State Of The State: Republican Response
In his annual State of the State address today, Gov. Gavin Newsom called the homelessness situation in "the richest state in the richest nation" a "disgrace."
Republicans basically agreed. They just differed on where to place the blame. In the party’s official response, Senate Republican Caucus Chair Brian Jones (El Cajon) laid out a few key areas where he said Newsom is falling short, faulting him in some cases for failing to even mention them:
- On a rise in homelessness here, even as some recent data show it’s declining elsewhere
- On a dip in housing construction despite a bold “Marshall Plan” on affordable housing
- On the state’s floundering high-speed rail project
- On the state’s contentious new independent contractor law
- On the new snowpack numbers, which suggest the drought is returning to portions of the state
- Republicans Call Out Newsom For What He Left Out
- Governor Newsom Went All In On Homelessness For His State of the State
Republicans agreed the homelessness crisis in wealthy California is a disgrace. They just differed on where to place the blame.