By Andrew Sheeler From The Sacramento Bee SACRAMENTO, Calif.—California Gov. Gavin Newsom last week vetoed legislation that would have required the California Department of Human Resources to develop employee “upward mobility goals” that would factor in race, gender, sexual orientation, veteran status, and physical and mental disabilities. Assembly Bill 105, authored by Assemblyman Chris Holden, D-Pasadena, was intended to give women and minority state job candidates a better opportunity to navigate the state’s civil service system. The bill also would have required that state boards and commissions have at least one board member or commissioner from an underrepresented community. In his veto letter, the Democratic governor acknowledged that the goals of the legislation were “laudable,” but that “elements of the bill conflict with existing constitutional requirements, labor agreements, and current data collection efforts. Therefore, it may have unintended consequences that warrant further consideration.” One of the constitutional requirements that may …


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