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California Expands Medi-Cal to All Eligible Adults 50 Years of Age and Older

SACRAMENTO – Starting on May 1, Medi-Cal, California’s health coverage program for low-income individuals and families, is extending eligibility for full coverage to more than 185,000 individuals who are 50 years of age or older, regardless of immigration status. “We’re delivering concrete results for Californians, continuing to fulfill the promise of a Healthy California for All, […]

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California Releases Extreme Heat Action Plan to Protect Communities from Rising Temperatures

Amid intensifying climate impacts, Governor Gavin Newsom today announced that the state has released an Extreme Heat Action Plan outlining a strategic and comprehensive set of state actions to adapt and strengthen resilience to extreme heat. The announcement comes on the heels of a heat wave earlier this month in Long Beach that reached a high of […]

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Acting Governor Eleni Kounalakis Signs Legislation Extending Statewide Eviction Protections

SACRAMENTO – On the final day of Women’s History Month, Acting Governor Eleni Kounalakis today signed legislation that extends eviction protections for Californians participating in rental assistance programs, making her the first woman in California’s history to sign a piece of legislation into law. “California’s nation-leading rent relief program has provided much needed relief for […]

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Governor’s Task Force Launches Strategic Plan to Ramp Up Wildfire Mitigation with Prescribed Fire Efforts

SACRAMENTO – Today, the Governor’s Wildfire and Forest Resilience Task Force issued a Strategic Plan for Expanding the Use of Beneficial Fire to expand the use of prescribed fire and cultural burning to build forest and community resilience statewide – efforts critical to forest management and wildfire mitigation. By expanding the use of beneficial fire, […]

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Governors Newsom, Brown and Inslee Announce Updated Health Guidance

SACRAMENTO – 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 not change federal requirements, […]

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Governor Newsom Nominates Justice Patricia Guerrero to Serve on California Supreme Court

SACRAMENTO – Governor Gavin Newsom today announced his nomination of Fourth District Court of Appeal Justice Patricia Guerrero to serve as an Associate Justice of the California Supreme Court. A widely respected jurist with extensive experience as an appellate justice, trial court judge, partner at a major law firm and Assistant U.S. Attorney, Justice Guerrero is a first-generation Californian who would […]

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Gov. Newsom, Legislative Leaders Announce Framework to Extend Supplemental Paid Sick Leave, Protecting Workers and Supporting Businesses Amid COVID Surge

SACRAMENTO – Amid the national surge in COVID-19 cases driven by the Omicron variant, Governor Gavin Newsom, Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins and Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon today announced that they have reached an agreement on a framework to ensure employees continue to have access to COVID-19 supplemental paid sick leave through September […]

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Gov. Newsom Grants Executive Clemency, Reverses Parole Decision for Sirhan Sirhan

SACRAMENTO, January 13, 2022 — Governor Gavin Newsom today announced that he has granted 24 pardons, 18 commutations and 5 reprieves. The Governor today also announced that he has reversed the decision by the Board of Parole Hearings to grant parole to Sirhan Sirhan. The Governor completed an extensive review of Mr. Sirhan’s case and determined that […]

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Gov. Newsom Releases California Blueprint to Take on the State’s Greatest Existential Threats and Build on Historic Progress

SACRAMENTO, January 10, 2022 – Governor Gavin Newsom today 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. The Blueprint proposes billions more to support the state’s robust […]

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Governor Newsom Announces New $2.7 Billion COVID-19 Emergency Response Package

SACRAMENTO – Today, 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. The Governor’s budget also calls for new legislation to implement supplemental paid sick […]

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Governor Newsom Issues Emergency Proclamation to Support Counties with Recovery from Winter Storms

SACRAMENTO – Governor Gavin Newsom today proclaimed a state of emergency in several counties across the state to support the ongoing response to recent winter storms. The emergency proclamation supports response and recovery efforts, including expanding access to state resources for counties under the California Disaster Assistance Act to support their recovery and response efforts, […]

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Governor Newsom Issues Statement on Winter Storms Emergency Response Efforts

SACRAMENTO – Working aggressively to protect Californians from the winter storms impacting much of the state, Governor Gavin Newsom today issued the following statement today on emergency response efforts now underway. “At my direction, the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services has activated the State Operations Center to monitor storm conditions and coordinate all necessary […]

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Governor Announces California Public Utilities Commission President’s Retirement, Names New President

SACRAMENTO — Governor Gavin Newsom today announced that California Public Utilities Commission President Marybel Batjer will be retiring effective ­­­­­December 30, 2021 and named Senior Advisor to the Governor for Energy Alice Reynolds to serve as the next president of the Commission. Batjer has served as president of the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) since […]

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Western States Scientific Safety Review Workgroup Finds Pfizer-BioNTech Vaccine is Safe and Effective for 5- to 11-Year-Olds

SACRAMENTO November 3, 2021 – The Western States Scientific Safety Review Workgroup last night completed its review of the federal process and has unanimously concluded that the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine is safe and effective for youth 5 to 11 years of age. The Workgroup provided its confirmation to the Governors of California, Nevada, Oregon and Washington this […]

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California Launches Encampment Resolution Grant Program

SACRAMENTO October 29, 2021 – Governor Gavin Newsom today announced that the California Homeless Coordinating and Financing Council (HCFC) has released the application for $50 million in funding for the brand-new Encampment Resolution Grant program. These funds will be available on a competitive basis to local governments that commit to addressing specific, persistent encampments by […]

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California Secures Federal Assistance to Support Response to Alisal Fire in Santa Barbara County

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 Alisal Fire in Santa Barbara County. To date, the Alisal Fire has burned 14,500 acres in and around Goleta and is 5 percent contained. […]

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On Indigenous Peoples’ Day, Governor Newsom Announces California Truth & Healing Council Partnership to Support Philanthropic and Community Engagement

As California honors Indigenous Peoples’ Day for the third year in a row, Governor Gavin Newsom today announced a partnership between the California Truth & Healing Council and the Decolonizing Wealth Project to support philanthropic and community engagement, grantmaking and narrative change. Through this partnership, the Office of the Tribal Advisor and the Truth & […]

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Governor Newsom Proclaims State of Emergency to Assist Response to Southern California Oil Spill

Moving to protect public health and the environment, Governor Gavin Newsom today proclaimed a state of emergency in Orange County to support the emergency response to the oil spill off the coast of Huntington Beach that originated in federal waters. “The state is moving to cut red tape and mobilize all available resources to protect […]