Gavin Newsom

California Dems’ Private Prison Conundrum

Abolishing private prisons could undermine efforts to reduce unconstitutional overcrowding

Inmates sits in housing block at San Quentin State PrisonAs California moves forward with a plan to phase out private prisons in 8 years, state Democrats have no plan for how to deal with the 1,600 inmates housed in such facilities.

Waters Campaign Pays $30K More to Daughter, Ignores Other Debts

Maxine Waters chips away at debt owed to daughter as other obligations sat for years

Rep. Maxine Waters (D., Calif.) continues to push tens of thousands of dollars in campaign payments to her daughter for accrued debt even as much smaller campaign debts have remained untouched, Federal Election Commission filings show.