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If Eric Mar’s “Tech Tax” is a “Job-Killing Measure,” Then Why Did Former Mayor Gavin Newsom Sign a Very Similar Tax into Law in 2004?

TweetHere you go, the News of the Day: 3 SF supervisors move to put tech tax on November ballot By Emily Green And here’s the reaction: I am appalled at the political vindictiveness of this proposed measure,” said Alex Tourk, a spokesman for San Francisco Citizens Initiative for Technology and Innovation, a coalition of tech companies. […]

Lt. Gov. Newsom's gun control initiative qualifies for November California ballot

5 days agoHealth : Booster Shots

Just days before the Legislature is scheduled to act on a package of gun control measures, California election officials announced Thursday that an initiative by Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom to restrict firearms has enough signatures to qualify for the November state ballot. The Secretary of State’s Office said...

Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom calls on cannabis community to campaign for legalization in November

Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom warned a conference of cannabis industry members Tuesday that they need to get involved in passing a pot legalization measure on the November ballot or the cause will be set back nationally. Newsom also chided fellow Democratic elected officials for not doing more to change...

Gavin Newsom, Nancy Pelosi, SF Mayor Ed Lee Respond To Orlando Mass Shooting

"Hate/Darkness win if we allow Islamophobia/xenophobia to take over after homophobia rears its ugly head," says Newsom. [ more › ]

Gavin Newsom chides the NRA and talks Hillary Clinton on Chelsea Handler's new Netflix show

2 weeks agoHealth : Booster Shots

Updates from Sacramento: Governor and state lawmakers reach a budget deal, Uber and Lyft measures set for hearing this month June 9, 2016, 6:36 p.m. Welcome to Essential Politics, our daily feed on California government news. You can find our ongoing coverage of the California primary over here...

Video: Gavin Newsom Skewers The NRA On Netflix's 'Chelsea'

Newsom takes on the NRA and passionately discusses gun control with Chelsea Handler. [ more › ]

Calif. NRA Group Wants LGBT Voters to Say No to Gun Control

The NRA released a new ad targeting LGBT voters in hope they will not support anti-gun legislation proposed by California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom.

New Anti-Gun Control Ads Seek to Rally Women, LGBT Voters

An NRA-affiliated group is hoping to win over women and LGBT Californians to defeat a proposal backed by Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom to require background checks for the sale of ammunition with a pair of aggressive new television ads. The group, the Coalition for Civil Liberties, opposes the new requirement, casting it as an effort…

Read Your Mail and Then Conclude: Striving Politico Josh Arce is EVIL! – Let’s Take a Look

TweetWell, he is spending big money to get your vote. So far, so good: Hi Josh. You kind of look like Angry Tom Cruise, or Angry Tony Robbins, or Angry Gavin Newsom, just saying. Anyway, well, yes, he’s in the big right-of-center political faction, so yes, he’s going to be backed by realtors, sure. And […]

NYC Pride Guide, Gavin Newsom, King Tutankhamun, Deep Tunnel, Pietro Boselli, DNC: NEWS

3 weeks agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

PRIDE. NYC Pride releases its annual Pride Guide.  CALL ME CAITLYN. Caitlyn Jenner celebrates one year since her Vanity Fair cover debuted.  CALIFORNIA PRIMARY. Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom reveals why he’s supporting Hillary Clinton and it… Read The post NYC Pride Guide, Gavin Newsom, King Tutankhamun, Deep Tunnel, Pietro Boselli, DNC: NEWS appeared first on Towleroad.

I Didn't Know This, But I'm Not Surprised

[Content Note: Homophobia.]Lieutenant Governor of California Gavin Newsom published this on his Facebook page today:In 2004, after I ordered the city clerk to give same-sex couples marriage licenses, I quickly became a pariah in the Democratic Party. Show More Summary

Indecisive Unions: Who’s Responsible for the $15 CA Minimum Wage – Unpopular Mayor Ed Lee or Lt Gov Gavin Newsom?

TweetI’m not sure what the point of these giants ads is. Anyway, here’s what you can now see in Frisco: And here’s what you now see in, well, it’s not exactly Sacramento, but let’s call it that, close enough: I don’t think we’re meant to see both these political ads.

Gavin Newsom Helped Make Gay Marriage Legal. Now He Wants to Legalize Pot.

Last week, backers of an initiative to legalize marijuana in California declared that they'd collected enough signatures to place it on the November ballot. The news was announced by Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, a declared 2018 gubernatorial...Show More Summary

Gavin Newsom says measure legalizing recreational pot will be on Calif. November ballot

2 months agoNews : The Raw Story

Supporters of a drive to legalize recreational marijuana for adults in California said on Wednesday they had collected more than enough signatures to qualify the measure for the November ballot, formally launching their campaign to win over voters. Democratic Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom,...

A proposal to help taxis compete with Uber and Lyft

2 months agoHealth : Booster Shots

California politics updates: California Republicans may give their leader another term; Gavin Newsom talks reality TV, legal pot April 27 2016, 10:10 AM Welcome to Essential Politics, our daily feed on California politics and government news. Here's a quick glance at what we're following right...

Andy Cohen talks with 'favorite politician' Gavin Newsom on Bravo's 'Watch What Happens Live'

California politics updates: Capps' daughter opting for school board over Congress, tracking free sports tickets for lawmakers April 26 2016, 10:10 PM Welcome to Essential Politics, our daily feed on California politics and government news. Here's a quick glance at what we're following right now:Laura...

Two top California Democrats feud over an issue they agree on: gun control

A political war of words has broken out between Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de León and Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom over how to enact new gun control laws in California. Newsom is close to turning in 600,000 signatures to put a measure on the November ballot designed to reduce gun violence, but De...

Why Gavin Newsom's gun law won't help

3 months agoHealth : Booster Shots

What if we passed a law knowing that even usually law-abiding people wouldn't comply with it? This fall, California voters may do just that if they approve Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom's Safety for All gun reform initiative. The result could be a small enhancement in public safety, and a potentially significant...

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