In his first State of the State address, Gov. Gavin Newsom ticked off issue after issue he intends to address and presumably resolve. Dan Walters looks at the history of activist governors in California.
Newsom is right that California’s high-speed rail costs too much, will take too long, and won’t live up to its utopian promise. That was always going to be the case. Let’s cancel this boondoggle and move on.
Schools are supposed to be teaching our children how to become productive and responsible adults, but by overspending revenues, blaming others for their fiscal problems and demanding bailouts, they are setting poor examples.
Co-prescribing legislation for live-saving drugs like naloxone ensures huge dents in needless, accidental opioid-related deaths. As the mother of someone who died from an overdose, I cannot stress enough the importance of AB 2760.
Climate change is a health emergency. That’s why dozens of California’s leading health care, and community-based health organizations have released a “California Call for Action on Climate, Health, and Equity.”
President Trump devoted much of his Feb. 5 State of the Union speech to hyping the dangers of undocumented migrants and pushing for the wall. Have his calls for border security surpassed our devotion to Lady Liberty?
Trump has made it clear that he’ll continue to deny science and put us all in jeopardy, so long as the oil industry cashes in. Through the tragedy in Santa Barbara 50 years ago, we know better. Now, let’s do better.
A video that purported to show white teenagers wearing “Make America Great Again” hats crowding and taunting an American Indian elder should teach us that news reporters erode their own credibility when they become parrots for social media trends.
Schultz says he won’t run for president “unless I think I can win.” Whether he can win or not, he should not run if he doesn’t understand that governing a country is not the same as building a successful Fortune 500 company.
We have the right to know if cops who move into our communities from other departments have committed misconduct. SB 1421 will allow us to detect patterns of abuse by individual officers and hold police departments accountable.
The last major criminal justice measure Brown signed would eliminate cash bail for those accused of crimes, on the premise that it discriminates against the poor. Under the new measure, defendants would be considered for bail based on flight risk.