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- California Nation (SacBee): Governor Gavin Newsom and COVID-19 with Elizabeth Ashford, former advisor to Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and Gov. Jerry Brown, Steven Maviglio, former press secretary to Gov. Gray Davis and Joe Rodota, former cabinet secretary to Gov. Pete Wilson (2020-07-25)
- Cap Impact Podcast (McGeorge School of Law): From the business perspective, Chris Micheli talks about how California's Admistrative Procedure Act can be used to challenge regulations. (2020-07-24)
- Inside Golden State Politics (Bill Boyarsky and Sherry Bebitch Jeffe): Newsom and COVID-19 (2020-07-23)
- KQED's Political Breakdown (Scott Shafer and Marisa Lagos): Jay Jordan, executive director of Californians for Safety and Justice, on Prop. 20 (repeal of criminal justice reforms) on the November ballot (2020-07-16)
- Capitol Weekly Podcast (John Howard and Tim Foster): California Teachers Association president E. Toby Boyd (2020-07-16)
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- CA39 (Diamond Bar-Fullerton-Yorba Linda): updated analysis (Leans Dem)
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School daze: In the Register, Roxana Kopetman reports that the Orange County Board of Education plans to sue Governor Gavin Newsom and state public health officer Dr. Sonia Angell over the order requiring most K-12 education to be conducted online this fall.
The suit will seek in-person teaching and the resumption of campus activities. The board voted 4-0 during a closed session Tuesday night, July 28, to file the lawsuit.
“We have made the decision to put the needs of our students first by filing this lawsuit,” the board’s majority said in a statement.
Trustee Beckie Gomez, who attended part of the special meeting but was not present for the discussion and vote, did not support her colleagues.
“We’ve kinda gone off track here,” she said in an interview Tuesday night. “We’re not doing the board’s work. Our job is to be focused on kids and education.”
Orange County Superintendent of Schools Al Mijares released a statement Wednesday saying he is disappointed by the board’s latest action “but not surprised.
“This lawsuit continues the pattern of a highly litigious board majority that seems to have no qualms about diverting time, energy and financial resources from students and programs to satisfy their own ideological interests.”
Testing: In the LAT, Emily Baumgartner reports on the problem with testing in California.
POLL POSITION: While things aren't the same as in 2019, Governor Newsom still enjoys a 67% approval rating on environmental issues among California likely voters according to a PPIC poll out today. (July 8-17; live interview; N: 1032, MOE: 3.9%) The Legislature gets a 61% thumbs up among likelies.
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