News Stories

September 21, 2022

This article was originally published in the Sacramento Business Journal.

California has extended a property tax exclusion for new solar energy systems to incentivize the construction of large-scale solar plants to meet the state’s electrification goals.

July 25, 2022

This article was originally published by the New York Times.

By one measure, Californians are about 25 percent less likely to die in mass shootings compared with residents of other states. Our state’s low rate of gun deaths is at least in part because of our strict firearm laws, experts say.

July 22, 2022

This article was originally published by KQED.

Gov. Gavin Newsom signed legislation Friday making California the first state to allow individual citizens to sue gunmakers and sellers who violate state law.

July 22, 2022

This article was originally published in the New York Times.

Gov. Gavin Newsom of California is poised to sign legislation that would provide a minimum $10,000 award to residents who successfully sue makers of illegal guns.

July 22, 2022

This article was originally published by the Los Angeles Times.

SACRAMENTO — California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a controversial gun control bill modeled after Texas’ vigilante abortion law on Friday, teeing up a legal battle with a U.S. Supreme Court friendly to 2nd Amendment groups and firearm owners.
July 22, 2022

This article was originally published by AP.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California punched back Friday against two recent landmark U.S. Supreme Court decisions as Gov. Gavin Newsom announced he will sign a controversial, first-in-the-nation gun control law patterned after a Texas anti-abortion law.
July 22, 2022

This article was originally published by ABC10. 

CALIFORNIA, USA — California has become the first state to allow citizens to sue people who sell or spread illegal guns. The law, signed by Governor Gavin Newsom Friday, is modeled after a Texas lawsuit deterring abortions.

July 20, 2022

This article was originally published by VerdExchange Conference.

In the days after Governor Newsom signed California’s $308 billion budget—which includes record spending across sectors bolstered by a nearly $100 billion surplus—TPR/VXNews interviewed California Senate Majority Leader Emeritus Robert Hertzberg on the highlights of the 2022-23 state budget package. The Senator elaborates on the one-time infrastructure investments embedded throughout the budget for climate resilience—including grid reliability, EV charging, wildfire, water recycling, and more. While state reserves this year benefit from significant windfall in capital gains taxes, Hertzberg emphasizes the long term need to correct California’s financial structure to avoid volatile impacts to the state budget year after year.