A governor’s State of the State address usually serves several purposes. If it isn’t the first speech, the goals are two-fold. The speech provides the state’s chief executive the opportunity to reflect on and promote accomplishments in the previous year. It also provides the chance to lay out priorities for the upcoming 12 months.
Gov. Gavin Newsom has made some bold moves in recent months, including an executive order accompanied by a billion dollars in expenditures to try to get a handle on the state’s homelessness crisis. Newsom has been very vocal about how PG&E should emerge from bankruptcy. And, in the role of the person in charge of the world’s fifth largest economy, has continued to openly challenge the Trump administration through opposing policies and filing lawsuits against the federal government.
- CapRadio State Government Reporter Scott Rodd