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SHEFFIELD: Gavin Newsom May Have Won The Recall, But That Doesn’t Change The Fact That He Has Been A Failure For California

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Democratic California Gov. Gavin Newsom escaped with his political head by a healthy margin following Tuesday’s recall election, but his failed legacy remains.

Californians will likely continue moving to freer states unless Newsom changes course. The state Department of Finance reported California’s population declined by 182,083 people in 2020 — the first time a population drop occurred since 1900, when the department began collecting these estimates.

The U.S. Census Bureau found the state’s population grew between 2010 and 2020, but at a slower rate than the rest of the country. So for the first time ever, the Golden State is losing a congressional seat.

This should come as no surprise: terrible labor, energy, public safety and sanitation, housing, fire prevention, education, and a host of other policies spurred more than 1.7 million Californians to sign the recall petition and 3.3 million Californians to vote to remove Newsom from office.

Take AB5, the controversial independent contractor law signed by Newsom in September 2019 that keeps many Californians from working. Directed at gig-economy giants like Uber, Lyft and Doordash, AB5 was meant to protect independent and........

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