Governor Gavin Newsom

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Governor Gavin Newsom issued the following statement on the Supreme Court’s ruling on West Virginia v. Environmental Protection Agency: “The Supreme Court sided with the fossil fuel industry, kneecapping the federal government’s basic ability to tackle climate change. Today’s ruling makes it even more imperative that California and other states …continue reading

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Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego), Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon (D-Lakewood) and Governor Gavin Newsom released the below statement following news reports detailing a preliminary U.S. Supreme Court majority draft opinion that would overturn Roe v. Wade and end federal constitutional protections for the right to abortion: …continue reading

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Governor Gavin Newsom met with Japanese Ambassador to the U.S. Koji Tomita to strengthen economic cooperation and investment between California and Japan, and build on previous engagement with a framework for how we can tackle climate change and accelerate the transition to clean transportation together. The signed Memorandum of Cooperation …continue reading

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Governor Gavin Newsom delivered his State of the State address before the California Legislature. Below is the text as prepared for delivery: State of the State Address California Governor Gavin Newsom March 8, 2022 On International Women’s Day, it’s great to say thank you, Madam Lieutenant Governor, for that introduction. …continue reading

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With declining case rates and hospitalizations across the West, California, Oregon and Washington are moving together to update their masking guidance. After 11:59 p.m. on March 11, California, Oregon and Washington will adopt new indoor mask policies and move from mask requirements to mask recommendations in schools. State policies do …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 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