How California’s budget depends on staggering wealth gap
The state’s progressive tax structure is reaping billions from the wealthiest to fund the state’s safety net. But it also reveals how the pandemic has widened the economic gulf for millions of Californians — more than the rest of the country.
Dems affix ‘coup’ label
The movement to recall Gov. Gavin Newsom is increasingly perceived as a serious threat, the California Democratic Party took the extraordinary step Tuesday of branding it as a “coup” and alleging that its backers were linked to the violent mob who stormed the U.S. Capitol last week.
Only 27% of doses used
Newsom in a Monday press conference: “We recognize that the current strategy is not going to get us to where we need to go as quickly as we all need to go.”
California Assembly impeachment vote puts Republicans in bind
The results were partyline, with only Democrats voting “yes” and Republicans voting “no.” Leaving out excused absences, 11 lawmakers ducked voting either way — all of them Republican, including the GOP’s Assembly leader, Marie Waldron of Escondido.