Newsom admin under fire for COVID policies

FILE – In this June 20, 2018 file photo, inmates pass a correctional officer as they leave an exercise yard at the California Medical Facility in Vacaville, Calif. Despite the state allocating nearly $10 million a year to improve its handling of inmates’ allegations of staff misconduct, California’s inspector general said Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2021, that the corrections department’s “process remains broken” and is neither independent nor fair. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)

(CALMATTERS) – Gov. Gavin Newsom and his administration on Tuesday appealed a federal judge’s recent order mandating COVID-19 vaccinations for state prison employees — a move that came less than two weeks after Newsom announced a student vaccine requirement. “The hypocrisy is so glaring,” tweeted student advocacy group OpenSchoolsCA, noting that the state’s prison guard union donated a whopping $1.75 million to help Newsom defeat the Sept. 14 recall election. In a scathing Wednesday column, the Mercury News and East Bay Times editorial boards

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