In summary

Steyer gets a GOP name check. High anxiety over Newsom’s weed license backlog. A tax even a CA Republican could love. High-speed make-nice. A judicial slap.

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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.