1 billion in state funding that he previously paused, but only if local governments make their plans to reduce homelessness more aggressive.
Another round of strong Santa Ana winds swept through Southern California on Saturday, increasing the risk of wildfires as humidity levels plummeted.
The projected deficit will force some painful spending decisions, including possibly delaying an ambitious program to clean up homeless encampments across the state.
The strike by researchers, postdoctoral scholars, tutors, teaching assistants and graders threatens to disrupt classroom and laboratory instruction across the statewide university system just weeks ahead of final exams in December.
California Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon, D-Lakewood, says he will step down next summer, ending what will be a seven-year run as one of the state’s most powerful politicians before he is termed out of office in 2024.
Kelli Evans has been an Alameda County Superior Court judge just since last year. She previously was Newsom’s chief deputy legal affairs secretary, where his office said she helped him shape a moratorium on capital punishment that Newsom issued in 2019.
As of 6 p.m. Tuesday, Long Beach had received .85 inches of rain, with no immediate reports of any damage or flooding.
California Gov. Gavin Newsom said Thursday he will delay $1 billion in funding to local governments because he says they are not being aggressive enough to curb homelessness in their communities.
There’s now an 80% chance California will be about $8 billion short when its fiscal year ends next summer, according to the nonpartisan Legislative Analyst’s Office.