california governor

California Update for Friday, July 13, 2018

Jul 13, 2018
Politifact California

• Did Gavin Newsom separate families and deport children as San Francisco mayor? PolitiFact California examined this claim by GOP gubernatorial candidate John Cox, and found there's some truth, but it's also missing some important context.

California Update for Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Jun 6, 2018
Ben Adler / Capital Public Radio

• It’ll be Democrat Gavin Newsom against Republican John Cox this fall in the California governor’s race. It's the general election contest that both candidates wanted.

Find more local election results HERE.

Today's reporting by Ben Adler.

California Update for Monday, May 14, 2018

May 14, 2018
Ben Adler / Capital Public Radio

• Governor Jerry Brown isn’t backing long-term changes to Medi-Cal or Covered California. But he has proposed some one-time allotments that could improve health services for inmates, the mentally ill and rural residents going forward.

• The revised spending plan proposed by Governor Jerry Brown Friday is drawing praise from lawmakers in both political parties for placing much of California’s projected nine billion dollar budget surplus in reserve.

Today's reporting by Sammy Caiola and Ben Adler.

California Governor Hopefuls Face Off In Crucial Primary Debate

May 9, 2018
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When the six leading candidates for California governor debated Tuesday night in San Jose, their tactics illustrated each campaign’s strategy as the race enters a crucial stretch.

Capital Public Radio’s Ben Adler offers up his takeaways.

If you’d like to learn more about the candidates, check out Ben’s new podcast: “California’s Next Governor.” He’ll introduce you to them in just 10 minutes each. Find it HERE or wherever you get your podcasts.

California Update for Wednesday, May 9, 2018

May 9, 2018
Corinne Fuchs / Flikr

• State leaders that represent the shrinking Salton Sea want the same kind of expedited action taken on restoring it as the Oroville spillway crisis had in 2017.

• Former California Governor George Deukmejian has died. He was 89 years old. He was known for his law-and-order stewardship, and his fiscal austerity earned him the nickname “the Iron Duke.”

Today's reporting by Ezra David Romero and Ben Adler.

California Update for Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Apr 24, 2018
Andrew Bowen / Special to Capital Public Radio

• Two weeks before vote-by-mail ballots go out – and six weeks before the June 5th primary – the California governor’s race is coming to your television set. (Do people actually say that anymore?)

• Federal investigators are looking for the origin of an E. coli outbreak stemming from romaine lettuce from Yuma, AZ that's sickened 53 people in 16 states. A food safety expert says an Alaskan prison contains a clue to the origin of the pathogen.

Today's reporting by Ben Adler and Julia Mitric.

California Update for Thursday, March 22, 2018

Mar 22, 2018
Damian Dovarganes / AP

• Former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and Ohio Governor John Kasich headlined the first event for a group of California Republicans trying to push the party in a more moderate direction.

Today's reporting by Ben Bradford.

California Update for Friday, February 23, 2018

Feb 23, 2018
Ben Bradford / Capital Public Radio

• An energized yet fractured California Democratic Party meets this weekend in San Diego for its annual convention. Tensions between the party’s establishment and progressive wings could shape races for governor, Senate and Congress.

• Democratic Senator Tony Mendoza resigned over sexual harassment allegations Thursday.

Today's reporting by Ben Adler and Sammy Caiola.