First Partner Jennifer Siebel Newsom urges gender pay equity on the east steps of the state Capitol on April 1, 2019. Lt. Gov. Eleni Kounalakis is to her left. Labor Secretary Julie Su and Sen. Hannah-Beth Jackson, D-Santa Barbara, are to her right.

In summary

Kamala Harris returns to friendly turf, Jennifer Siebel Newsom pushes for gender pay equity, hospital visits by the homeless surge

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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.