What You Need to Know: Nov. 7

Good Morning North State! Here's what you need to know for November 7, 2018.

Posted: Nov 7, 2018 7:52 AM
Updated: Nov 7, 2018 8:27 AM

CA Lieutenant Governor Wins Gubernatorial Race
Democrat Gavin Newsom won the race to beat out Republican John Cox with over the majority vote. Newsom will be sworn in this January to succeed Gov. Jerry Brown. Eighty-year-old Brown is leaving office after serving as governor for a total of 16 years.

Proposition 6 Turned Down
Proposition 6, one of the most talked about California propositions has been turned down. That means that the gas tax on drivers will continue to fund statewide road projects and repairs.

Incumbent Congressman Doug LaMalfa Wins Re-election
Congressman Doug LaMalfa pulled out a win against Democratic challenger and political newcomer Audrey Denney, for the North State’s District 1 representative In the House of Representatives.

Anderson Man Accused of Murdering His Wife: SCSO
The Shasta County Sheriff’s Office has arrested a man they say murdered his wife in Anderson. Sixty-three-year-old Kenneth Vorreiter Jr. told deputies that he hurt his wife when they arrived at his home on Pine Street Tuesday night. Deputies found her dead inside their home on Pine Street. He is now behind bars.

Sit-and-Lie Ordinance Approved by Chico City Council
The Chico City Council voted in favor of reinstating the controversial sit-and-lie ordinance – that came under fire when some said it unfairly targeted homeless individuals. The ordinance prohibits the sitting or lying on sidewalks in commercial zones between the hours of 7 a.m. and 11 p.m.

PG&E May Turn off Power due to Safety Reasons
Pacific Gas and Electric Company may proactively turn off power for safety reasons starting Thursday. This is due to high fire danger in those areas. 

Democrats Gain Control of House
CBS News projects that Democrats will gain control of the U.S. House of Representatives. With their victory on Tuesday, Democrats will take over key committees that could launch investigations into the Trump White House. As well as provide checks on White House priorities like tax cuts and deregulation.

Senate Still Controlled by Republicans
CBS News projects Republicans have retained control of the Senate, flipping seats currently held by Democrats. The night’s big winners included Mike Braun of Indiana, Kevin Cramer of North Dakota and Josh Hawley of Missouri. President Trump tweeted it was a tremendous success.

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