In summary

California’s savings on smoking bans, Gavin Newsom’s audacious goals, a new PPIC poll, Wicks vs. Beckles in the East Bay, how gerrymandering could return.

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Dan Morain joined CalMatters in March 2018. He is the former editorial page editor of The Sacramento Bee. Morain also spent 27 years at The Los Angeles Times, and has covered the Capitol since 1992.