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California Secures Federal Assistance to Support Response to River Fire in Nevada and Placer Counties

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 River Fire burning in Nevada and Placer counties. Driven by high winds and dangerously dry conditions, the River Fire has burned 2,400 acres, […]

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California Implements First-in-the-Nation Measures to Encourage State Employees and Health Care Workers to Get Vaccinated

SACRAMENTO – Today, the State of California is taking decisive action to combat the spread of COVID-19, protect vulnerable communities and ensure that the state can safely remain open – implementing a first-in-the-nation standard to require all state workers and workers in health care and high-risk congregate settings to either show proof of full vaccination […]

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Governor Newsom Proclaims State of Emergency in Plumas, Butte, Lassen and Alpine Counties Due to Fires

SACRAMENTO – Governor Gavin Newsom today proclaimed a state of emergency for Plumas County due to the Dixie Fire and Fly Fire, Butte and Lassen counties due to the Dixie Fire, and Alpine County due to the Tamarack Fire. The fires collectively have destroyed homes, caused the evacuation of residents and damaged critical infrastructure, with the […]

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California Secures Federal Assistance to Support Response to Dixie Fire in Butte and Plumas Counties

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 Dixie Fire burning in Butte and Plumas Counties. The FMAG, which is provided through the President’s Disaster Relief Fund on a cost-share […]

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Governor Newsom Declares State of Emergency in Siskiyou, Lassen and Plumas Counties Due to Fires

SACRAMENTO – Governor Gavin Newsom today issued an emergency proclamation for Siskiyou County due to the Lava Fire and Lassen and Plumas counties due to the Beckwourth Complex Fire. Both fires have destroyed homes, caused the evacuation of residents and damaged critical infrastructure. After the state secured federal assistance to combat the Lava Fire last month, Governor Newsom […]

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Governor Newsom Signs Executive Order Expediting Cal/OSHA’s Revised COVID-19 Regulations to Ensure Consistency with Public Health Guidance

SACRAMENTO – Following the vote by the Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board to adopt revised COVID-19 Prevention Emergency Temporary Standards that reflect the state’s latest COVID-19 public health order, Governor Gavin Newsom today signed an executive order enabling the revisions to take effect without the normal 10-day review period by the Office of Administrative Law […]

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As California Fully Reopens, Governor Newsom Announces Plans to Lift Pandemic Executive Orders

SACRAMENTO – Governor Gavin Newsom today took action to lift pandemic executive orders as the state moves Beyond the Blueprint next week to fully, safely reopen. That includes terminating the Stay-at-Home Order that was implemented early in the pandemic to protect Californians and retiring the Blueprint for a Safer Economy. Effective June 15, restrictions such as […]

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Newsom Statement on Federal Funding Agreement for California High-Speed Rail Project

Governor Gavin Newsom issued the below statement tonight after the U.S. Department of Transportation and the State of California finalized settlement negotiations to restore nearly a billion dollars in federal grant funding to California’s High-Speed Rail project. The action comes after months of negotiations to restore funding that was previously rescinded by the Trump Administration […]

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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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