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Primary Elections: Let's review the California treasurer and attorney general candidates

Producer host Julia Dudley Najieb reviews the California candidates, their key platform issues and fundraising amounts thus far

By ONME Newswire


News Too Real April 15, 2022: In episode 15 of season 4, producer host Julia Dudley Najieb reviews the top 2022 California treasurer and attorney general candidates; The ONME Podcast Network sifted through the most probable candidates by evaluating their campaign support and grass-root effort support.

State-office candidates who were able to raise 30K or more made it to the initial list of candidates for ONME's viewing audience, (see lists below.)

Here is a list of all the candidates running in the 2022 June 7 Primary.

CALIFORNIA STATE TREASURER

•As the state’s banker, manages the state’s investments, and administers the sale of state bonds and notes.

•Serves on several commissions, most of which are related to the marketing of bonds.

•Pays out state funds when spent by the Controller and other state agencies.

Here are the 2022 California state treasurer candidates


  1. ·($1.33M+) Fiona Ma, Democratic (Incumbent)

  2. ·($129K+) Andrew Do, Republican

  3. ·($7K) Jack M. Guerrero, Republican

  4. ·Meghann Adams, Peace and Freedom



CALIFORNIA STATE ATTORNEY GENERAL

•As the state’s chief law officer, ensures that state laws are enforced and investigates fraudulent or illegal activities.

•Heads the Department of Justice, which provides state government legal services and represents the state in civil and criminal court cases.

•Oversees law enforcement agencies, including county district attorneys and sheriffs.


Here are the 2022 California state attorney general candidates:



  1. ·($3.9M+) Rob Bonta, Democratic (Incumbent)

  2. ·($1.47M+) Nathan Hochman, Republican

  3. ·($1.45M+) Anne Marie Schubert, No Party Preference

  4. ·($202K+) Eric Early, Republican

  5. ·($30K+) Dan Kapelovitz, Green


News Headlines Featured 4-15-22

World

A slow-moving weather system unleashed nearly 2 feet of rain across portions of South Africa from Saturday to Tuesday which prompted devastating flash floods, mudslides and landslides that have left nearly 400 people dead.


The typically bustling port city of Durban in the KwaZulu-Natal province was brought to a standstill due to flooding as images showed shipping containers strewn about by the force of the water and others stacked on top of each other.


"The Province of KwaZulu-Natal experienced what is one of the worst weather storms in the history of our country. The heavy rainfall that has descended on our land over the past few days, has wreaked untold havoc and unleashed massive damage to lives and infrastructure," a statement released by the local government said, adding that more than 240 schools were impacted by the flooding.

The excessive rainfall caused huge chunks of earth to give way, sending mounds of mud, trees and other debris descending into vulnerable communities.

Communication throughout the region has been severely impacted during this critical time of search and recovery, with more than 900 cell phone towers down, BBC News reported.



National

Tax Day: IRS reminds last-minute filers of tax deadline


The Internal Revenue Service is reminding taxpayers the deadline to file and pay tax owed for most individual income tax returns is Monday, April 18. The agency wants last-minute filers to know tax help is available to file a tax return, request an extension or make a payment, 24 hours a day on IRS.gov.



California

Fresno considered itself a success story in the fight against homelessness. By 2019, things had changed drastically.

Fresno, the state’s fifth-largest city and one of its most affordable, saw a substantial rise; the number of unhoused people climbed from 1,486 individuals in 2019 to an estimated 4,239 in 2021, according to city data that both officials and advocates acknowledge is likely an undercount.


Local officials had once considered Fresno a success story – by its own count the city managed to reduce homelessness by nearly 60% between 2011 and 2017, the largest decrease anywhere on the west coast – but numbers started climbing again even before the pandemic. In 2019, Fresno had a higher rate of people living on the streets than any other major city in the US.


Now as rents continue to rise, pushing Fresno’s poorest residents into substandard housing or forcing them to leave the area entirely, homelessness in the city has reached unprecedented levels. Officials have said they’re doing everything they can to find solutions, using state and federal funds to expand housing options, but advocates question the city’s approach and argue that Fresno’s leaders are failing to enact policies that will prevent the crisis from worsening.

 

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