March Ballot Will Include $15 Billion Schools Bond

SACRAMENTO — California's voters will vote next year whether the state should issue $15 billion in bonds for school construction and modernization projects. Gov. Gavin Newsom signed legislation Monday placing the bond on the March 2020 ballot. He says impro...

Walters: A Trifecta for Children?

Gavin Newsom’s website is topped by a photo of him talking to a group of children, and he has repeatedly stressed that as a governor and a father, he considers nurturing them to be one of hishighest priorities. Twice in recent weeks, Newsom has acted to pro...
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Walters: Old Tax Loopholes Live Again

Everything old is new again, at least when it comes to punching loopholes in state tax laws to benefit corporate interests. As noted in a recent column, legislation is moving to re-establish “redevelopment” in California cities, albeit with a new name, just...