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Gavin Newsom and House Republicans find common cause on homelessness

Posted on AllSides April 22nd, 2024
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Damian Dovarganes/AP

Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom and GOP Rep. Darrell Issa are on the same side of a political fight.

All it took to bring them together was a homelessness crisis.

On Monday the Supreme Court is taking up a case with monumental consequences for how cities in California and other states address encampments. At issue is whether local governments can remove encampments if there isn’t more permanent shelter available for homeless people.

Tents pitched in parks, under freeways and across sidewalks have become painfully ubiquitous symbols of a problem that has...

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