Josh Newman

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

In spite of results so far that suggest a resounding defeat in his recall election last week, Southern California Democrat Josh Newman still showed up at yesterday's state Senate floor session.  And as Capital Public Radio's Ben Adler reports, he had a lot to get off his chest.


A group backing the recall of Democratic state Senator Josh Newman is now suing the state of California for a new law it says is meant to protect the senator.  If that sounds like deja vu, it's likely because you heard the exact same sentence a month ago, as Capital Public Radio's Ben Bradford reports.