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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 […]

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Governor Newsom, Legislative Leaders Issue Statement on Eviction Moratorium Extension

SACRAMENTO – Governor Gavin Newsom, Senate President pro Tempore Toni Atkins and Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon today issued the following joint statement on the extension of the eviction moratorium to protect Californians impacted by COVID-19: “COVID-19 continues to devastate communities across our state and too many Californians remain one paycheck away from losing their apartments or homes. […]

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Statement from Governor Newsom on the Inauguration of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris

SACRAMENTO – Governor Gavin Newsom issued the following statement on the inauguration of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris: “Our country is rooted in our democratic ideals and the peaceful transfer of power, despite headwinds suggesting otherwise. With the historic inauguration of President Joe Biden and California’s very own Vice President Kamala Harris, […]

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Governor Newsom Proposes 2021-22 State Budget

SACRAMENTO January 8, 2021 – 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. With the end of the […]

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