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Calif. Gov. Newsom announces historic land return effort on 5th anniversary of California apology to Native Americans

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /CALIFORNIA NEWSWIRE/ -- Today, on the 5th anniversary of the state’s apology to California Native American peoples, Calif. Governor Gavin Newsom announced the state’s support for the return of over 2,800 acres of ancestral land to the Shasta Indian Nation. This return is one of the largest in state history and part of the state’s ongoing efforts to right the historical wrongs committed against the Native communities of California.
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Calif. Governor Newsom announced appointments for June 7, 2024 including to District Agricultural Associations

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /CALIFORNIA NEWSWIRE/ -- This past week, on June 7, 2024, California Governor Gavin Newsom today announced the following appointments: First, Jeremy Kirk, of Hidden Valley Lake, has been Appointed Deputy Administrator of the Veterans Home of California, Yountville.
California Accelerates Effort to Transform Mental Health System for All

California Accelerates Effort to Transform Mental Health System for All, with Urgent Focus on the Seriously Ill and Homeless

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. /CALIFORNIA NEWSWIRE/ – On Tuesday (May 14), while visiting a behavioral health treatment center under ongoing expansion in San Mateo County, Governor Newsom announced the state is accelerating – in record time – the first round of funding, made available by Prop 1, to boost California’s ongoing transformation of the statewide Behavioral Health system.
Governor Newsom and Sweden’s Minister for International Development Cooperation and Foreign Trade Johan Forssell signed the historic LOC at the Stanford Mansion in Sacramento

Calif. Gov. Newsom Welcomes Swedish Delegation and Signs Climate Partnership with Sweden

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- On Tuesday (Feb. 20), Calif. Governor Gavin Newsom and First Partner Jennifer Siebel Newsom welcomed Their Royal Highnesses the Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel of Sweden as they continue their four-day official visit to California. During the visit, California and Sweden signed a Letter of Cooperation (LOC), renewing a climate partnership between the two economies established in 2017.
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Calif. Gov. Newsom Announces Appointments for 2.20.24 including to Peace Officer Standards Accountability Advisory Board

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/-- On Tuesday, Calif. Governor Gavin Newsom today announced the following appointments: First, Glynnis Vaughan, of Sacramento, has been appointed Deputy Director of Public Affairs at the California Department of Cannabis Control. Vaughan has been Director of Partnerships & Engagement at Alacrity Canada since 2023.
Newsom Announces World-Leading Science & Technology Research Center

Calif. Gov. Newsom Announces World-Leading Science & Technology Research Center in L.A. for 2024

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- On Wednesday, Jan. 3, Calif. Governor Gavin Newsom, joined by University of California (UC) President Michael Drake, UCLA Chancellor Gene Block, representatives of Google, elected officials, and academic, business, and health care leaders announced the state has acquired the former Westside Pavilion shopping mall in Los Angeles. The site — which UCLA will transform into the UCLA Research Park — will bring together academics and industry partners from around the world to lead scientific and technology projects that will benefit California, the United States, and the world.
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Calif. Gov. Newsom Announces Appointments for Jan. 2, 2024, including to Student Aid Commission

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- On Tuesday, Jan. 2, Calif. Governor Gavin Newsom announced the following appointments, including to Office of the State Public Defender, the California Student Aid Commission, the Commission on Disability Access, and to the California Exposition and State Fair Board of Directors.
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New California Laws in Effect as of Jan. 1, 2024, including Landmark Reproductive Rights Legislation

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- In partnership with the Legislature, Caliofrnia Governor Gavin Newsom this year signed landmark legislation to support the reproductive rights of Californians, increase affordable housing, hold Big Oil accountable, and protect the safety, health, and well-being of all Californians. New laws impact reproductive rights, the opioid crisis, and mental health crisis.
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Calif. Governor Newsom Issues Legislative Update 7.21.23 for Signed and Vetoed Bills

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /CALIFORNIA NEWSWIRE/ -- On Friday, Calif. Governor Gavin Newsom announced that he has signed the following bills: First, AB 72 by Assemblymember Tasha Boerner (D-Encinitas) – Coastal resources: research: landslides and erosion: early warning system.
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Calif. Gov. Newsom and AG Bonta Demand Answers from Temecula School Board regarding rejection of Social Studies Alive

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /CALIFORNIA NEWSWIRE/ -- This week (on June 7, Wed.), Calif. Governor Gavin Newsom and California Attorney General Rob Bonta issued a joint statement urging the Temecula Valley Unified School District Board of Education (Board) to provide information regarding its process and decision-making related to the Board’s decision to reject the Social Studies Alive program for grades 1 through 5 on May 16, 2023.
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During National Gun Violence Awareness Month 2023, Calif. Gov. Newsom Launches GunSafety.ca.gov

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /CALIFORNIA NEWSWIRE/ -- Calif. Governor Gavin Newsom today announced the launch of GunSafety.ca.gov, a website that provides critical information on how Californians can use Gun Violence Restraining Orders to help protect their loved ones, as well as the state’s new law allowing victims of gun violence to sue those spreading illegal weapons. The new website – one of the most comprehensive state gun safety websites in the nation – also features multilingual resources to help Californians prepare for, prevent, respond to, and recover from gun violence.
Governor Newsom presents revised budget plan in Sacramento

Calif. Gov. Newsom Releases Balanced Revised Budget Plan for 2023-24: Proposal closes a $32B shortfall while protecting key investments in education,...

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Today, Calif. Governor Gavin Newsom released his May Revision proposal, a balanced budget plan that maintains critical investments to address our biggest challenges while preparing for continued economic uncertainty due to global economic issues. The Governor’s budget closes a projected $32 billion budget shortfall while protecting key investments in the issues that matter most to Californians, including education, health care, housing and homelessness, public safety, and climate action.
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Calif. Gov. Newsom Announces Awards of More Than $825M to Build Affordable Housing Through Accelerated Approval Process

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /CALIFORNIA NEWSWIRE/ -- To continue expanding the state’s affordable housing stock and increase capacity for additional climate-smart infill housing, California Governor Gavin Newsom today announced the first funding awards under a new streamlined application process aimed at accelerating the development of new projects while saving time and money at the local level.
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Calif. Governor Newsom Appoints Nancy Ward Cal OES Director

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- This past week (Dec. 31, 2022), Calif. Governor Gavin Newsom announced the appointment of Nancy Ward as Director of the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES), the first woman to hold the position. Ward has served in several positions at Cal OES since 2014 and brings decades of distinguished leadership in emergency management, including at the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
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Calif. and West Coast States Launch New Multi-State Commitment to Reproductive Freedom, Standing United on Protecting Abortion Access

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ Today,  the governors of California, Oregon and Washington today issued a Multi-State Commitment to defend access to reproductive health care, including abortion and contraceptives, and committed to protecting patients and doctors against efforts by other states to export their abortion bans to our states.
Governor and First Partner join members of the LGBTQ Caucus at the Governor’s Mansion for 20th anniversary Pride celebration

Calif. Gov. Newsom and LGBTQ Caucus Lift Up California’s Fight for Equality and Leadership on LGBTQ Rights

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Calif. Governor Gavin Newsom and First Partner Jennifer Siebel Newsom on Thursday (June 23) joined members of the California Legislative LGBTQ Caucus at the historic Governor’s Mansion for the Caucus’s 20th anniversary Pride celebration and to highlight California’s leadership on LGBTQ rights.
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Calif. Gov Newsom Signs Blockchain Executive Order to Spur Responsible Web3 Innovation, Grow Jobs, and Protect Consumers

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /CALIFORNIA NEWSWIRE/ -- Today, Calif. 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 equity, inclusivity, and environmental protection. 
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Calif. Gov. Newsom Announces $136.6M in Awards for 10 New Homekey Projects in the State

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Governor Gavin Newsom on Wednesday (March 30) announced $136.6 million in awards for 10 new Homekey projects located across the state. When fully operational, the projects will provide 488 housing units for people experiencing, or at risk of experiencing, homelessness.
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Calif. Gov. Newsom Announces Appointments for March 8, 2022 including to Office of Emergency Services

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- On Tuesday, Calif. Governor Gavin Newsom announced the following appointments: First, Raymond C. Hitchcock, 51, of Carmichael, has been appointed Executive Secretary at the California Native American Heritage Commission.
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CA Gov. Newsom Releases California Blueprint to Take on the State’s Greatest Threats in 2022 and Build on Historic Progress

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Calif. Governor Gavin Newsom on Monday unveiled his 2022-23 state budget proposal – the California Blueprint, a bold plan building on the state’s ongoing work to confront California’s greatest existential threats, bolster our strong economic growth and make historic investments in California’s future.
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CA Gov. Newsom Issues Emergency Proclamation to Support Recovery from California’s Winter Storms

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Calif. Governor Gavin Newsom has issued a proclamation adding Trinity County to the state of emergency proclaimed last week to assist several California counties across the state impacted by recent winter storms.
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CA Gov. Newsom Signs Executive Order to Prevent Price Gouging on At-Home COVID Tests in California

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- As part of the state’s ongoing efforts to protect Californians amid the national surge in COVID-19 cases driven by the Omicron variant, Calif. Governor Gavin Newsom has signed an executive order establishing consumer protections against price gouging on at-home test kits.
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CA Gov. Newsom Announces New $2.7B COVID-19 Emergency Response Package for California

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Over the weekend, on Saturday, Jan. 8, Calif. Governor Newsom’s Administration unveiled a proposed $2.7 billion COVID-19 Emergency Response Package – including a $1.4 billion emergency appropriation request – to bolster testing capacity, accelerate vaccination and booster efforts, support frontline workers, strengthen the health care system and battle misinformation.
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Calif. Gov. Newsom Announces Appointments for Nov. 12, 2021 including to California Student Aid Commission

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- On November 12, 2021, California Governor Gavin Newsom announced the following appointments: First, Jessica Lynne Holmes, 39, of Roseville, has been appointed Chief Deputy Executive Director at the State Board of Education. Holmes has been Assistant Program Budget Manager at the California Department of Finance since 2018 and served as a Principal Program Budget Analyst and Finance Budget Analyst there from 2013 to 2018.
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California Implements First-in-the-Nation Measure to Encourage School Staff to Get Vaccinated

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- On Wednesday, in order to best protect students and staff as California starts the school year fully in-person, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) issued a new public health order requiring all school staff to either show proof of full vaccination or be tested at least once per week.
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CA Gov. Newsom Announces Appointments for July 13, 2021 including to Department of Cannabis Control

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Today, Calif. Governor Gavin Newsom announced the following appointments: First, Nicole Elliott, 36, of Sacramento, has been appointed Director of the California Department of Cannabis Control. Elliott has been the Governor’s Senior Advisor on Cannabis at the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development since 2019.
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CA Gov. Newsom Signs $100B California Comeback Plan SB 129 to Accelerate State’s Recovery and Address Ongoing Challenges

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- This week, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed SB 129, legislation that reflects the majority of the 2021-22 state budget agreement. This transformative budget includes the biggest economic recovery package in California’s history – a $100 billion California Comeback Plan.
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Calif. Gov. Newsom Proposes 2021-22 California State Budget

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Calif. Governor Gavin Newsom today submitted his 2021-22 State Budget proposal to the Legislature – a $227.2 billion fiscal blueprint that provides funding for immediate COVID-19 response and relief efforts where Californians need it most while making investments for an equitable, inclusive and broad-based economic recovery.
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Calif. Gov. Newsom Announces Appointments for Dec. 2, 2020 including Dept. of Social Services

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- On Wednesday, Calif. Governor Gavin Newsom announced the following appointments: First, Joseph W. McCullough, 45, of Wilton, has been appointed Chief Deputy Director at the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control, where he has served as Division Chief since 2019.
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On California Climate Action Day, CA Gov. Newsom Launches Nation’s First Statewide Climate Corps

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- On Thursday (Sept. 24), Calif. Governor Gavin Newsom announced the launch of California Climate Action Corps, the country’s first statewide corps of its kind with the mission of empowering Californians to take meaningful action to protect their homes, health and communities against the harshest impacts of climate change.
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Leading on Climate Change Again, CA Gov. Newsom Announces Plan to Phase Out Gas-Powered Cars, Drastically Reduce Demand for Fossil Fuels

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- This week, Calif. Governor Gavin Newsom announced that he will aggressively move the state further away from its reliance on climate change-causing fossil fuels while retaining and creating jobs and spurring economic growth – he issued an executive order requiring sales of all new passenger vehicles to be zero-emission by 2035 and additional measures to eliminate harmful emissions from the transportation sector.
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Calif. Gov. Newsom Outlines Six Critical Indicators the State will Consider Before Modifying Stay-at-Home Order and Other Interventions

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Today, Calif. Governor Gavin Newsom unveiled six key indicators that will guide California’s thinking for when and how to modify the stay-at-home and other orders during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Calif. Gov. Newsom Issues New Executive Order Enhancing Government’s Ability to Respond to COVID-19 Pandemic

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Today, Calif. Governor Gavin Newsom issued a new executive order further enhancing California’s ability to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. Among many initiatives, it readies the state to commandeer property for temporary residences and medical facilities for quarantining, isolating or treating individuals.
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Calif. Public Health Experts: Mass Gatherings Should be Postponed Statewide to Slow Spread of COVID-19

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Calif. Governor Gavin Newsom announced on Wednesday that California public health officials this evening issued an updated policy on gatherings to protect public health and slow the spread of COVID-19.
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Calif. Gov. Newsom Announces Appointments for March 10 and 11, 2020 including Department of Developmental Services

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- This week, Governor Gavin Newsom announced the following appointments: First, Nancy Bargmann, 58, of Long Beach, has been reappointed director of the California Department of Developmental Services, where she has served as director since 2016.
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Calif. Gov. Newsom Declares State of Emergency to Help State Prepare for Broader Spread of COVID-19

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- As part of the state’s response to address the global COVID-19 outbreak, Governor Gavin Newsom today declared a State of Emergency to make additional resources available, formalize emergency actions already underway across multiple state agencies and departments, and help the state prepare for broader spread of COVID-19.
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Calif. Governor Newsom Proposes 2020-21 State Budget

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Today, Calif. Governor Gavin Newsom submitted his 2020-21 State Budget proposal to the Legislature, which makes responsible investments in the state’s economic future while tackling head-on persistent challenges facing the state.
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Calif. Gov. Newsom Previews $1B Budget Proposal to Jump-Start New California Homeless Fund

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- As a national homelessness crisis spreads across the West Coast and cities across the country, Governor Gavin Newsom is continuing his Administration’s comprehensive response to the crisis through a combination of new accountability measures, unprecedented proposed new resources, and an executive order to significantly reduce and prevent street homelessness, connect people to services and build housing faster.
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Calif. Gov. Newsom Announces Appointments for 1.7.20 including to the California Naturopathic Medicine Committee

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- On Tuesday, Calif. Governor Gavin Newsom announced the following appointments for January 7, 2020: First, Mary McComb, 62, of Davis, has been reappointed state public defender in the Office of the State Public Defender, where she has served as state public defender since 2016.
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Calif. Gov. Newsom Issues Proclamation Declaring November as Native American Heritage Month

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Today, Calif. Governor Gavin Newsom today issued a proclamation declaring November 2019 as “Native American Heritage Month” in the State of California.
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Calif. Gov. Gavin Newsom Signs Nation’s Strongest Statewide Renter Protection Legislation

OAKLAND, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Today, surrounded by dozens of legislative leaders, working families and rent advocates in the East Bay, Governor Gavin Newsom signed into law today a series of bills to fight a key cause of our state’s housing crisis – rent gouging and evictions.
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Calif. Gov. Newsom Announces Appointments for Oct. 8, 2019 including to Department of Consumer Affairs

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Today, Calif. Governor Gavin Newsom announced the following appointments: First, Kimberly Kirchmeyer, 50, of Sacramento, has been appointed director of the California Department of Consumer Affairs. Kirchmeyer has been executive director of the Medical Board of California since 2013, where she was deputy director from 2011 to 2013.
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Calif. Gov. Newsom Announces Appointments for Sept. 10, 2019 including to the California African American Museum

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/-- On Tuesday, Calif. Governor Gavin Newsom announced the following appointments: First, Yumi Sera, 60, of Elk Grove, has been appointed deputy director of statewide initiatives at the California Complete Count – Census 2020. Sera has been lead regional program manager at Census 2020 since 2019.
Sidney Walton meets with CA Gov Newsom July 29

Due to Gilroy Tragedy, Historic Meeting with Gov. Newsom and 100-year-old WWII Vet Sidney Walton Occurred at the Capitol Monday

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Sidney Walton, age 100, one of America's oldest WWII veterans and just back from on-stage in Normandy, met with Gov. Gavin Newsom July 29, 4:30 to 5 p.m. in the Governor's office. The meeting was arranged by state Senator Brian Jones from San Diego County.
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Calif. Governor Newsom Statement on 2019-2020 Budget Conference Committee

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- On Sunday (June 9), Calif. Governor Gavin Newsom today released the following statement regarding the California Legislature’s Conference Committee on the Budget.
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Gov. Newsom issues proclamation declaring June 2019 as ‘LGBTQ Pride Month’ in California

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- This past week (June 4), Calif. Governor Gavin Newsom issued a proclamation declaring June, 2019, as “LGBTQ Pride Month” in the State of California.
Newsom Launches Statewide 'California for All' Health Care Tour in Sacramento

Calif. Gov. Newsom Launches Statewide ‘California for All’ Health Care Tour in Sacramento

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Today, in his first act as California’s 40th Governor, Governor Gavin Newsom announced a series of major, first-in-the-nation proposals to lower prescription drug and health care costs for all California families and move California closer to the goal of health care for all.
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Calif. Gov. Newsom Announces Appointments for May 10, 2019 including to California Natural Resources Agency

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- This past Friday (May 10), Calif. Governor Gavin Newsom today announced the following appointments: First, Angela Barranco, 39, of Los Angeles, has been appointed undersecretary of the California Natural Resources Agency.
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Calif. Gov. Newsom Releases Revised 2019 ‘California for All’ State Budget

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- This past week (May 9), Calif. Governor Gavin Newsom released a revised state budget proposal that prioritizes saving for a rainy day ­– putting a record amount into the state’s reserves and making billions in fiscal pay downs of pension debt. It also prioritizes one-time investments aimed at tackling the main issues driving California’s affordability crisis.
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Calif. Gov. Newsom Announces Appointments for Feb. 19, 2019 including to Tribal Negotiations Advisor

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- This week (Feb. 19), Calif. Governor Gavin Newsom announced the appointment of Tia Boatman-Patterson as Senior Advisor on Housing, Christina Snider as Tribal Advisor and Executive Secretary to the Native American Heritage Commission, and Anna Naimark as Tribal Negotiations Advisor in the Office of the Governor, along with the reappointment of Carl Guardino to the Transportation Commission.

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