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Political Analysts Preview Gov. Newsom’s First State Of The State Address

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Gov. Gavin Newsom presents his 2019-2020 California budget proposal.

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What can we expect from Gov. Gavin Newsom's first State of the State address? Insight hosts a roundtable discussion with California political analysts on how Newsom will shape California’s priorities in 2019 ahead of today's speech.


  • Delaine Eastin, former California State Superintendent of Public Instruction who ran against Newsom in the 2018 Democratic primary.
  • Roger Salazar, owner of Alza Communications, a media consultant who works with the California Democratic Party. He previously served as campaign press secretary for Gov. Gray Davis.
  • Melinda Avey, the Second Vice Chair of the Sacramento County Republican Party.
  • Mike Madrid, principal at Grassroots Lab in Sacramento and a GOP political consultant.

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