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Governor Gavin Newsom today issued an executive order to restrict new car sales in the state to only zero-emission vehicles by 2035 and called for a ban on hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, by oil companies. But some activists say even more can be done to curb pollution and slow climate change. 

Under the executive order, the California Air Resources Board would implement the phasing out of new gas-powered cars and trucks, and require medium and heavy-duty trucks to be zero-emission by 2045.

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One hundred days ago, Gavin Newsom was sworn in as California’s 40th governor.

Newsom: “Now, let’s get to work. Thank you all very much!” (0:03 + applause = 0:05 total)

He’s had an eventful start: near-constant battles with President Trump … and unexpected events like PG&E’s bankruptcy. He’s also filled his opening months with splashy announcements — some of which might not be as bold as they first appeared. Capital Public Radio’s Ben Adler reports as part of our California Dream series.

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Here’s California Governor Gavin Newsom’s response to President Trump’s call to send migrants seeking asylum to sanctuary cities: It’s already happening. But Newsom isn’t ready to agree there’s a state of emergency at the border. Capital Public Radio’s Ben Adler reports.

One hundred days into his term, Governor Gavin Newsom has yet to appoint a State Homelessness Secretary as he promised on the campaign trail.

Cap Radio’s PolitiFact reporter Chris Nichols is tracking his promises on the Newsom-Meter and asked advocates for the homeless what they think about this lack of action.

Here’s what Newsom pledged in a campaign video:

“We must address homelessness. I’ll create an interagency council to end chronic homelessness led by a cabinet level secretary committed to solving the issue not just managing it.” (:13)

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It's day two [Monday] of California Governor Gavin Newsom's three day visit to El Salvador. It's his first international trip since taking office. Newsom is in the country to learn more about why thousands are fleeing to the United States. CALmatters reporter Elizabeth Aguilara, who's traveling with the governor, says Salvadorans seem happy Newsom has come.


Governor Gavin Newsom said last week he would like to halt the prosecution of any future death sentences in California.  As Capital Public Radio’s Chris Nichols reports, that potential move plus his freeze on executions has angered victim’s families. 

Larry Lasater was a police officer in Pittsburg, California when he was shot and killed in 2005 in the line of duty. His killer is on death row.

When Lasater’s mother, Phyllis, heard the governor was halting the state’s death penalty, she felt …

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Gavin Newsom raised nearly $8 million to celebrate his inauguration as California governor earlier this year.  Capital Public Radio's Ben Adler looks at who gave that money - and why it matters.

The day before Gavin Newsom was sworn in as California’s 40th governor earlier this year, he held a private lunch for major donors at Sacramento’s Crocker Art Museum.

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Governor Gavin Newsom met yesterday (Tuesday) with the mayors of several California cities facing possible lawsuits from the state over their lack of affordable housing.  Capital Public Radio's Randol White has more.

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Governor Gavin Newsom's remarks on California's embattled high-speed rail project in his State of the State address last week seemed to confuse just about everyone.  Supporters and opponents alike querstioned whether he's scaling back the project, or even abandoning it.  Turns out... he really isn't changing all that much.  Capital Public Radio's Ben Adler explains.

California Governor Gavin Newsom made several immigration claims during his State of the State address as he pushed back against what the Trump Administration has called a "border emergency."  Capital Public Radio's PolitiFact reporter Chris Nichols fact-checked the governor's statements.

Governor Gavin Mewsom will deliver his first State of the State address today (Tuesday).  Meanwhile, Capital Public Radio's PoltiFact reporter Chris NIchols has been keeping an eye on Newsom's early progress on his campaign promises, and has the latest.

California Governor Gavin Newsom is making good on a campaign promise to help migrants seeking asylum.  KPBS reporter Matt Hoffman has more on Newsom's first visit to San Diego since being sworn in.

Governor Gavin Newsom Wants to make big changes to California's juvenile justice system, but some advocates are skeptical about what his plan will actually do.  Captial Public Radio's Sammy Caiola has more.

Groups that advocate for children in California are pressing state lawmakers to fully fund Governor Gavin Newsom’s budget requests to expand access to early learning. KVCR’s Katie Trojano has more.

As the federal government shutdown continues, CalFresh recipients will be receiving their February benefits early.

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A healthy economy and a fresh perspective have prompted new Governor Gavin Newsom to propose some of the most progressive programs and sweeping investments in a California state budget blueprint in years.  For the most part, majority Democrats in the Legislature like the budget proposal, while Republicans have questions and concerns.  Here's more in a report from KVCR's Ken Vincent and Captial Public Radio's Ben Adler.

California Governor Gavin Newsom is expected to push health care expanisonin his first budget proposal, out today.  Capital Public Radio's Sammy Caiola looks at what that might entail.

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Governor Gavin Newsom wants to en the California National Guard deployment that former Governor Jerry Brown negotiated with the Trump Administration last year.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

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Governor Gavin Newsom made claims on everything from rising rents to his palns for California's rainy day fund in his inaugural address yesterday (Monday).  Capital Public Radio's Chris Nichols fact-checked the governor's speech.

Many Californians - especially state legislators - are watching to see how new Governor Gavin Newsom will spend and raise money for the state.  Capital Public Radio's Sally Schilling reports.

Democrat Gavin Newsom was sworn in as Californis's next governor yesterday (Monday).  On the campaign trail, he made bold promises about creating universal health care and building millions of new homes.  Today, Capital Public Radio's PolitiFact reporter Chris Nichols introduces the "Newsom Meter," a project that will track the governor's top campaing pledges over the next four years.

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When Jerry Brown's 16 years as California governor come to an end on Monday, he'l hand the leadership of the naiton's largest state over to Gavin Newsom - the lieutenant governor and former mayor of San Francisco.  The two democrats have worked with each other for years... and their families go back decades.  In the second part of our exit interview with Brown, Capital Public Radio's Ben Adler talks with the outgoing governor about his successor.  They spoke while touring Brown's ranch on a golf cart - with the governor behind the wheel.

Gavin Newsom made a lot of promises in his successful campaign for California governor.  A new poll finds Newsom's push for universal health care has more support than his calls for tuition-free community college and universal pre-school.  Capital Public Radio's Ben Adler reports.

California's education system is likely to change with Democrats winning back a super majority in the state Legislature and Governor-Elect Gavin Newsom promising universal preschool for the next generation.  Capital Public Radio's Nadine Sebai reports.

Everyone was on their best behavior Saturday when President Trump, Governor Jerry Brown and Governor elect Gavin Newsom viewed the damage from California's two massive wildfires. the blazes have combined to kill more than 70 people and destroy nearly 14 thousand structures. Capital Public Radio's Ben Adler reports. 

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Outgoing California Governor Jerry Brown and Governor-Elect Gavin Newsom held a media availability yesterday (Tuesday) after meeting in private at the state's Capitol.  The two discussed a lot but on the top of the list was the deadly wildfires current spreading throughout the state.  Capital Public Radio's Nadine Sebai reports.

Gavin Newsom campaigned on sweeping new statewide programs and a full-throated resistance to President Trump.  Now, the 51-year-old-Democrat will be California's 40th governor, having defeated Republican challenger John Cox.  Capital Public Radio's Ben Adler reports from Los Angeles.

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Today is the last day of campaigning before tomorrow's (Tuesday) midterm election.  And the candidates for California governor are barnstorming the state making their final pitches to voters.  Capital Public Radio's Ben Adler reports.


In his more than two decades climbing the political ladder, Democratic candidate for governor Gavin Newsom has long been a magnet for criticism.  But as Capital Public Radio's Ben Adler reports, the leiutenant governor and former San Francisco mayor is making no apologies.

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Democratic candidate for governor Gavin Newsom recently claimed California ranks 49th out of 50 states in per capita housing supply.  Capital Public Radio's PolitiFact reporter Chris Nichols fact-checked the lieutenant governor's statement.