Articles by Laurel Rosenhall

October 2021

California Politicians Raising Money for Charity Face New Rules From Ethics Panel

Newsom’s Vetoes: Why Did Governor Block California Bills?

September 2021

Decision Time: Three Ways the California Recall Election Could Go

August 2021

If Newsom Is Recalled, How Would a Republican Governor Get Anything Done?

July 2021

Charity and Politics: California Elected Officials Would Have to Disclose Their Connections Under Proposed Rule

It’s a Date: Newsom Recall Election Set for Sept. 14

June 2021

Five Things to Know About Newsom’s Budget Deal With Legislature

When Is the Newsom Recall Election? Maybe Sooner Than You Think

Four Things to Know About the California Budget Deal

May 2021

Suspense File Day: Which Controversial Bills Did California Legislators Kill?

Newsom Releases Tax Return, but Will Recall Candidates?

Three Things to Know About Gavin Newsom’s Spending Spree

April 2021

California Politicians Owe $2 Million in Campaign Fines, Don’t Get Punished

Newsom Vows to Reopen California in June, a High-Stakes Political Gamble

March 2021

Newsom Picks Rob Bonta as California’s New Attorney General

Democrats Have Newsom’s Back as Recall Campaign Ramps Up

Newsom Blasts ‘Naysayers and Dooms-Dayers’ as He Touts Pandemic Progress

Newsom in Campaign Mode as He Delivers Pivotal Speech on the Pandemic

February 2021

Who Has the Power to Reopen California Classrooms?

January 2021

Day 1: New Sen. Alex Padilla Wants Trump’s ‘Enablers’ Out of U.S. Senate

In Pandemic-Era Budget, Newsom Tries to Nestle Friends and Neutralize Enemies

December 2020

Midway Through Plagued First Term, Newsom’s Career Hits Make-Or-Break Point

November 2020

Not Dire, for Now: California Expects $26 Billion Windfall Despite Pandemic

Unmasked: Doctors’ Association Execs Joined Newsom at Lobbyist’s Birthday Bash

Voters Help Big Business Override California Lawmakers

October 2020

Good Policy or Ballot Blackmail? Union Takes Its Fights With Health Industry to Voters

Privacy Puzzle: Consumer Advocates Divided Over California’s Prop. 24

September 2020

Trump and Newsom: Political Frenemies Make Nice Amid California’s Mounting Disasters

California Lawmakers Failed to Enact Sweeping Police Reforms. Here’s Why.

August 2020

Amid Raging Fires and Pandemic, Newsom Calls Relationship With Trump ‘Very Effective’

Democrats Divided: Newsom’s Family-Leave Plan Faces Resistance From His Own Party

Faced With Dying Californians and Withering Businesses, Gov. Newsom Steers a Middle Path. Can It Last?

July 2020

#MeToo Claims Filed Against Democratic Lawmaker, but Will Investigations Follow?

Gov. Dad: Family Leave Job Protections Expanded in Bill Backed by Newsom

June 2020

Budget Deal Shields Neediest Californians, Shifts Burden to Middle Class

‘Mutually Repugnant’: Gov. Newsom and Lawmakers Pursue Budget Compromise

May 2020

Blind Spot: Lobbying Behind California Coronavirus Contracts Can Stay Secret

Schools, Health Face Deep Cuts in California’s $203 Billion Budget

California Wires Mask Dealer Half a Billion Dollars, Then Claws It Back

As Protesters Demand ‘Reopen California!’ Here’s Whom Newsom Can’t Afford to Alienate

April 2020

Even Harder Than Shutting Down: How Does Newsom Reopen California?

At California’s Capitol, Lawmakers Want Information; Protesters Want to End Coronavirus Stay-At-Home

California Senators Frustrated by Few Answers, Tech Glitches in Virtual Hearing on Coronavirus Spending

Politics in the Pandemic: Two California Elections in May Provide a Preview

Amid Pandemic, Newsom Faces Scrutiny Over $1B Face-Mask Deal

March 2020

One Upside of the Coronavirus Shutdown, Maybe? Fewer Voter Initiatives

Banks Agree to Coronavirus Mortgage Relief in California Amid Push for Eviction Ban

California Closes Parking Lots at Beaches and Parks to Stem Spread of Coronavirus

Newsom, Trump: More Beds, Masks, Equipment Ahead for Coronavirus

California Passes $1.1 Billion in Emergency Coronavirus Funding — Then Shuts Down the Capitol