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Newsom Announces CA Will Phase Out Gasoline-Powered Cars & Drastically Reduce Demand for Fossil Fuel

SACRAMENTO, September 23, 2020 – Governor Gavin Newsom today announced that he will aggressively move the state further away from its reliance on climate change-causing fossil fuels while retaining and creating jobs and spurring economic growth – he issued an executive order requiring sales of all new passenger vehicles to be zero-emission by 2035 and additional measures […]

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Governor Newsom Surveys North Complex Fire in Midst of Climate Crisis

OROVILLE, September 11, 2020 – Governor Gavin Newsom joined CALFIRE leadership in surveying recently burned areas of the North Complex fire today. “I want to express my condolences to those who lost their lives, loved ones or their homes during this deadly wildfire event,” said Governor Gavin Newsom. “California is in the midst of an […]

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Newsom Unveils Blueprint for Safer Economy, Statewide, Stringent and Slow Plan for Living with COVID-19

SACRAMENTO, August 28, 2020 – Governor Gavin Newsom today unveiled the Blueprint for a Safer Economy, a statewide, stringent and slow plan for living with COVID-19 for the long haul. The plan imposes risk-based criteria on tightening and loosening COVID-19 allowable activities and expands the length of time between changes to assess how any movement […]

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Governor Newsom Declares Statewide Emergency Due to Fires, Extreme Weather Conditions

SACRAMENTO August 18, 2020 – Governor Gavin Newsom today declared a statewide emergency to help ensure the availability of vital resources to combat fires burning across the state, which have been exacerbated by the effects of the historic West Coast heat wave and sustained high winds. “We are deploying every resource available to keep communities safe […]

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Ahead of Peak Fire Season, Governor Newsom Announces More Firefighting Support Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

MCCLELLAN PARK, July 9, 2020 – Today, Governor Gavin Newsom visited McClellan Air Force Base to highlight the state’s wildfire mitigation capabilities and discuss new efforts to protect emergency personnel and evacuees from COVID-19 during wildfires. The Governor also announced the state would hire 858 more firefighters and six California Conservation Corps (CCC) crews through […]

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Governor Newsom Orders Additional Action to Slow Community Transmission

SACRAMENTO July 1, 2020 – Governor Gavin Newsom and the California Department of Public Health today released guidance directing counties that have been on the County Monitoring List for three consecutive days or more to close indoor operations for certain sectors which promote the mixing of populations beyond households and make adherence to physical distancing and wearing face […]

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Governor Newsom Announces Action to Close Bars in Certain Counties

SACRAMENTO June 28, 2020 – The California Department of Public Health and California Governor Gavin Newsom today released guidance on the closure of bars for counties on the County Monitoring List. The Department recommends that counties on the County Monitoring List for three or more consecutive days, but less than 14 days, close bars through local health officer order (or […]

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Governor Newsom, Senate President pro Tempore Atkins and Assembly Speaker Rendon Issue Statement on Budget Agreement

SACRAMENTO June 22, 2020 – Governor Gavin Newsom, Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins and Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon today announced that they have reached an agreement on the 2020-21 state budget: “The COVID-19 global pandemic has caused a sudden and dramatic change in our nation’s and state’s economic outlook – and has had […]

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

SACRAMENTO June 5, 2020 – Governor Gavin Newsom today signed an executive order that will help increase the availability of over-the-counter drugs, such as hand sanitizer, and medical devices, such as respirators, ventilators and masks, which are in demand due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  The order allows the temporary manufacture of over-the-counter drugs and medical devices by firms […]

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Governor Newsom Signs Executive Order on Safe, Secure and Accessible General Election in November

SACRAMENTO June 3, 2020 – Governor Gavin Newsom today issued a proclamation declaring a statewide General Election on Tuesday, November 3, 2020, and signed an executive order to ensure that Californians can exercise their right to vote in a safe, secure and accessible manner during the upcoming election. “We are committed to protecting the hard-fought right for […]

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Governor Authorizes Assistance After Request from Los Angeles & Proclaims State of Emergency

SACRAMENTO May 30, 2020 – Governor Gavin Newsom this evening authorized assistance after a request from the city and county of Los Angeles, and proclaimed a state of emergency in Los Angeles County. California approved the city and county’s request to deploy members of the National Guard to assist Los Angeles and neighboring communities.   The […]

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Gov. Newsom Launches California Connected – CA’s Contact Tracing Program and Public Awareness Campaign

SACRAMENTO, May 22, 2020 – In the ongoing efforts to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, Governor Gavin Newsom today launched California Connected, the state’s comprehensive contact tracing program and public awareness campaign. As part of California Connected, public health workers from communities across the state will connect with individuals who test positive for COVID-19 and […]

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