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California Update for Friday, August 3, 2018

Aug 3, 2018
Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

• To fully repeal Obama-era car emissions standards, the Trump administration first must strip California of a long-held right.

• With large leads in both polls and fundraising, Democrat Gavin Newsom is signaling that he’ll only hold one general election debate against Republican John Cox in the California governor’s race.

Today' reporting by Ben Bradford and Ben Adler.

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 13, 2018

Jun 13, 2018
Rich Pedroncelli / AP

• California political campaigns are preparing for the increase of the gas tax to be this year’s preeminent campaign issue, after the successful recall of a state Senator focused on it.

Today's reporting by Ben Bradford.

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.

Ben Adler / Capital Public Radio

• The California governor’s race is in its final week before next Tuesday’s primary. The candidates are hitting the road as campaign ads swarm voters’ screens and mailboxes.

Today's reporting by Ben Adler.

California Update for Monday, May 28, 2018

May 28, 2018
Chris Stone / timesofsandiego.com

• Republican candidate for governor John Cox levied three attacks at GOP rival Travis Allen in a recent TV campaign ad. PolitiFact California examined those claims and placed ratings on each.

Today's reporting by Chris Nichols.

Ben Adler / Capital Public Radio

  With less than two weeks until California’s June 5th primary, the governor’s race is all about who will come in SECOND. The top two primary finishers, regardless of political party, advance to the November general election. With first place all but set, the candidates — and outside groups — are going all-in … either to make the race competitive in November or effectively end it next month.

Capital Public Radio’s Ben Adler reports.

 

 

California Governor Hopefuls Face Off In Crucial Primary Debate

May 9, 2018
Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio/Wikimedia commons

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 Thursday, May 3, 2018

May 3, 2018

• Thousands of California elderly and disabled patients are not getting proper care at skilled nursing facilities in California , according to a new report by the State Auditor's office.

• Recent polls of California voters have shown major fluctuations in the top race.

Today's reporting by Randol White and Ben Bradford.

California Update for Wednesday, May 2, 2018

May 2, 2018
Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

• Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom says he backs the single-payer health care bill that stalled in the state Legislature last year — but not in its current form.

• California and 17 other states announced Tuesday they are suing the federal government over efforts to weaken fuel-efficiency standards for cars.

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

California Update for Monday, April 30, 2018

Apr 30, 2018
Jeff Chiu / AP Photo

• New campaign finance figures show Gavin Newsom raised $4.6 million from January through late April and has $20 million in cash on hand, far more than any other candidate in the race for governor.

• Scientists think they’ve found the reason why amphibian populations across the Western United States are in decline. The culprit: imported bullfrogs used for food and pets.

Today's reporting by Chris Nichols and Ezra David Romero.

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 Friday, March 23, 2018

Mar 23, 2018
Rich Pedroncelli / AP

• POLITIFACT CALIFORNA: Gavin Newsom's True Claim: California Ranks 49th In Per Capita Housing Supply

Find more on this and other PolitiFact California fact checks HERE.

• Lieutenant Governor Newsom said he wants to change how higher education is funded during a Q&A Thursday afternoon in Sacramento.

Today's reporting by Chris Nichols.

California Update for Monday, January 15, 2018

Jan 15, 2018
Leroy Hamilton / The Empowerment Congress

• The first major debate in California's upcoming gubernatorial race took place over the weekend in Los Angeles. The town hall featured four Democrats, two Republicans, and more than a thousand people in the audience.

• Congress must vote on government spending by Jan. 19. They'll also decide the fate of about 1,300 community clinics in California that function largely on federal grants.

Today's reporting by Mary Plummer (KPCC), and Sammy Caiola.