Newsom has yet to release details on gas price gouging penalty days before special session

Less than 72 hours before California lawmakers return to Sacramento, Gov. Gavin Newsom as of Friday night had yet to disclose the details of his proposed gas price gouging penalty at the center of a special legislative session he has called. In response to spiking gas prices in early October, Newsom originally announced he would call lawmakers back to the state capitol on the same day as the organizational session, Dec. 5. This is historically a ceremonial day, when lawmakers are sworn-in in front of friends and family, and each house sets the rules and leadership for the year.