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California Governor Gavin Newsom

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About Gavin Newsom

Gavin Newsom is the Governor of California, former Lieutenant Governor of California, and former Mayor of San Francisco.

Newsom is widely recognized for his willingness to lead – repeatedly developing, advocating, and implementing innovative and groundbreaking solutions to some of our most challenging issues. On a wide range of topics including same-sex marriage, gun safety, marijuana, the death penalty, universal health care, access to preschool, technology, criminal justice reform, and the minimum wage, Newsom stuck his neck out and did the right thing, which often led to sweeping changes when his policies were ultimately accepted, embraced, and replicated across the state and nation.

Newsom’s top priorities for his administration are tackling our state’s affordability crisis, creating inclusive economic growth and opportunity for every child, and standing up for California values — from civil rights, to immigration, environmental protection, access to quality schools at all levels, and justice.

Governor Newsom is married to Jennifer Siebel Newsom. They have four children: Montana, Hunter, Brooklynn, and Dutch.

Recent News

Governor Newsom Issues Legislative Update 9.27.22

SACRAMENTO – Governor Gavin Newsom today announced that he has signed the following bills: AB 156 by the Committee on Budget – State government. AB 157 by the Committee on Budget – State government. AB 185 by the…

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New Protections for People Who Need Abortion Care and Birth Control

Bill package builds upon more than $200 million in state funding to create abortion.ca.gov, cover uninsured care, support providers, bolster security and more SACRAMENTO – As other states throughout the country outlaw abortion and…

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California Advances Commitment to Pay Equity and Supporting Women

SB 1162 requires the disclosure of salary ranges on job listings and expands pay data reporting requirements AB 1287 prohibits the discriminatory “pink tax” on products marketed to women Additional measures expand supports for…

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Governor Newsom Signs Legislation to Protect Animal Welfare

SACRAMENTO – Governor Gavin Newsom today announced that he has signed several measures to advance animal welfare in California, including SB 879 by Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco), which ends unnecessary toxicological testing on dogs…

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California IDs For All

SACRAMENTO – As other states cruelly target migrants and vilify immigration, Governor Gavin Newsom today announced the signing of legislation that will support immigrants, advance equity, and expand opportunity. What Does This Mean? …

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On Native American Day, Governor Newsom Signs Legislation to Support California Native Communities, Advance Equity and Inclusion

AB 1314 establishes a statewide emergency alert system for missing Native people AB 1936 re-designates UC Hastings College of the Law and advances restorative justice efforts for Native peoples who suffered mass killings orchestrated by the…

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Governor Newsom Proclaims Native American Day 2022

SACRAMENTO – As leaders of Native American tribes from across California gather for the 55th Annual Native American Day celebration at the state Capitol, Governor Gavin Newsom today issued a proclamation declaring September 23, 2022, as Native…

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Clean California Removes 1 Million Cubic Yards of Litter from Roadsides

SACRAMENTO – Governor Gavin Newsom’s Clean California initiative hit a major milestone of removing 1 million cubic yards of litter from the state’s roadsides since the program’s inception less than 15 months ago. That’s…

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Governor Newsom Announces $1.1 Billion in Small Business Support Coming to California

U.S. Treasury’s State Small Business Credit Initiative will increase small business owners’ access to capital, cover upwards of 80% of loans California to launch new program designed to create a more-inclusive venture capital ecosystem…

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Governor Newsom Signs Legislation 9.6.22

SACRAMENTO – Governor Gavin Newsom today announced that he has signed several bills, including budget-implementing legislation. AB 179, the Budget Act of 2022, implements funding for key priorities, including $315 million General Fund over two…

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As Record Heat Wave Intensifies, Governor Newsom Extends Emergency Response to Increase Energy Supplies and Reduce Demand

Heat wave on track to be California’s hottest and longest for September With unprecedented demand on the grid, increased energy conservation is needed across all sectors this week From 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. today, Californians should conserve…

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California Secures Federal Assistance to Support Response to Fairview Fire in Riverside County

SACRAMENTO – Governor Gavin Newsom today announced that California has secured a Fire Management Assistance Grant?(FMAG) from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to help ensure the availability of vital resources to suppress?the…

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Governor Newsom Signs Legislation to Improve Working Conditions and Wages for Fast-Food Workers

SACRAMENTO – On Labor Day, Governor Gavin Newsom today announced that he has signed landmark legislation to empower fast-food workers with new wage and workplace protections to support their health, safety and welfare. AB 257, the Fast Food…

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Governor Newsom Proclaims Labor Day 2022

SACRAMENTO – Governor Gavin Newsom today issued a proclamation declaring September 5, 2022, as Labor Day in the State of California. The text of the proclamation and a copy can be found below: PROCLAMATION On Labor Day, we honor the…

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Governor Newsom Proclaims State of Emergency in Siskiyou County as State Secures Federal Assistance to Support Mill Fire Response

SACRAMENTO – Governor Gavin Newsom today proclaimed a state of emergency for Siskiyou County to support the response to the rapidly-spreading Mill Fire, which has burned more than 900 acres since it began today amid dangerous fire weather.…

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How to Stay Safe During Extreme Heat

The western United States is experiencing extreme heat that will continue through Wednesday, September 7. Across the state, temperatures are 10 to 20 degrees hotter than normal, with temperatures expected to climb this weekend. Extreme heat…

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Governor Newsom Signs Legislation 9.2.22

SACRAMENTO – Governor Gavin Newsom today announced that he has signed the following bills: AB 13 by Assemblymember Chris Holden (D-Pasadena) – California Victim Compensation Board: payment of claims. AB 1824 by the Committee on…

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Governor Newsom Expands Emergency Response to Western U.S. Heat Wave

SACRAMENTO – Governor Gavin Newsom today expanded on the emergency actions taken earlier this week to provide additional flexibility to state agencies, energy users and utility operators in response to the severe heat wave impacting California…

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Governor Newsom Statement on Cal OES Director Ghilarducci’s Upcoming Retirement

SACRAMENTO – Governor Gavin Newsom today announced the upcoming retirement of Mark Ghilarducci, Director of the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services. Director Ghilarducci has served in this role since 2012 and will retire…

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Governor Newsom’s Update on Extreme Heat and Grid Reliability

Yesterday, California and the West experienced extreme heat, driving with temperatures across the state 10 to 20 degrees hotter than normal. This kind of weather drives up energy demand, straining power generation equipment as people run their air…

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As Heat Wave Grips Western U.S., Governor Newsom Takes Action to Increase Energy Supplies and Reduce Demand

Week-long heat wave expected to strain the electrical grid California takes steps to keep the lights on during the immediate emergency and continues to accelerate the clean energy transition SACRAMENTO – Beginning Wednesday, California and…

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Governor Newsom Statement on the Legislature’s Passage of CARE Court

SACRAMENTO – Governor Gavin Newsom issued the following statement today after the Legislature’s passage of Senate Bill 1338, legislation that establishes the CARE Court framework: “Today’s passage of the CARE Act means hope…

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Governor Newsom Unveils New Plan to Transform Kids’ Mental Health

In significant overhaul of state’s mental health system, Governor’s plan increases access to mental health services for all Californians ages 0-25 Master Plan for Kids’ Mental Health invests $4.7 billion to reimagine mental…

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Governor Newsom Announces Appointments 8.18.22

SACRAMENTO – Governor Gavin Newsom today announced the following appointments: Jamie L. Crook, 44, of Berkeley, has been appointed Chief Counsel at the Civil Rights Department. Crook has been Deputy Director of Dispute Resolution at the…

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Governor Newsom Announces Appointments 8.17.22

SACRAMENTO – Governor Gavin Newsom today announced the following appointments: Joe Capurro, 68, of San Jose, has been appointed to the Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board. Capurro has been a Sole Practitioner since 2012. He was an…

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Governor Newsom Applauds Signing of Landmark Inflation Reduction Act

SACRAMENTO – Governor Gavin Newsom today issued the following statement after President Joe Biden signed the Inflation Reduction Act into law. “The Inflation Reduction Act is a total game-changer for America. California is proud to…

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Governor Newsom Signs Legislation 8.15.22

SACRAMENTO – Governor Gavin Newsom today announced that he has signed the following bills: AB 1946 by Assemblymember Tasha Boerner Horvath (D-Encinitas) – Electric bicycles: safety and training program. AB 2577 by Assemblymember Frank…

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Governor Newsom’s Ambitious Climate Proposals Presented to Legislature

SACRAMENTO – Governor Gavin Newsom today issued the following statement after sharing urgent proposals addressing climate change with the state Legislature. “Cleaning the air we breathe. Protecting our communities from the harmful…

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Governor Newsom Names Amelia Yana Garcia Gonzalez New Secretary for Environmental Protection as Secretary Jared Blumenfeld Steps Down

SACRAMENTO – Governor Gavin Newsom today announced that Amelia Yana Garcia Gonzalez will serve as California’s next Secretary for Environmental Protection after Secretary Jared Blumenfeld steps down in September. Garcia Gonzalez…

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What They’re Saying: State and Local Leaders Across California Applaud Selection of Antonio Villaraigosa as Infrastructure Advisor

SACRAMENTO – State, local and transit leaders across California are expressing their support for Governor Gavin Newsom’s selection of former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa to serve as Infrastructure Advisor to the State of…

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Governor Newsom Announces Water Strategy For a Hotter, Drier California

California’s Water Supply Strategy outlines actions needed now to invest in new sources, transform water management Without action, state officials believe extreme weather could diminish California’s water supply by up to 10% by 2040…

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Governor Newsom Names Antonio Villaraigosa Infrastructure Advisor to Leverage Federal Dollars in Building California Infrastructure for the Next Century

SACRAMENTO – Moving to harness a once-in-a-generation investment under the federal Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), Governor Gavin Newsom today named former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa to serve as an Infrastructure…

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California Officially Launches Nation’s Largest College Savings Program for Millions of Students and All Newborns

SACRAMENTO – Today, all families of low-income public school students – 3.4 million across the state – can now access college savings accounts created in their children’s names, with seed investments of between $500 and…

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Governor Newsom Announces Historic Supreme Court

Governor nominates Justice Patricia Guerrero to serve as the next California Chief Justice, selects Judge Kelli Evans to serve on California Supreme Court SACRAMENTO – Governor Gavin Newsom today announced his nomination of Supreme Court…

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Governor Newsom Announces Judicial Appointments 8.8.22

SACRAMENTO – Governor Gavin Newsom today announced his nomination of Judge Thomas Delaney to serve as an Associate Justice of the Fourth District Court of Appeal, Division Three. The Governor also announced his appointment of 17 Superior Court…

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Governor Newsom Honors Fallen Caltrans Worker 8.8.22

SACRAMENTO – Governor Gavin Newsom today issued the following statement regarding the death of California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) Engineer Ali Shabazz: “Jennifer and I were very saddened to learn of the untimely loss of…

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Governor Newsom Supports $1.65 Billion Film & TV Tax Credit Extension, Calls on the Industry to Stand Up for Employees

As other states restrict freedoms and rights, California doubles down on offering the best value and best values for the film industry and its workers Governor Newsom has taken unprecedented action to expand access to abortion and protect patients…

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Governor Newsom's Statement on the Death of Vin Scully

Governor Newsom's Statement on the Death of Vin Scully SACRAMENTO – Governor Gavin Newsom issued the following statement on the death of Vin Scully: “Vin Scully was a master of his craft. A native son of New York, his unmistakable…

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Governor Newsom Announces Appointments 8.3.22

Pam Chueh, 52, of Sacramento, has been appointed State Chief Equity Officer at the California Government Operations Agency. Chueh has been Executive Director at the WarmLine Family Resource Center since 2020. She was Director of the Assembly…

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Governor Newsom Announces Appointments-Aug 2,2022

Governor Newsom Announces Appointments-Aug 2,2022 SACRAMENTO – Governor Gavin Newsom today announced the following appointments: Dawn Groten, 65, of Napa, has been appointed Chief of Primary Care Services at Napa State Hospital, where…

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Governor Newsom Proclaims State of Emergency to Support State's Response to Monkeypox

Governor Newsom Proclaims State of Emergency to Support State's Response to Monkeypox SACRAMENTO – As part of the state’s ongoing response to the monkeypox outbreak, Governor Gavin Newsom today declared a State of Emergency to…

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With Conservation Trending in the Right Direction, Governor Newsom Rallies Local Water Agencies to Do More

With Conservation Trending in the Right Direction, Governor Newsom Rallies Local Water Agencies to Do More Preliminary water savings reach 7.5 percent for June Governor Newsom urges local water agencies and associations to continue driving…

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Governor Newsom Proclaims State of Emergency in Siskiyou County Due to McKinney and Other Fires

Governor Newsom Proclaims State of Emergency in Siskiyou County Due to McKinney and Other Fires SACRAMENTO – Governor Gavin Newsom today proclaimed a state of emergency for Siskiyou County due to the effects of the McKinney Fire, which has…

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Governor Newsom Applauds President Biden for Youth Mental Health Actions Complementing California's $4.7 Billion Master Plan

Governor Newsom Applauds President Biden for Youth Mental Health Actions Complementing California's $4.7 Billion Master Plan California’s $4.7 billion Master Plan for Kids’ Mental Health will ensure every Californian 25 and younger…

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Governor Newsom Announces Appointments July 29,2022

Governor Newsom Announces Appointments July 29,2022 SACRAMENTO – Governor Gavin Newsom today announced the following appointments: Miriam Barcellona Ingenito, 50, of Elk Grove, has been appointed Undersecretary at the Government…

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Governor Newsom Announces Appointments July 28,2022

Governor Newsom Announces Appointments July 28,2022 SACRAMENTO – Governor Gavin Newsom today announced the following appointments: Lauren Greenwood, 32, of Sacramento, has been appointed Deputy Director of Legislative and…

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Governor Newsom Statement on California Supreme Court Chief Justice Cantil-Sakauye Stepping Down

Governor Newsom Statement on California Supreme Court Chief Justice Cantil-Sakauye Stepping Down SACRAMENTO – Governor Gavin Newsom issued the below statement today following California Supreme Court Chief Justice Tani…

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Governor Newsom Announces Appointments July 27,2022

Governor Newsom Announces Appointments July 27,2022 SACRAMENTO – Governor Gavin Newsom today announced the following appointments: Marivel Barajas, 40, of Stockton, has been reappointed Deputy Director of Legislation at the California…

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Governor Newsom Proclaims Americans with Disabilities Act Awareness Day

Governor Newsom Proclaims Americans with Disabilities Act Awareness Day SACRAMENTO – Governor Gavin Newsom today issued a proclamation declaring July 26, 2022, as “Americans with Disabilities Act Awareness Day” in the State of…

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Governor Newsom Responds to U.S. Department of Interior's Disapproval of Tribal-State Class III Gaming Compacts

Governor Newsom Responds to U.S. Department of Interior's Disapproval of Tribal-State Class III Gaming Compacts SACRAMENTO – Governor Gavin Newsom today issued the following statement regarding the U.S. Department of the Interior’s…

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Governor’s Executive Order Changes Groundwater Well Permit Process

Woodland, CA – On March 28, 2022, Governor Newsom issued a new Executive Order (EO N-7-22) to address drought conditions, following the driest first three months of a calendar year in the state’s recorded history. The EO is effective…

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Governor DeWine and Governor Newsom Place Wager on Super Bowl LVI

Los Angeles, CA -- Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and California Governor Gavin Newsom have placed a friendly wager ahead of Super Bowl LVI, featuring the AFC Champion Cincinnati Bengals and the NFC Champion Los Angeles Rams. “Fran and I are…

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More Californians Can Access Discounted Phone, Broadband Service Through New Law

Sacramento, CA - As part of his final action on bills from the 2021 legislative session, Governor Gavin Newsom this weekend announced he signed into law Senator Ben Hueso’s (D-San Diego) bill to ensure more low-income Californians have access…

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New Law Brings Free Energy Efficiency Upgrades to More California Homes

Sacramento, CA -– California Governor Gavin Newsom has signed into law a number of measures to advance the state’s climate and clean energy efforts, including legislation by Senator Ben Hueso (D-San Diego) that expands the state’s…

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Governor Signs Bill Allowing California Cities to Renegotiate Redevelopment Agency Debt

Sacramento, CA - Governor Newsom has signed into law Senator Ben Hueso’s (D-San Diego) bill to protect the fiscal solvency of California cities by allowing them to renegotiate significant amounts of debt accrued through their redevelopment…

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Lt. Governor Kounalakis Establishes Transgender Advisory Council

Sacramento, CA -– Lieutenant Governor Eleni Kounalakis announced on Sep 13th, that she has established a council of transgender leaders to create a dialogue between state leaders and the transgender community in California. Believed to be the…

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