California Governor Gavin Newsom

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Governor Gavin Newsom signed an executive order to foster responsible innovation, bolster California’s innovation economy, and protect consumers. It aims to create a transparent regulatory and business environment for web3 companies which harmonizes federal and California approaches, balances the benefits and risks to consumers, and incorporates California values such as …continue reading

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Governor Gavin Newsom announced the appointment of Employment Development Department (EDD) Chief Deputy Director of External Affairs, Legislation and Policy Nancy Farias as Director of EDD, filling the role held by outgoing Director Rita Saenz since 2020. Director Saenz will continue to serve the Administration by resuming her role as …continue reading

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Building on previous actions to ensure gender and pay equity, Governor Gavin Newsom, First Partner Jennifer Siebel Newsom, and the California Department of Human Resources (CalHR) today announced the State of California has signed the California Equal Pay Pledge, an initiative the First Partner launched to close the gender pay …continue reading

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Governor Gavin Newsom signed legislation increasing transparency of skilled nursing home finances, providing more access for seniors to receive annual cognitive health assessments, and boosting access to video conferencing for people residing at residential care facilities for the elderly so they can connect with family, friends, and health care providers. …continue reading

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Governor Gavin Newsom issued a statement commending the Biden Administration’s announcement that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will continue to fully reimburse state and local governments for Project Roomkey costs through December 31, 2021. The nation-leading program has sheltered more than 42,000 people experiencing homelessness since the COVID-19 pandemic …continue reading

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Amid a major heat wave that is stressing energy grids in states across the western United States, Governor Gavin Newsom signed an emergency proclamation to free up additional energy capacity. In preparation for the extreme temperatures, California energy agencies are calling on individuals and businesses to “flex their power” by …continue reading

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Governor Gavin Newsom released the following statement today regarding the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s updated outdoor masking recommendations: “California has made incredible progress in controlling the spread of COVID-19, resulting in the lowest positivity rate in the country. And we have administered more than 28 million vaccine …continue reading

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California Governor Gavin Newsom and the Biden-Harris Administration announced the opening of the nation’s first community vaccination sites in Oakland and Los Angeles. These pilot sites at the Oakland-Alameda Coliseum and California State University, Los Angeles opened their gates at 9:00 a.m. this morning as part of the wider effort …continue reading

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The Center for American Liberty (@Liberty_Ctr) in conjunction with the Dhillon Law Group, Inc. (@DhillonLaw), on behalf of churches in San Bernardino County and Riverside County represented in Gish v. Newsom, filed an emergency application for a writ of injunction before the Honorable Elena Kagan at the United States Supreme …continue reading

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Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) sent a letter signed by senators of both parties to Governor Gavin Newsom last Friday evening asking him to “reclassify restaurants as essential businesses, and adopt the industry’s protocols that would allow restaurants to operate safely.” The text of the letter is attached below. Click …continue reading