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Gov. Newsom Announces Immediate Assistance for Businesses Impacted by COVID-19 Including Temporary Tax Relief and $500 Million in Grants

SACRAMENTO November 30, 2020 – As the federal government fails to provide additional financial stimulus support to main street businesses, Governor Gavin Newsom today announced that California will provide temporary tax relief for eligible businesses impacted by COVID-19 restrictions. The temporary tax relief entails an automatic three-month income tax extension for taxpayers filing less than $1 million […]

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State Issues Limited Stay at Home Order to Slow Spread of COVID-19

SACRAMENTO November 19, 2020 – In light of an unprecedented, rapid rise in COVID-19 cases across California, Governor Gavin Newsom and the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) today announced a limited Stay at Home Order requiring generally that non-essential work, movement and gatherings stop between 10 PM and 5 AM in counties in the purple […]

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Governor Newsom, Oregon Governor Brown, Tribal Leaders and Klamath Dam Owner Announce Agreement to Advance Historic Salmon Restoration Plan

SACRAMENTO November 17, 2020 – California Governor Gavin Newsom today joined with Oregon Governor Kate Brown, leaders of the Yurok and Karuk Tribes and Berkshire Hathaway-owned PacifiCorp in announcing an agreement to provide additional resources and support to advance the most ambitious salmon restoration effort in history. The project, when completed, will address declines in fish […]

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Governor Newsom Announces New Immediate Actions to Curb COVID-19 Transmission

SACRAMENTO November 16, 2020 – As COVID-19 cases sharply increase across the country and California, Governor Gavin Newsom and state public health officials announced immediate actions today to slow the spread of the virus. The state is pulling an emergency brake in the Blueprint for a Safer Economy resulting in 94.1 percent of California’s population […]

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California, Oregon & Washington Issue Travel Advisories

SACRAMENTO November 13, 2020 – As COVID-19 cases continue to increase across the country, California Governor Gavin Newsom, Oregon Governor Kate Brown and Washington Governor Jay Inslee issued travel advisories today urging visitors entering their states or returning home from travel outside these states to self-quarantine to slow the spread of the virus. The travel advisories […]

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Western States Join California’s Scientific Safety Review Workgroup to Ensure Safety of COVID-19 Vaccine

SACRAMENTO October 27, 2020 – Washington, Oregon and Nevada have joined California’s COVID-19 Scientific Safety Review Workgroup, which will independently review the safety and efficacy of any vaccine approved by the FDA for distribution. Last week, Governor Gavin Newsom announced the panel made up of nationally acclaimed scientists with expertise in immunization and public health. […]

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Governor Newsom Announces CHP Commissioner Warren Stanley’s Retirement, Names Amanda Ray New Commissioner

SACRAMENTO October 21, 2020 – Governor Gavin Newsom yesterday announced the retirement of California Highway Patrol (CHP) Commissioner Warren Stanley following nearly four decades of service to the people of California. The Governor also announced the appointment of CHP Deputy Commissioner Amanda Ray as the next CHP Commissioner effective November 17, making her the first […]

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California Secures Presidential Major Disaster Declaration to Support State’s Response to Wildfires

SACRAMENTO October 16, 2020 – Governor Gavin Newsom today announced that the President has approved California’s request for a Major Disaster Declaration to bolster the state’s emergency response to wildfires across the state and support impacted residents in Fresno, Los Angeles, Madera, Mendocino, San Bernardino, San Diego and Siskiyou counties. “Just got off the phone with President Trump who […]

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Governor Newsom Announces Release of $147 Million in Fourth Round of Homekey Awards

SACRAMENTO October 9, 2020 – Governor Gavin Newsom today announced the release of $147 million in the fourth round of awards for Homekey, California’s innovative, nation-leading $600 million program to purchase and rehabilitate housing – including hotels, motels, vacant apartment buildings and other properties – and convert them into permanent, long-term housing for people experiencing […]

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Governor Newsom Selects Justice Martin Jenkins (Ret.) for California Supreme Court

SACRAMENTO October 5, 2020 – Governor Gavin Newsom today announced his nomination of Justice Martin Jenkins (Ret.) for Associate Justice of the California Supreme Court. Justice Jenkins has held several prominent state and federal judicial positions throughout his career. He would be the first openly gay California Supreme Court justice and only the third African […]

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Newsom Signs Legislation to Protect Mountain Lions and Other Wildlife from Toxic Rodenticides

SACRAMENTO, September 29, 2020 – Governor Gavin Newsom today signed AB 1788 by Assemblymember Richard Bloom (D-Santa Monica) prohibiting the use of second-generation anticoagulant rodenticides which are known to poison mountain lions and other wildlife. Recent studies have found that 96 percent of necropsied mountain lions and more than 80 percent of the raptors studied […]

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Newsom Signs Legislation to Support Survivors of Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence and Other Crime and Abuse

SACRAMENTO, September 29, 2020 – Governor Gavin Newsom today announced that he has signed several bills to enhance protections for survivors of crime and abuse, including measures that establish an amnesty clause protecting survivors and witnesses of sexual assault, support victims in fertility fraud crimes and certain sexual assault cases in seeking justice, and relieve […]