Gov. Gavin Newsom said the special legislative session will consider a windfall profits tax on oil companies, in the form of an excise tax, with revenue returned to taxpayers as rebates to offset high gas prices.
Two days before the Sept. 30 deadline, after vetoing a similar bill last year and resisting months of marches, vigils and posturing, including a note from President Biden, Newsom changed his mind on a farmworker labor bill.
As other states restrict or ban abortions, the California laws aim to improve access and protect patients and clinicians. They will also expand services to accommodate an expected influx from other states.
The new restrictions were approved, despite the fact that the county exceeded Gov. Gavin Newsom’s call for a reduction of 15% compared to 2020, using 19% less water in July when compared to July 2020, well above the statewide average of a 10% savings.