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November 12, 2021
Weideman Group Weekly

Winter is Coming

Governor Newsom is warning that as winter takes hold, California will see a rise in COVID-19 infections during the winter months for the second year in a row. As part of a winter surge strategy, the Governor signed an Executive Order to ensure health care facilities continue to maintain necessary staffing and resources.

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October 15, 2021
Weideman Group Weekly

Got Your Goods?

In an effort to address the significant supply chain issues facing the country, two of the biggest ports – Los Angeles and Long Beach – have announced they will be expanding their operating hours to 24 hours a day 7 days a week. Major goods carriers are also taking steps to operate around the clock.

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October 8, 2021
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Oil Spill

Southern California beaches are covered in crude oil after the rupture of a pipeline from an off-shore oil rig. Orange County beaches are currently closed as crews attempt to prevent further damage and clean up the spill.

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September 17, 2021
Weideman Group Weekly

Newsom Defeats Recall

Governor Gavin Newsom decisively defeated the effort to recall him. Within about 30 minutes of the polls closing on Tuesday, the election was called for the Governor. Nearly 10 million votes were cast in the recall election and, per the Secretary of State’s current tally, an overwhelming 63.6% of voters voted to oppose the recall. This win gives Newsom significant momentum leading up to his 2022 gubernatorial reelection, where we do not expect him to draw a serious challenger.

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September 10, 2021
Weideman Group Weekly

Turn Out the Lights

The legislature wrapped up the first year of the 2021-22 legislative session today. Weideman Group helped secure a number of legislative victories in the final days of session, including:

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September 3, 2021
Weideman Group Weekly

Newsom Creating Separation

recent recall poll was released by the Public Policy Institute of California showing that 58% of likely California voters oppose the recall of Governor Newsom compared to 39% who favor it. These are welcome numbers for the Governor, who had seen polls narrowing up until recently.

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August 27, 2021
Weideman Group Weekly

Suspenseful

Senate and Assembly Appropriations committees dispensed with hundreds of bills from their suspense files this week, sending many to the floor and permanently shelving dozens of others. A bill is put on suspense if it has more than a negligible fiscal impact to the state. It can only survive suspense with the support of the Appropriations Chair and the leader of the house.

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August 13, 2021
Weideman Group Weekly

Back to Session

The Legislature will return from summer recess on Monday for the last few weeks of the legislative session. There are hundreds of pending bills in both houses and many of these must first clear the fiscal committee before receiving a full house vote.

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August 6, 2021
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Wildfire Response

Governor Newsom has declared a state of emergency in Siskiyou, Nevada and Placer counties as a result of the Antelope and River fires. By declaring a state of emergency, the state is able to tap into an abundance of mutual aid, including FEMA grants, that will bolster response efforts. The two fires combined have destroyed hundreds of thousands of acres and numerous structures in Northern California.

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August 1, 2021
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Energy Emergency Proclamation

Governor Newsom issued an emergency proclamation this afternoon to allow energy projects to be expedited in order to relieve demand on the grid as extreme weather events continue to stress the state’s power supply. The proclamation suspends a number of regulatory requirements in an effort to bring more energy onto the grid in a short period of time. For example, the proclamation allows large energy consumers to relieve demand on the grid by moving to backup generation by suspending specific permitting requirements.

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July 23, 2021
Weideman Group Weekly

Newsom’s Billions

In a campaign style tour around the state, Governor Newsom has been highlighting a series of budget investments he inked in the last few weeks.