Bill to re-hire laid off workers heads to Gov. Newsom’s desk

Now that Gov. Gavin Newsom is letting more businesses reopen as coronavirus cases decline, the California Legislature on Thursday passed a bill requiring some hotels, stadiums other hospitality companies to offer laid-off workers their jobs back.

Newsom: J&J vaccine pause won’t affect California reopening

State officials directed counties and other providers on Tuesday to halt use of the vaccine per federal recommendation. But Gov. Gavin Newsom said he does not expect the halt to “materially impact our ability to fulfill our expectations

The Issue Is: Dr. Anthony Fauci, Carla Marinucci, John Myers

This week, Elex caught up with Dr. Anthony Fauci to discuss vaccine passports and the future of masking. Politico's Carla Marinucci and LA Times' John Myers also stopped by to discuss the effort to recall Gov. Newsom and VP Kamala Harris' return to Oakland.

California could get $150B from federal virus relief bill

The massive COVID-19 relief bill Congress approved Wednesday will pump more than $150 billion into California’s economy, Gov. Gavin Newsom’s administration said Wednesday, including a $26 billion windfall for the state’s already burgeoning budget surplus.