SACRAMENTO, Calif. (KION-TV) Governor Gavin Newsom is highlighting the state's actions to fight COVID-19 and the homeless crisis from his California Blueprint, his proposed 2021-2022 fiscal year budget.
Governor Newsom’s Emergency Response Package focuses on keeping schools open and the economy moving, by ramping up vaccines, boosters, statewide testing, and increasing medical personnel.
Earlier in the day, he was addressing the homelessness crisis, focusing on quickly rehousing unsheltered individuals with behavioral health issues.
With the #CABlueprint, we will focus on clearing encampments and creating an est. total of 55K NEW housing units & treatment slots.— Office of the Governor of California (@CAgovernor) January 12, 2022
We’ve provided a roof for 58k+ people since COVID began.
We refuse to settle for excuses & demand greater urgency to get people off the streets. pic.twitter.com/blGTe34zNo
Earlier this month, Gov. Newsom signed an executive order to address concerns over price gouging on at-home COVID tests.
This week, he released his proposed budget that includes tax cuts and expanding healthcare. On Tuesday, Gov. Newsom addressed his proposal to expand healthcare coverage to include all Californian residents, regardless of immigration status.