Gavin Newsom sworn in as California’s 40th governor

January 7, 2019

Gavin Newsom

Gavin Newsom was sworn in as California governor on Monday, becoming the 40th governor in the history of the Golden State. [Cal Coast Times]

Newsom, a Democrat who was elected by a wide margin in November, had served as lieutenant governor under Gov. Jerry Brown, whom he is succeeding. Previously, Newsom served as mayor of San Francisco. In his inaugural address, Newsom attacked the Trump Administration.

“We will offer an alternative to the corruption and incompetence in the White House,” Newsom said in his address. “Our government will be progressive, principled and always on the side of the people.”

Newsom is viewed as more progressive than Brown, who served four terms as California governor, two of which were in the 1970s and 1980s. On the campaign trail, Newsom vowed to deliver on progressive causes, like universal health care and affordable housing.

It is unclear how Newsom plans to overhaul California’s health care sector. He did say in his inaugural address, though, that the state should create a Marshall Plan for affordable housing in order to tackle homelessness.

Newsom is taking over the governorship following years of economic expansion and with a budget that has a several billion dollar surplus. There is concern, though, that the economy will soon weaken, and California’s debt and unfunded liabilities will become problematic.

Likewise, Newsom will have to contend with high expectations due to the timing of his inauguration with respect to the economic and fiscal state of California. Additionally, there has been concern among the business community, that Newsom’s policies will result in increased spending and taxation.


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Rambunctious

When you flood the state with illegal immigrants and give them a drivers lic and a voter registration card you lose your state forever…..


rukidding

“Always on the side of the people.” Didn’t he mean in their pocketbooks? If not why are so many people and businesses leaving the brown state and looking for greener pastures. Could it just be the corruption in his own backyard at the Capital?


fat chance

More money down the rat hole…why do we keep voting these guys in? We will always be on the side of the people as long as they are not legal citizens. That what it should have said.


Myself

Well this socialist wants to give state funded health care to over 100 thousand illegals here in this state and reinstate forced buying of ins and pay a fine if we don’t, we need to start an impeachment program on this jerk already.


copperhead

It’s going to get (even more) expensive.


c.d.cox

Why don’t the so called progressives (oops I mean commits) Look to EU and their problems.Open Borders ,Poor Medical,,unless super rich you can’t own a home some places income tax as high 80 percent plus tax on groceries VAT tax on and on if it is so great move to the EU. Guess you did not see the riots in France.


1waterluvr

BOOOO!!!! The definition of corruption and incompetence, voted in by illegal alien invaders.


Wildrnes
kayaknut

The Stanton Foundation, which was founded by Frank Stanton, the former president of CBS News has also given funding lately to FactCheck.org, and we all know CBS News people are above being dishonest?????


deepsea

One more step in the not so gradual socialization of America.