Governor Newsom Delivers State of the State Address

On Tuesday evening, Governor Gavin Newsom delivered his State of the State address to an in-person audience of the California State Legislature. Governor Newsom, in his relatively brief address, touted the many successes of the state across a wide range of subjects, including climate change mitigation, economic growth and development, innovation, and social safety net policies.

The Governor briefly touched on the subject of COVID-19, highlighting his Administration’s continued COVID-19 vaccination efforts and its recently released SMARTER Plan. Governor Newsom additionally pointed to the successes of nonpharmaceutical interventions, including stay-at-home orders and masks, in protecting residents, decreasing cases, and saving lives.

The full text of the Governor’s State of the State address is available here.