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A Look at Governor Newsom’s 2021-22 State Budget Proposal
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A Look at Governor Newsom’s 2021-22 State Budget Proposal

Governor Gavin Newsom on Friday submitted his 2021-22 State Budget proposal to the Legislature — a $227.2 billion spending plan with a $15 billion surplus. Last summer, state leaders feared a $54.3 billion shortfall because of a pandemic-induced recession. Estimates, however, could not foresee a surging stock market that bolstered the wealthiest residents of the…

Newsom Proposes $600 Cash Payments for Low-Income Californians
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Newsom Proposes $600 Cash Payments for Low-Income Californians

Calls for extension of eviction moratorium  As millions of Californians struggle to make ends meet as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, Governor Gavin Newsom on Wednesday proposed giving low-income Californians a $600 stimulus and called to extend the state’s eviction moratorium. The Golden State Stimulus would provide a $600 rapid cash support directly to…

Newsom Says California Will Review F.D.A.-Approved COVID-19 Vaccine for Safety Before Distributing to the Public
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Newsom Says California Will Review F.D.A.-Approved COVID-19 Vaccine for Safety Before Distributing to the Public

While there is no proven vaccine for COVID-19 yet, a group of scientists will review any vaccine that receives federal approval and verify its safety, before California makes a vaccine available to the public, Governor Gavin Newsom announced Monday. A group of California physicians and scientists with expertise in immunization and public health have been named…

Newsom Signs Executive Order to Phase Out Gas-Powered Cars by 2035
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Newsom Signs Executive Order to Phase Out Gas-Powered Cars by 2035

Transportation currently accounts for more than 50% of state’s greenhouse gas emissions    Governor Gavin Newsom announced Wednesday that he issued an executive order requiring sales of all new passenger vehicles to be zero-emission by 2035 and expressed support for ending fracking — the process of drilling into the earth and injecting water at high pressure at rocks…

Newsom Signs Bill Clearing Path for Ex-Inmates to Become Firefighters
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Newsom Signs Bill Clearing Path for Ex-Inmates to Become Firefighters

At the site of the North Complex Fire Friday, Governor Gavin Newsom signed AB 2147, a bill that eliminates barriers that prevent former inmate fire crews from pursuing a career as a firefighter once they serve their time. Authored by Assemblymember Eloise Gomez Reyes, the bill allows nonviolent offenders who have fought fires as members…

Newsom Unveils New Color-Coded COVID-19 Reopening Guide
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Newsom Unveils New Color-Coded COVID-19 Reopening Guide

Friday afternoon, Governor Gavin Newsom outlined a new color-coded, four-tiered framework for California counties to reopen different economic sectors. “We wanted to make adjustments based upon the input we received from county health officers, input we received from experts, our own experience here in the state of California, to adjust the frameworks from the old…

California Secures Federal Disaster Declaration in Response to Wildfires
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California Secures Federal Disaster Declaration in Response to Wildfires

Governor Gavin Newsom announced Saturday that the White House had approved California’s request for a Presidential Major Disaster Declaration to bolster the state’s emergency response to wildfires burning in Northern California and support impacted residents in Lake, Napa, San Mateo, Santa Cruz, Solano, Sonoma and Yolo counties. “Thank you to the president for your partnership and granting…

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