There are 46 people who think They should replace Gavin Newsom as governor of California.
Most do not know what to expect.
In fact, two candidates – like former San Diego mayor Kevin Falkonner – actually have some experience in government. But even real estate developer John Cox, who lost his 2018 governorship candidate, will soon realize that he is a live, 1,000-pound Kodiac bear (by the way, a non-California beast). Take, well, bear.
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California is hard to manage in a better time. It is a vast empire divided by all political divisions. North to south, rural to urban, progressive democrats with our middle democrats, business from the region, and there is not enough water for everyone who competes for it – cities, suburbs and $ 50 billion agricultural industry.
The state has radical economic equality – in the end, 189 billionaires lived in California, and each capital city has an increasing number of homeless people.
Kovid’s case continues to be raised, and no one knows if it is safe for children to return to public schools – who have already provided substantial financial support.
Oh, and his kingdom is on fire.
In other words, the stakes we are experiencing in this memory are terrifying.
News – In 2004, as mayor of San Francisco, he granted the country’s first marriage license to gay couples – always a moderate Democrat, friendly with big business interests. But there is a huge gap between Newssom – a science-fiction, public health, homelessness and money on education – and Republican candidates seeking to replace him.
Whether it’s manager Newcom, or one of the candidates to replace him – there are 10 major problems for the regime over the next 14 months. (Yes – in just 14 months, the person who survived the September 14 Memorial will be on the ballot again.)
1. Public health
Of course, the main point of the note was that after the news went to dinner with the company lobbyists, the rest of us had to take shelter. But the incumbent has generally followed the advice of doctors and public health professionals, imposed masks and immunizations, and treats Covin as a serious crisis. During this time, more than 80% of eligible California residents received at least one dose of covac vaccine.
Larry Elder, a Los Angeles talk show host among GOP candidates, has promised to remove all masks and immunizations. The danger to millions of California residents is unimaginable.
2. Homelessness and homelessness
In the United States, at least 160,000 people (as of January 2020) live on the streets of California, especially in urban areas. More than half of the state’s tenants pay more than 30 percent of their income for housing. In most big California cities, you have to be rich to buy a home.
Zimbabweans (yes, in my backyard, for more, dense, housing) are generally Niusom partners, but developers say the state needs to ratify housing to build more. According to most progressive housing advocates, the only real solution is more regulation – better rent control and eviction protections – and many more non-market housing. But the real estate industry is one of the most powerful lobbies in the state capital, so fixing the housing crisis requires a lot of political skill and courage.
As the mayor of San Francisco, Newsom introduced the “Don’t Care Money” program, which condemns all progressive homeowners as a failure.
But this year’s budget pledges an unprecedented $ 12 billion to tackle homelessness and build affordable housing. Most Republican candidates avoid that.
In fact, Cox says he wants to make it easier for the state to use more police to force homeless people into conservatory and clean up homeless neighborhoods – often when residents have nowhere else to go.
Climate change has caused severe drought across the country and irritated the industrial pipeline that allows almonds and rice to grow in the desert; Golf courses to grow in dry, 100 degree summer heat; And cities that import enough to provide drinking water, showers and car wash to the 35 million people living in the city. Meanwhile, fresh hot water from Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, the heart of the state’s water system, will disrupt salmon races.
At best, the situation was not sustainable; Not possible now. He has to give something – and the next regime has to deal with the political pressure of the corporate ag industry and the political pressure of cities and suburbs on resources that are not easily served.
So far, Newcomer has refused to give up the environment to serve Big Og. Cox, Elder and Folconer want to build more dams.
California has one of the best public education systems in the country. Then came Prop.13 and tax cuts — and now the state has one of the worst public schools in the country. These days, the system has become somewhat privately owned – rich suburban communities raise enough private money to support their private schools, while poor urban areas are less able to pay for teachers. This is mostly related to race – as Heather McGregor points out Our sum, White people have historically opposed paying taxes to support services such as education for non-whites living in California.
Newcom’s latest budget includes a historic increase in public education at all levels. Cox and Seniors are big fans of charter schools and want to cut funding for the University of California. Foulconer is also a supporter of private sector solutions for education.
Most of the electricity in California is controlled by private companies. Pacific Gas and Electricity is responsible for some of the worst fires in the state. The company, the courts have found, does not properly protect the power lines (in some cases, tree trunks turn money into executive bonuses). The sustainable energy future is based on electricity – but for-profit private companies are not moving fast towards renewable energy. So the next governor needs to know how to break down the likes of PG&E, create new public service agencies, and rebuild the grid. Although Newcom has a climate agenda, it does not have much of a strong platform among major Republican candidates. Climate change and the future of the state’s energy are not their concern.
6. Criminal justice
California has 737 deaths, almost all of them die before they die. The prisons were overcrowded, mostly black men, and were locked up for long periods during the three strikes. Many have been arrested for petty crimes. Some may be completely clean. The state prison system alone costs taxpayers $ 15 billion a year – enough to build affordable housing and provide education and training for the homeless in the state.
News also announced that it had lifted the death penalty, which almost certainly raised any GOP candidate. The black elder argues that there is no such thing as anti-black racism in the criminal justice system. All GOP candidates support police funding. And remember: the governor appoints all appellate judges, including members of the state Supreme Court.
Wildfires are wreaking havoc throughout the state. News also inherited decades of failed fire control policies and much of the consequences of global climate change. There are many related issues here, and it is difficult to even list them, so let’s look at one – the California Air Board.
The agency will tell you how high the mileage standards for car companies are and how low the tail pipe emissions should be. That decision has huge national implications – the standards set in the country’s largest car market will quickly become the norm everywhere. And that in turn has an impact on global climate change. Can you imagine what kind of person the right wing GOP candidates would appoint to run that agency?
8. Climate justice
Newcom has long acknowledged that climate change is a reality, driven by human activity, and that the government has a key role to play in tackling the problem. By 2035, it is pushing to sterilize gas-powered cars.
It took him a while, but he finally agreed that the division should end in the state. Leading Republicans say all sorts of things, climate change is real, but they are unwilling to support any action that could actually damage the state. The elder’s plan is to restore nuclear power in the state.
9. Race justice
Newcom supports the efforts of the state legislature to combat systemic racism in California, providing research and recommendations for the state’s first task force. The simplest step in overcoming racist exams at the University of California is to increase the number of African Americans enrolled in public schools. As mentioned, the elderly do not believe that racism really exists in America
10. Economic Equality
He was very careful about taxing the rich for most of Newcom’s work. But he acknowledges, at least in part, that “the people above are doing well.”
And he didn’t talk about any tax cuts. Cox wants the biggest tax cut in modern state history.
Falconer is announcing a significant tax cut for high-income earners.
Yes, the next governor will face the electorate again next November. But a right-winger can do a lot of damage in 14 months. That really happened on September 14th.
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Tim Redmond has been a political correspondent in San Francisco for 40 years. He is the founder and editor of 48hills.org, a non-profit digital daily newspaper.