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California Gov. Gavin Newsom. Photo: Sarah Reingewirtz/MediaNews Group/Los Angeles Daily News via Getty Images

California Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Saturday that he would push for a new law modeled after Texas' anti-abortion law to tackle gun control in his state.

The big picture: The Democratic governor said he directed his staff to work with the legislature and the state's attorney general to work on a bill that would allow private citizens to sue for up to $10,000 “anyone who manufactures, distributes or sells an assault weapon or ghost gun kit or parts in the State of California.”

  • "If the most efficient way to keep these devastating weapons off our streets is to add the threat of private lawsuits, we should do just that," Newsom said.

The backdrop: Newsom's remarks come on the heels of a U.S. Supreme Court decision to allow the six-week abortion ban in Texas to remain in place as lawsuits are heard over it. The law enforces a six-week ban on abortions by allowing private citizens to sue other citizens who provide or facilitate them.

  • “I am outraged by yesterday’s U.S. Supreme Court decision allowing Texas’ ban on most abortion services to remain in place, and largely endorsing Texas’ scheme to insulate its law from the fundamental protections of Roe v. Wade," Newsom wrote.
  • Newsom said that while Texas shielded their laws from review by the federal courts to "put women in harm's way," California would employ those legal tactics to "protect people's lives."

Go deeper: What abortion access would look like if Roe v. Wade is overturned

Go deeper

John Frank, author of Denver
Jan 12, 2022 - Axios Denver

Top issues to watch at Colorado Capitol: Abortion, spending and air quality

Illustration: Brendan Lynch/Axios

Expect Colorado lawmakers to file hundreds of bills this session and for hundreds to win approval.

For the record: Most will have limited impact, but a handful of major issues will face fierce debate.

Why 401(k) rollovers are so annoying

Illustration: Aïda Amer/Axios

If you happened to change jobs recently, you may have tried to transfer your retirement account from your former employer into an Individual Retirement Account or your new employer's 401(k) plan. If so, you probably encountered a bureaucratic gantlet — and you're not alone.

Why it matters: Kludgey processes around retirement account transfers result in people losing track of their funds, giving up important tax advantages, or otherwise disadvantaging themselves and being less prepared for retirement.

The hard math behind America's labor shortage

Data: Bureau of Labor Statistics, Congressional Budget Office; Chart: Axios Visuals

Yes, the pandemic has created unusual temporary labor market dynamics. But in the bigger picture, the 2010s were a golden age for companies seeking cheap labor. The 2020s are not.

The big picture: In the 2010s, the massive millennial generation was entering the workforce, the massive baby bo0m generation was still hard at work, and there was a multi-year hangover from the deep recession caused by the global financial crisis.