California, along with several other states, has ended most of its pandemic restrictions and will begin requiring jobless workers to actively seek employment as of July 11.
"It doesn't matter who the candidates are," Democratic strategist Garry South said of the recall effort targeting California Governor Gavin Newsom. "Newsom is going to beat it on the first line anyway."
The state of emergency, which is expected to last through June 18, calls for Californians to take measures to "reduce the strain on the energy infrastructure and increase energy capacity."
The California governor's campaign released its first TV and digital advertisements two days after the state's official reopening on June 15.
Twice before, the state experienced the dark consequences of reopening too soon and under either confusing or contradictory advice, in May 2020 and again in the late fall and early winter—a miscalculation that led to California's highest monthly COVID death total.
"Voters, even a lot of Democrats, viewed [Gray Davis] as not handling the electricity crisis that we faced in 2000, and particularly in 2001, properly. But that was a crisis that affected one state," a Democratic strategist said." [The pandemic] s a national problem, and it's affecting every state."
Gov. Gavin Newsom drew 10 winners of the "Vax For the Win" campaign for $1.5 million each during a livestream at Universal Studios.
Hotels and theme parks are providing these activities for free, so the state is throwing in an additional $2,000 in cash for winners to cover the cost of travel.
More recall efforts have been made in California during the first half of 2021 than in any other state, leading a record national recall effort, with Governor Gavin Newsom serving as the highest profile target.
Caitlyn Jenner has vowed to tackle California's homeless crisis by building more affordable housing across the state.
Striking down the law, a federal judge in San Diego compared AR-15 style weapons to a Swiss Army Knife.
"There's no correlation, period, full stop. Absolutely none," Newsom told reporters. "In fact, the work she does is inspiring."
Attorneys with the Thomas More Society recently secured settlements in two major religious liberty cases: South Bay United Pentecostal Church, et al. v. Newsom, et al. and Father Trevor Burfitt v. Newsom, et al. The state of California must now pay $2,150,000 in attorneys' fees.
But some members of SEIU Local 1000, which represents 96,000 state workers, said the vote to donate $1 million in support of Newsom's fight against the recall would cause a further divide in the union.
Cooper has spent more than 35 years on death row but has maintained he is innocent of four murders in 1985.
Newsom also announced statewide drawings to award $50,000 to 30 individuals who've already received one dose of the vaccine as well as $1.5 million prizes to 10 vaccinated individuals.
The state legislature is weighing several new budget proposals to provide financial help to residents suffering from the COVID-19 pandemic, which could include rent relief, state stimulus checks, and business grants.
Jenner acknowledged the state's reopening may make it harder for her to win re-election, but said: "California is not forgetting."
Polling at just 6 percent, Jenner faces an uphill battle to oust the governor from office.
The poll, which was conducted by the Public Policy Institute of California, found that just 11 percent of Democrats in the state said that they would vote to recall Newsom if the special recall election was held today, compared to 86 percent that said they'd vote to keep him.
Christian Jeremyah James, 31, and Armand Caleb Legardy, 32, admitted they unlawfully bought and cashed postal money orders with thousands of dollars in California unemployment benefits.
Jenner pledged to "take on" Big Tech if she wins the recall election just as she did in the 1976 Olympics.
Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and California Gov. Gavin Newsom have both faced backlash for visiting restaurants in apparent violation of COVID-19 rules.
A California District Court entered an order this week approving Liberty Counsel's settlement of a lawsuit on behalf of Pasadena's Harvest Rock Church and Harvest International Ministry against California Governor Gavin Newsom and his COVID-19 restrictions.
National Nurses United called for the CDC to revise its mask guidance two days after California announced it will keep its stricter mask mandate in place until June 15.
An economic recovery package worth $100 billion is part of the California governor's new $267.8 billion budget proposal.
The group is awaiting approval of its application by the courts, before it must secure at least 1.5 million signatures in 270 days to run a recall election.
The already crowded field for a potential recall election continues to grow.
"This four-week period will give Californians time to prepare for this change, while we continue the relentless focus on delivering vaccines particularly to underserved communities and those that were hard hit throughout this pandemic," California State Health Director Dr. Mark Ghaly said.
The plan would not create a statewide guaranteed income program but instead would help pay for local governments to start their own initiatives to target low-income families.