California Governor, Lawmakers, to Get Pay Raise in December

SACRAMENTO — California Gov. Gavin Newsom and other state elected officials are getting raises. The California Citizens Compensation Commission voted Tuesday to approve 4.2% pay hikes for Newsom, state lawmakers and other state elected officials, the Sacram...

Newsom’s Income Went Up in 1st Year as Governor

SACRAMENTO — California Gov. Gavin Newsom and his wife made $1.7 million in 2019 during his first year as governor, about half a million dollars more than they earned the year before, according to tax returns h...

California Is Awash in Tax Revenue and Budget Reflects It

SACRAMENTO — Gov. Gavin Newsom on Friday proposed a $268 billion state budget that is one-third larger than the state's current spending plan, fueled by surging state tax revenues and federal stimulus money. He said the windfall that produced a $76 billion ...

Court Upholds Newsom’s Use of Emergency Powers

SACRAMENTO — Gov. Gavin Newsom’s use of emergency powers to make far-reaching policies during the pandemic was upheld Wednesday by state appellate judges who rejected a lower court finding that Newsom had done too much unilaterally. Three judges from th...