Governor Gavin Newsom

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Governor Gavin Newsom announced new booster requirements and testing measures to better protect all Californians as the Omicron variant becomes the dominant COVID-19 strain in the nation. The COVID-19 booster requirement for health care workers will mitigate potential staffing shortages while helping to safeguard the state’s hospital capacity and protect …continue reading

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Rescue California is calling on Governor Gavin Newsom to immediately rescind his latest arbitrary and punitive mask mandate, which will further devastate many small businesses struggling to stay open and interfere with Californians from making responsible personal choices. On Dec. 13, 2021, Newsom announced a renewed mask mandate for all …continue reading

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Amid global disruptions to the goods movement supply chain, Governor Gavin Newsom signed an executive order directing state agencies to identify additional ways to alleviate congestion at California ports. The executive order builds on earlier efforts this year by the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) to ease …continue reading

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Governor Gavin Newsom issued the following statement today regarding the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s full approval of Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine for people 16 and up: “The FDA’s full approval further confirms that the Pfizer vaccine meets a rigorous, scientific standard for safety and efficacy, protecting against serious illness, hospitalization …continue reading

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Governor Gavin Newsom signed the higher education budget trailer bill implementing significant California Comeback Plan investments in college affordability and access – including expanded student financial aid, education and training grants for workers displaced by the pandemic, transfer pathways for community college students and college savings accounts for low-income and …continue reading

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At a health clinic in Fresno County, Governor Gavin Newsom signed legislation making California the first state in the nation to expand full-scope Medi-Cal eligibility to low-income adults 50 years of age or older, regardless of immigration status – a major milestone in the state’s progress toward universal health coverage. …continue reading

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Governor Gavin Newsom launched “Vax for the Win,” a new multi-faceted vaccine incentive program designed to motivate Californians to get their vaccination leading up to the state’s reopening on June 15. The incentives aim to give an extra nudge to those who still need to get vaccinated against COVID-19, especially …continue reading

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Former San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer – the leading candidate to recall Gavin Newsom – released the following statement on Newsom’s insufficient relief proposals for California: “Californians need permanent, real tax relief, not just one-time stimulus checks. Our state is unaffordable because of Gavin Newsom’s failed leadership, which has forced …continue reading

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Governor Gavin Newsom previewed his $100 billion California Comeback Plan – the biggest economic recovery package in California’s history – including unprecedented investments to address the state’s most persistent challenges, starting with nearly $12 billion in direct cash payments to Californians hit hardest by the pandemic. Chief among the new …continue reading