Gov. Gavin Newsom last week unveiled a record $227 billion state budget proposal to the California Legislature, a dramatic shift away from fears that the state would head off a financial cliff amid a surging pandemic; we navigate the new budget proposal, including where environmental spending stands as a new Legislative session begins. The Governor’s budget follows Secretary of State Alex Padilla's appointment, who will make history this month as the first Latino from California to serve in the U.S. Senate. Senator Designate Padilla joins the show with thoughts on the current state of California, his appointment, and more.
- CapRadio Politics Reporter and California State of Mind podcast co-host Nicole Nixon navigates the new state budget proposal as the new Legislative session begins
- CapRadio Environment Reporter Ezra David Romero checks-in on environmental spending as it pertains to the state budget proposal
- U.S. Senator Designate for California and Secretary of State Alex Padilla discusses the current state of California, his plans for 2021 and appointment as the state’s newest Senator, and more
- POLITICO California Playbook co-writer Jeremy B. White with analysis of U.S. Senator Designate Alex Padilla’s interview and his historic appointment