The Governor's Half-Truth Headline

Monday, May 18, 2020

The headline from Governor Gavin Newsom’s press release should read:

“Governor Newsom and HALF of the Legislative Leaders Meet to Discuss State Budget Amid COVID-19 Pandemic.” 

The legislative leaders so cavalierly ignored still represent over 11 million Californians. Plus, particularly in this time of crisis, one would think Governor Newsom would want to set an example for the people that isn’t simply divisive, partisan, but that demonstrates cohesiveness, inclusivity and unity. That’s how we’ll get through this - together.

Gavin Newsom
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Friday, May 15, 2020                                                              (916) 445-4571

Photo Release: Governor Newsom and Legislative Leaders Meet to Discuss State Budget Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

SACRAMENTO – A day after submitting his May Revision to the Legislature, Governor Gavin Newsom today met with Senate President pro Tempore Toni Atkins, Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon, Senate Budget Chair Holly Mitchell, and Assembly Budget Chair Phil Ting to discuss efforts to enact a balanced budget by July 1. 

Photos from today's meeting:

COVID-19 Meeting 1

COVID-19 Meeting 2
Photo credit: Clarissa Resultan, California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.