Newsom explains why he’s pushing for U.S. constitutional convention on guns

Bob Egelko Sep. 15, 2023 Updated: Sep. 16, 2023 12:40 p.m. ( Celebrating the Legislature’s swift approval of his proposal to call a U.S. constitutional convention on gun control, Gov. Gavin Newsom said Friday such an extraordinary step was needed because gun advocates have gained control of the nation’s courts. “The… Continue reading

Gavin Newsom Suddenly Proposes a 28th Amendment to Curb Gun Violence

Gavin Newsom Suddenly Proposes a 28th Amendment to Curb Gun Violence

8 JUNE 2023/SF POLITICS/JOE KUKURA In an out-of-the-blue move that indicates he’s still keen to build that national profile, Governor Gavin Newsom started a media blitz Thursday morning promoting a 28th Amendment campaign to promote popular but stalled gun control measures. California Governor Gavin Newsom insists he is not running for… Continue reading

New bill would pressure Newsom to speed up work on single-payer health care

Sophia Bollag March 21, 2023 ( Comments Gov. Gavin Newsom would face new deadlines on his administration’s work to revamp the state’s health care system under a bill unveiled Tuesday in the state Legislature. Newsom, a Democrat, has said for years that he supports creating a government-run health system in… Continue reading

Newsom wants to reimagine San Quentin State Prison, will move Death Row inmates out

Dustin Gardiner, Bob Egelko March 16, 2023 Updated: March 17, 2023 6:05 p.m. ( Comments As the oldest correctional facility in the state, San Quentin State Prison has long had an outsize place in the way Californians and their leaders think about justice issues. The facility is home to the nation’s largest… Continue reading