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California Announces Historic Agreement with Federal Partners to Advance Offshore Wind Development

SACRAMENTO – Governor Gavin Newsom today joined Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland, White House National Climate Advisor Gina McCarthy and Under Secretary of Defense for Policy Dr. Colin Kahl to announce an agreement that opens up the West Coast for offshore wind development for the first time in history, a promising development that could […]

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Governor Expands Drought Emergency to Klamath River, Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta and Tulare Lake Watershed Counties

SACRAMENTO – Governor Gavin Newsom today significantly expanded his April 21 drought emergency proclamation to include Klamath River, Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta and Tulare Lake Watershed counties where accelerated action is needed to protect public health, safety and the environment. In total, 41 counties are now under a drought state of emergency, representing 30 percent of the state’s population. […]

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Governor Newsom Announces Largest State Tax Rebate in American History

SACRAMENTO – Governor Gavin Newsom today 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 proposals is […]

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State Partners with California Fire Foundation to Stop the Spread of COVID-19 by Encouraging Californians to Get Vaccinated

SACRAMENTO, May 3, 2021 – Today, Governor Gavin Newsom announced the state is joining forces with the California Fire Foundation to reduce the spread of COVID-19 by encouraging people to make a plan to get vaccinated. Firefighters have been on the front lines of the pandemic since day one, and they have seen firsthand the […]

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Governor appoints Ana Acton Deputy Director of Independent Living and Community Access Division

April 28, 2021 – Ana Acton, 45, of Nevada City, has been appointed Deputy Director of the Independent Living and Community Access Division at the California Department of Rehabilitation. Acton has been Executive Director at FREED Center for Independent Living since 2013, Organic Farm Product Sales and Customer Service Representative for OLALA Farms since 1995, […]

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California Sends India COVID-19 Supplies to Combat Outbreak

SACRAMENTO – Today, Governor Gavin Newsom announced that California will send lifesaving oxygen equipment to India as that country faces a devastating and fast-spreading surge of COVID-19 cases. “When communities across the world need help, California steps up. As we surpass 28 million vaccinations and continue to see the lowest positivity rates in the country, […]

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Landmark $536 million wildfire package accelerating projects to protect high-risk communities signed into law

OROVILLE EAST April 13, 2021 – Ahead of peak fire season, Governor Gavin Newsom today signed a $536 million wildfire package enabling the state to take urgent action on projects that support wildfire suppression, improve forest health and build resilience in communities to help protect residents and property from catastrophic wildfires in diverse landscapes across […]

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Ahead of Peak Fire Season, Governor Newsom Announces Surge in Firefighting Support

SACRAMENTO March 30, 2021 – Following last year’s record-breaking fire season, Governor Gavin Newsom today announced emergency early action to boost firefighting support as California faces another difficult wildfire year. Using Emergency Fund authorization, Governor Newsom has approved $80.74 million for 1,399 additional firefighters with the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) to […]

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Governor Newsom to Submit Assemblymember Rob Bonta’s Nomination for Attorney General to the State Legislature

SACRAMENTO March 24, 2021 – Governor Gavin Newsom today announced that he will submit to the State Legislature the nomination of Alameda Assemblymember Rob Bonta as the next California Attorney General, filling the seat vacated by Xavier Becerra, who was recently sworn in as Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The nomination […]

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Governor Newsom Distributes $50 Million in Grants to Local Communities to Mitigate Public Safety Power Shutoffs

SACRAMENTO, March 17, 2021 – Building on previous efforts to protect local communities and vulnerable Californians from the impacts of utility-initiated power shutoffs, Governor Gavin Newsom today announced the distribution of an additional $50 million in Community Power Resiliency grants through the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES). “Even amidst a global pandemic, we continue […]

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Governor Newsom Announces Federal Approval of Medicaid Funding for Expanded COVID-19 Testing for Low-Income Students

SACRAMENTO – On the heels of announcing a $6.6 billion school reopening agreement with the Legislature, Governor Gavin Newsom today announced that the Biden-Harris Administration has approved California’s request to utilize Medicaid (Medi-Cal in California) funding to provide voluntary COVID-19 testing for low-income students covered by the program, further supporting schools in underserved communities to reopen for in-person instruction.   “I am […]

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California Launches Interactive Map as Part of Safe Schools for All Plan

SACRAMENTO February 12, 2021 – Governor Gavin Newsom today announced that the state has launched the Safe Schools for All Plan’s interactive Safe Schools Reopening Map, an online tool providing a statewide snapshot of the status of school reopenings across California. The map supports local communities in making data-driven decisions to safely open classrooms and helps ensure public transparency. Today’s announcement builds on […]

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Newsom Statement on Increased Federal Support for COVID-19 Relief Programs in California

SACRAMENTO February 5, 2021 – Governor Gavin Newsom today issued a statement commending the Biden-Harris Administration and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for extending the federal cost share to now fully reimburse California and other states for emergency relief programs and National Guard personnel deployments dating back to the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. In guidance first […]

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Newsom announces pilot partnership with Biden admin to open community vaccination sites in Los Angeles, Oakland

OAKLAND February 3, 2021 – California Governor Gavin Newsom and the Biden-Harris Administration today announced a pilot project to establish community vaccination sites in Oakland and Los Angeles. These pilot sites, which will be based at the Oakland-Alameda Coliseum and California State University, Los Angeles, are part of the wider effort to establish 100 vaccination […]

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Newsom Signs Legislation to Extend Eviction Moratorium and Assist Tenants and Small Property Owners Impacted by COVID-19

SACRAMENTO, January 29, 2021 – Governor Gavin Newsom today signed legislation to extend the state’s landmark eviction moratorium through June 30, 2021, protecting millions of Californians struggling as a result of the economic hardships brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. With the passage of SB 91, California leads all states by enacting the strongest renter […]