Tag: Newsom, Gavin

Trump Administration Says It Will Cancel California’s $929 Million High-Speed Rail Grant

The Trump administration is vowing to terminate a $929 million federal grant to the California High-Speed Rail Authority, according to a letter sent Tuesday from the Transportation Department. It is unclear whether the federal government has the legal authority to withhold the grant, and California officials are likely to challenge […]

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California Governor Announces Withdrawal of National Guard Troops From Border Duty

LOS ANGELES — Gov. Gavin Newsom of California announced Monday that he would withdraw nearly 400 of his state’s National Guard troops from deployment along the border with Mexico and assign them to other duties. The step to rescind state authorization for the border deployment is a sharp rebuke of […]

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California Is Expected to Pull National Guard Troops Out of Border Duty

LOS ANGELES — Gov. Gavin Newsom of California is expected on Monday to withdraw nearly 400 of his state’s National Guard troops from deployment along the border with Mexico and assign them to other duties, according to aides to the governor. The step to rescind state authorization for the border […]

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At Los Angeles Teachers’ Strike, a Rallying Cry: More Funding, Fewer Charters

LOS ANGELES — Maria Lopez had to rush off for her job at a nearby laundromat. Carmen Vasquez did not want her son to ruin his perfect attendance and needed to get to the home across town where she cleans a couple of times a week. Aurelia Aguilar needed to […]

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What’s Really at Stake in the Los Angeles Teachers’ Strike

For decades, public schools were part of California’s lure, key to the promise of opportunity. Forty years ago, with the lightning speed characteristic of the Golden State, all of that changed. In the fall of 1978, after years of bitter battles to desegregate Los Angeles classrooms, 1,000 buses carried more […]

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Gavin Newsom’s First Budget Calls for Big Spending and Paying Down Debt

SACRAMENTO — Gov. Gavin Newsom proposed a blizzard of new spending in his first budget, calling for increased expenditures on education, homelessness and poverty, as well as programs to bolster California’s long-term fiscal health. His $209 billion proposal, which now goes to the Legislature, left little doubt that California, already […]

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A California Dream for Paid Leave Has an Old Problem: How to Pay for It

ImageGavin Newsom, campaigning last fall with his son Dutch, emphasized family-friendly issues like early childhood education programs and prenatal and child care during the closing weeks of his race.CreditJenna Schoenefeld for The New York Times The United States has long been the only industrialized country not to offer paid leave […]

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California Democratic Leader, Facing Sexual Misconduct Allegations, Steps Down

LOS ANGELES — Eric C. Bauman, the California Democratic Party leader, stepped down on Thursday over allegations of sexual misconduct following calls for him to quit — including from Gavin Newsom, the state’s governor-elect. Mr. Bauman’s resignation — 18 months after he took the high-profile job — came after he […]

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In Fight for California Governor, Candidates Stick to Ideological Corners

LOS ANGELES — In most elections, the primary is the season for partisanship and appealing to the party’s most ideological voters. Candidates slide to the center — appealing, in theory, to a broader electorate with a more moderate message — as they shift into a general election. But even before most of the votes were […]

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The Democrats Navigate Around an Iceberg

Douthat: For all of Trump’s vulnerabilities, there isn’t the equivalent of the Iraq war or the Obamacare debate or the post-2008 economic climate for the opposition to exploit. Which makes their task more challenging than it would be if some true Trump-abetted disaster were unfolding. Bruni: And Democrats need to be careful not to talk […]

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5 Takeaways From Tuesday’s Primary Elections

Advertisement Watching primary results on Tuesday in Hanford, Calif., at the headquarters of TJ Cox, a Democrat seeking a House seat.CreditRyan Christopher Jones for The New York Times June 6, 2018 The battle for control of Congress was front and center on Tuesday night, with races taking shape in several intensely contested House seats in […]

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Gavin Newsom Wins Spot in California Election for Governor

Earlier in the day, at Laguna Beach City Hall, Aggie Dougherty had to thumb through the sample ballot packet she carried with her to remember which Democrat she had chosen after more than a dozen candidates inundated the 48th Congressional District with campaign material in their bid to unseat. Dana Rohrabacher, a particularly embattled Republican. […]

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The Californization of America

Again and again, this is the message coming from the state’s rising politicians — anger with the president and his allies not out of an ideological commitment, but because the president seems more interested in personal gain than national progress. The more visionary among California’s leaders, including Mr. Newsom, recognize that their state has the […]

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Gavin Newsom and Antonio Villaraigosa Face the Past in California Race

“Jerry Brown will be a hard act to follow, because of his gravitas, his expertise, his clear priorities and his negotiating skill,” said Miriam Pawel, an author who has just written a history of California told through Mr. Brown’s family. “One may agree or disagree with his priorities, but he has proved to be an […]

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