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California Governor Offers $144B Budget, Sees Big Surplus

Jan. 10
By Associated Press

California Gov. Gavin Newsom proposed a $144 billion general fund budget on Thursday that's up 4 percent from the current year and predicted a $21.4 billion surplus from robust tax collections and slower growth of state health care costs.

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New County Supervisor Desmond To Prioritize Creation Of Behavioral Health Facility

Jan. 10
By Alison St John, Brooke Ruth

This year marks major changes on the San Diego County Board of Supervisors. The five-member board has two new members, including Republican Jim Desmond who replaced Bill Horn to represent District 5. Desmond spoke with Midday Edition Wednesday to discuss his priorities.

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Nathan Fletcher Proposes Assistance To Asylum Seekers As First Act On Board Of Supervisors

Jan. 8
By Brooke Ruth, Jade Hindmon

Fletcher represents District 4 on the board of supervisors. The district includes most of the central city of San Diego from La Jolla to downtown, from Ocean Beach to Encanto.

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Podcast Offers 'A Few Reasonable Words' On Political Discord

Jan. 8
By Jade Hindmon

Three political science professors at the University of San Diego discuss the need to bring calm and context to today's political landscape with their podcast.

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Rep. Mike Levin On His First Days In Congress

Jan. 8
By Alison St John, Marissa Cabrera

Congressman Mike Levin, who was elected to represent San Diego County's 49th Congressional District, was sworn into office last week amid one of the longest government shutdowns in recent history.

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‘America Needs California’: Gavin Newsom Promises ‘Bold’ Approach During Inauguration As Governor

Jan. 8
By Ben Adler / Capital Public Radio

Gavin Newsom is now the 40th governor of California’s nearly 40 million people.

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Gov. Newsom Previews Policy Priorities In Inaugural Speech

Jan. 7
By Ebone Monet and Anica Colbert

Capital Public Radio’s Capitol bureau chief talks about highlights from Gov. Newsom’s inaugural speech and what he’ll miss about Gov. Jerry Brown.

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Advocates Say San Diego County Leaders Neglecting Migrant Children

Jan. 7
By Susan Murphy

A group of migrant advocates wants San Diego County leaders held accountable for asylum-seeking children who suffer abuse during immigration detention.

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California's Newsom Rebukes White House In Inaugural

Jan. 7
By Associated Press

Gavin Newsom is officially California's new governor.

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County Supervisors, Officials Sworn In During Ceremony

Jan. 7
By City News Service

Two new supervisors along with four other county officials, including the district attorney, were sworn in Monday.

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Business Report: Apple Upgrades Troubles

Jan. 4
By Ebone Monet

The stock market responds to Apples announcement of lower than expected quarterly sales

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The Make-Or-Break Moment Of Jerry Brown’s Second Governorship

Jan. 4
By Ben Adler / Capital Public Radio

For all that Jerry Brown accomplished during his final two terms as California governor, a single moment could have changed everything.

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City Councilwoman Barbara Bry Announces 2020 Candidacy for Mayor

Jan. 4
By City News Service

City Councilwoman Barbara Bry announced her candidacy this week in San Diego's 2020 mayoral race.

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New Head Of San Diego Gang Commission Looks Forward

Jan. 3
By Claire Trageser

It's a new year, and there's a new head of the Commission on Gang Prevention and Intervention, the city group that gives advice on how to decrease gang violence.

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Elizabeth Warren Makes Big Move Toward 2020 Presidential Run

Dec. 31, 2018
By Associated Press

Sen. Elizabeth Warren on Monday took the first major step toward launching a widely anticipated campaign for the presidency, hoping her reputation as a populist fighter can help her navigate a Democratic field that could include nearly two dozen candidates.