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Joe Garofoli

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Recent articles by Joe:

Newsom wants to use California’s $46 billion surplus to combat homelessness, wildfires and other crises

Gov. Gavin Newsom proposed a budget Monday that would use California’s repeat surplus... → Read More

Forget the Boston Tea Party. Here comes the California Weed Tax Revolt

Frustrated at high taxes and regulations, top California cannabis company owners want a... → Read More

Outgoing Rep. Jackie Speier’s idea for how to fix Washington: mandatory retirement at 75

The retiring lawmaker offers a suggestion on the way out the door — plus which... → Read More

These Texas women got abortions from a California doctor after the states ban

An Oklahoma City clinic serving patients who’ve made the long drive from Texas offers... → Read More

How Republicans blew their opportunity to recall Gavin Newsom

California Republicans failed to tap into moderate voter concerns about homelessness, the... → Read More

California's recall election: Elder removes voting fraud claim from website

Republican Larry Elder, the leading candidate among rivals jockeying to replace Gavin... → Read More

A water pipeline to the Mississippi River? Democrat stirs up recall debate with unusual ideas

Kevin Paffrath, who has never held elective office, proposed to solve California’s water shortages by building a pipeline to the Mississippi River. He assured viewers that he had a plan to remove every homeless person from the streets within 60 days. And several times he described himself, without much elaboration, as a “JFK Democrat.” → Read More

Larry Elder is out of step with California on many issues

Given the structure of the gubernatorial recall, the conservative talk show host could... → Read More

Democrats worry fight against Newsom recall is too focused on TV, not enough in person

California Democrats have raised far more money in the battle over recalling Gov. Gavin... → Read More

Republicans in first California recall debate have to do more than bash Newsom

Four top California Republicans — not including talk radio host Larry Elder — will... → Read More

Newsom got an early date for the recall

Gov. Gavin Newsom’s Democratic supporter in the Legislature got what they wanted: An... → Read More

Democrats propose $215 million to pay for, speed up Newsom recall election

It will cost more than $215 million to hold a special election to recall Gov. Gavin... → Read More

How to make redistricting sexy? Tell people it's about claiming their power

The California Citizens Redistricting Commission is trying to involve as many... → Read More

Is wokeness killing Democrats? Here's what the new DNC chief says

Democratic National Committee chair Jamie Harrison’s challenge is how to make sure... → Read More

Trump's big lie is alive and well in California

A more subtle, insidious form of Donald Trump’s big lie about widespread election fraud... → Read More

Provocative GOP ad maker tries to transform Gavin Newsom rival John Cox into a 'beast'

John Cox has lost five times in running for office. But he is teaming up with one of the... → Read More

Will Nancy Pelosi call it quits? Here's one way to tell

Nancy Pelosi promised not to serve as House speaker beyond this term. Whether she sticks... → Read More

Recall redux: Porn star Mary Carey running for governor again in California

Adult film actress Mary Carey, who ran for governor in the 2003 recall campaign, says she... → Read More

Kamala Harris returning to Oakland for first time as vice president

The vice president is scheduled to talk about a range of topics during her stop in... → Read More

Is Kamala Harris speaking her mind when she's the last person in the room with Biden?

If Vice President Kamala Harris is saying the same things Sen. Kamala Harris said back... → Read More