Laurel Rosenhall / CALmatters
Goodbye, state of resistance. Hello, state of influence.
Now that the coronavirus pandemic has blown a massive hole in California's budget, Democrats in the Legislature and Democratic governor Gavin Newsom face the grim task of taking a hatchet to programs they support.
Some restless Californians are letting Gov. Gavin Newsom know they’re over his statewide order to stay home to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. At noisy street demonstrations and in polite letters from government officials, they’re saying: Let us start getting back to normal.