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Governor unveils California’s Safe Schools for All Plan

SACRAMENTO December 30, 2020 – Governor Gavin Newsom today released the State Safe Schools for All plan, California’s framework to support schools to continue operating safely in-person and to expand the number of schools safely resuming in-person instruction. Informed by growing evidence of the decreased risks and increased benefits of in-person instruction – especially for our youngest students – Governor Newsom is advancing a […]

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Gov. Newsom to Submit Assemblymember Dr. Shirley Weber’s Nomination for Secretary of State to State Legislature

SACRAMENTO December 22, 2020 – Governor Gavin Newsom today announced that he will submit to the State Legislature the nomination of San Diego Assemblymember and Chair of the California Legislative Black Caucus, Dr. Shirley N. Weber, as the next California Secretary of State, filling the seat that will be vacated by Secretary of State Alex […]

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Governor Gavin Newsom Selects Secretary of State Alex Padilla as California’s Next United States Senator

SACRAMENTO December 22, 2020 – Governor Gavin Newsom today announced the selection of California Secretary of State Alex Padilla to be California’s next United States Senator, filling the term being vacated by Vice President-elect Kamala Harris. Padilla, who previously served as a Los Angeles City Councilman and State Senator, and is a national leader in […]

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Western States Scientific Safety Review Workgroup Recommends Moderna Vaccine, Confirms it is Safe and Efficacious

SACRAMENTO December 21, 2020 – The Western States Scientific Safety Review Workgroup last night completed its review of the federal process and has concluded the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine is safe and efficacious for use in the Western States. The Workgroup provided its confirmation to the Governors of California, Nevada, Oregon and Washington this morning, making the Moderna vaccine […]

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Governor Newsom Signs Executive Order on Actions in Response to COVID-19

SACRAMENTO December 14, 2020 – Governor Gavin Newsom today issued an executive order addressing a variety of issues in response to the pandemic, including extending the availability of housing for migrant agricultural workers, providing a 90-day extension on tax returns and tax payments for small businesses and updating Cal/OSHA requirements related to quarantine guidelines.  The order allows migrant […]

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Western States Scientific Safety Review Workgroup Confirms the Pfizer Vaccine is Safe and Efficacious for Public Use

SACRAMENTO December 13, 2020 – The Western States Scientific Safety Review Workgroup today completed their concurrent and thorough review of the federal process and has confirmed the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine is safe and efficacious. The Workgroup provided their confirmation to the Governors of California, Nevada, Oregon and Washington this morning. Washington, Oregon and Nevada joined […]

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Governor Newsom Announces Liane Randolph as the Chair of the Air Resources Board

SACRAMENTO December 9, 2020 – Governor Gavin Newsom today announced the appointment of Liane Randolph as the new Chair of the California Air Resources Board. “Cleaner air is essential for California’s families and Liane Randolph is the kind of bold, innovative leader that will lead in our fight against climate change with equity and all […]

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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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