Photo: Mark Wilson/Getty Images

The California Senate voted to pass a bill on Thursday that would require presidential candidates to publicly share their tax returns from the past 5 years to appear on the primary ballots, the AP reports.

The big picture: This is part of a growing trend around the country where states are trying to pass similar bills to prevent President Trump from appearing on the 2020 ballot. Such proposals are also a response to Trump's refusal to release his tax returns.

The backdrop: California previously tried to pass a similar bill in 2017, but it was vetoed by Gov. Jerry Brown in 2007, concerned it could be considered unconstitutional, the AP reports. The state's current Gov. Gavin Newsom has recently called himself a "positive alternative," to Trump. His office, however, did not commit to signing this most recent bill. Illinois's state senate also passed a similar bill in April 2019. Already, many 2020 Democratic candidates have released their most recent returns.

Go deeper: Tax return bills could kick Trump off the ballot in some blue states

Go deeper

Updated 4 mins ago - Politics & Policy

Former Trump campaign manager Brad Parscale hospitalized

Brad Parscale, the former campaign manager for President Trump's re-election campaign, at Drake University in January in Des Moines, Iowa. Photo: Tom Brenner/Getty Images

Police attended a home owned by former Trump campaign manager Brad Parscale in Fort Lauderdale Sunday after his wife called to say he "had guns and was threatening to harm himself," officers confirmed to the Sun Sentinel.

Details: Fort Lauderdale Police Sgt. DeAnna Greenlaw told Axios officers responded to a report of "an armed male attempting suicide" just before 4 p.m. local time.

Updated 1 hour ago - Science

California wine country wildfire prompts evacuations

The scene of the Glass Fire in St. Helena, in Napa County, California, on Sunday. Photo: Josh Edelson/AFP via Getty Images

Firefighters in the western U.S. were facing "critical fire weather conditions," as a rapidly spreading new wildfire in Northern California prompted fresh evacuations Sunday.

Why it matters: Wildfires have burned a record 3.6 million acres in California this year, killing 26 people and razing over 7,600 structures, per Cal Fire. Utility provider Pacific Gas & Electric cut power to 11,000 customers early Sunday and planned outages for 54,000 others later in the day because of fire risks.

Dan Primack, author of Pro Rata
2 hours ago - Politics & Policy

Judge temporarily blocks Trump's TikTok ban

Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios

A federal court judge on Sunday granted TikTok's request for a temporary restraining order against a ban by the Trump administration.

Why it matters: Americans will be able to continue downloading one of the country's most popular social media and entertainment apps — at least for now.