The Latest: California governor moves to ease homelessness

Greensburg Daily News | 2/12/2019 | Staff
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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on California Gov. Gavin Newsom's State of the State address (all times local):

11:50 p.m.

Gov - Gavin - Newsom - Commission - Homelessness

Gov. Gavin Newsom is creating a new commission on homelessness and housing to address one of California's most difficult problems.

The Democratic governor said in his first State of the State speech Tuesday that it's a moral issue that has also become a public health crisis.

Illness - Drug - Abuse - Disease - Outbreaks

He cited mental illness, drug abuse and recent disease outbreaks and has proposed spending $600 million for homelessness care..

Newsom appointed Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg to head his Commission on Homelessness & Supportive Housing. Steinberg previously was leader of the state Senate.

Newsom - Administration - Huntington - Beach - Housing

Newsom's administration recently sued Huntington Beach for failing to reach housing goals and says he'll meet with other city leaders next week. He says he won't preside over "neglect and denial," and says cities must provide their fair share of affordable housing.

11:35 a.m.

California - Gov - Gavin - Newsom - Plan

California Gov. Gavin Newsom says he'll have a plan within 60 days for dealing with the recent bankruptcy filing by Pacific Gas & Electric after years of devastating wildfires.

Newsom said in his first State of the State address Tuesday that he has convened a team of the nation's best bankruptcy lawyers and financial experts from the energy sector. They will work with his administration to develop what he called a comprehensive strategy.

Power - Justice - Wildfire - Victims - Fairness

He's promising to ensure that safe, affordable power will continue to flow. He says he'll seek justice for wildfire victims, fairness for the utility's employees, and protection for ratepayers.

Newsom says the state won't waver on its ambitious clean energy goals, but must also address...
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