Newsom warns of more enforcement, restrictions for California


California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a $202 billion budget Monday with emergency pandemic funding, expanded unemployment aid and billions of dollars in cuts forced by the coronavirus-caused recession.

The budget that takes effect Wednesday assumed a $54 billion deficit brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic and Newsom’s March stay-at-home order, which halted much of the state’s economy.

“In the face of a global pandemic that has also caused a recession across the world and here in California, our state has passed a budget that is balanced, responsible and protects public safety and health, education, and services to Californians facing the greatest hardships,” Newsom said in a written statement.

The 2020-21 budget gives Newsom power to withhold $2.5 billion from cities and counties if they do not follow his administration’s COVID-19 rules designed to slow spread of the virus, including his statewide mask mandate.

Newsom warned Monday he will use that power if counties don’t obey his orders to roll back reopening when the state directs them to. His administration is currently urging Imperial County, where a surge in coronavirus cases has overwhelmed hospitals, to reinstate strict stay-at-home rules. And on Sunday he told seven counties they must close bars to slow spread of the virus.

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William Hicks
William Hicks
5 months ago

Call it a conspiracy if you want, but I see this as an attempt to affect the November election by destroying the california economy.

Penny Pappas
Penny Pappas
5 months ago

I agree – communist/deep left/destructor of all good things in life must go!

Masks are muzzles that create hypoxia which makes you more prone to illness – social distancing is idiocy and HCQ works great – 6000 doctors say so! We must fight because with every “kowtow” they just add on more! And what they plan to do to children in the fall is horrible! We should up all schools and universities with no testing/tracking/tracing – tracing was invented by Bill Gates 6 months before corona virus even existed! How is any of this even legal? In 1968 the Hong Kong flu killed 1 million people in the world and 100000 Americans – so they held Woodstock…

C. Collier
C. Collier
5 months ago

It is time for every resident of California to turn toward Sacramento, raise both hands high in the air, give Newsom BOTH middle fingers and tell him, “You’ve damaged the people and economy of California too much already. We’re not going to take your dictatorial decrees any longer. We’re going back to living our lives and trying to rebuild that which you have destroyed.”