California Gov. Gavin Newsom signs bill restricting use of rap lyrics as evidence in criminal trials

California Gov. Gavin Newsom signs bill restricting use of rap lyrics as evidence in criminal trials

Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a bill to restrict prosecutors from using rap lyrics as evidence against criminal defendants in California. Newsom signed on the dotted line of a new bill — the Decriminalizing Artistic Expression Act, also known as AB 2799 — on Friday, which advocates say will help protect artistic expression in hip-hop and … Read more

California Gov. Gavin Newsom signs bill limiting the use of rap lyrics as evidence in criminal proceedings

California Gov. Gavin Newsom signs bill limiting the use of rap lyrics as evidence in criminal proceedings

Washington CNN  —  California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a bill into law on Friday that limits the use of rap lyrics in criminal court cases in the state. The law requires “a court, in a criminal proceeding where a party seeks to admit as evidence a form of creative expression, to consider specified factors when … Read more

Newsom signs bill to limit use of hip-hop lyrics in criminal trials

Newsom signs bill to limit use of hip-hop lyrics in criminal trials

California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) signed a bill Friday to limit the use of hip-hop lyrics as evidence in criminal trials amid multiple high-profile cases of lyrics being used against rappers who have been arrested.  The law, which Newson signed alongside rappers, record producers and record industry executives who were present virtually, is the first in … Read more

Newsom signs bill allowing undocumented immigrants to get California IDs

Newsom signs bill allowing undocumented immigrants to get California IDs

LOS ANGELES – Governor Gavin Newsom on Friday signed a bill allowing anyone to obtain a California ID regardless of immigration status, which he called “a critical step for inclusion.” “California is expanding opportunity for everyone, regardless of immigration status,” said Gov. Newsom. “We’re a state of refuge – a majority-minority state, where 27% of … Read more

Calif. Gov. Gavin Newsom will run for president if Biden doesn’t: report

Calif. Gov. Gavin Newsom will run for president if Biden doesn’t: report

​California Gov. Gavin Newsom is “undeniably, unequivocally” preparing to seek the Democratic presidential nomination in 2024 if President Biden decides not to run for a second term and is poised to take on Vice President Kamala Harris, according to a report on Monday. Newsom, who recently challenged Florida’s Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis to a debate … Read more

Californians will be able to choose human composting as burial method starting in 2027

Californians will be able to choose human composting as burial method starting in 2027

LOS ANGELES (KABC) — Starting in 2027, a different burial method will be available for Californians after Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a bill that allows human composting. AB 351, introduced by Assemblymember Cristina Garcia (D-Bell Gardens), allows for the method in which human remains naturally decompose over a 30-to-45-day period and are turned into a … Read more

Newsom challenges DeSantis to a debate following migrant controversy

Newsom challenges DeSantis to a debate following migrant controversy

California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) challenged Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) to a debate on Friday, following Democrats’ outrage over DeSantis’s decision to charter two planes of migrants that landed in Martha’s Vineyard, Mass. “Hey [Gov. Ron DeSantis], clearly you’re struggling, distracted, and busy playing politics with people’s lives,” Newsom said in a tweet. “Since … Read more

California Gov Gavin Newsom on bullies in anti-Republican political ads

California Gov Gavin Newsom on bullies in anti-Republican political ads

SAN JOSE, Calif. – Gov. Gavin Newsom said political attack ads he’s funding that are running in Florida and Texas are retribution for the Republican-backed recall against him. “It’s literally me taking advantage of the moment that I’m in,” Newsom said in an exclusive interview with CNBC. “I had to raise, I think we put … Read more

California's move to ban sale of new gasoline-fueled cars could spread to other states – PBS NewsHour

California's move to ban sale of new gasoline-fueled cars could spread to other states – PBS NewsHour

California’s move to ban sale of new gasoline-fueled cars could spread to other states  PBS NewsHour California’s electric car mandate could spread to over a dozen states  Fox Business California bet big on electric cars. Should you?  WLNS California rule will make EV charging more affordable, reduce load on grid  Green Car Reports New York State expected to adopt … Read more

Newsom announces $209 million in Project Homekey state funds for new permanent housing in LA

Newsom announces 9 million in Project Homekey state funds for new permanent housing in LA

LOS ANGELES (KABC) — Los Angeles received $209 million in funding through Project Homekey, a program that converts buildings into permanent housing in an effort to address the state’s homelessness crisis, Gov. Gavin Newsom and city officials announced Wednesday. The city will convert seven sites into permanent housing and contribute an additional $157 million in … Read more