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School Start Times And Smoking On Beaches: Gov. Newsom Makes Decisions On Final Round Of Legislation




California Gov. Gavin Newsom speaks during a news conference with California attorney General Xavier Becerra at the California State Capitol  on August 16, 2019 in Sacramento, California.
California Gov. Gavin Newsom speaks during a news conference with California attorney General Xavier Becerra at the California State Capitol on August 16, 2019 in Sacramento, California.
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California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed and vetoed the final round of bills on Sunday. 

He signed some bills that former Gov. Jerry Brown had previously vetoed, including a bill that pushes back the school start time at most public schools, making California the first in the nation to do so. Newsom also signed a bill that bans smoking on state beaches, banning traditional cigarettes as well as e-cigarettes. Other bills signed include one that gives childhood sexual assault victims more time to report and file charges, a bill that requires health insurance companies to cover costs of fertility procedures and legislation that requires public universities in the state to provide access to abortion pills. By signing some bills that his predecessor didn’t, Newsom has set himself apart from Brown. But in other ways, experts say he’s emulated Brown and even President Donald Trump. Today on AirTalk, we recap the latest on bills signed and vetoed by Newsom and take a look at his time in office.

Guests:

Dan Walters, long-time California politics observer with CALmatters, a nonprofit public interest publication

Sophia Bollag, political reporter with the Sacramento Bee; she tweets @SophiaBollag