• Essential California: Newsom takes the reins

    5 monthes ago - By LA Times

    Good morning, and welcome to the Essential California newsletter. It's Monday, Jan. 7, and here's what's happening across California: TOP STORIES When Gavin Newsom is sworn in as governor on Monday, he'll do so with the wind at his back: a robust state economy and flush budget, a forceful electoral...
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  • Essential Politics: The Gavin Newsom era begins as California gets a new governor

    5 monthes ago - By LA Times

    Thirty-eight men have held the title of California governor since the state's admission to the Union - pioneers like Peter Burnett and Leland Stanford, provocateurs like Hiram Johnson, legendary leaders like Earl Warren and Pat Brown. Just after noon on Monday, the name of Gavin Newsom will be...
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  • Gavin Newsom has a daunting task in front of him. California needs him to thrive

    5 monthes ago - By LA Times

    Gavin Newsom becomes governor Monday, and in a flurry of speechmaking and pageantry, he will start laying out his priorities and plans. In his inaugural address and, later this week, in his first budget proposal, he will begin to set the tone for the next four years. Newsom has big shoes to fill;...
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  • As California's new governor, Gavin Newsom needs to address what no one wants to talk about

    5 monthes ago - By LA Times

    There'll be heaps of happy talk in Sacramento this month about bold new, expensive government programs. That's normal from an eager new governor and Legislature. Too bad there won't also be some bitter truth spoken about the crucial need for state government to correct festering old mistakes that...
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