State News

Governor Newsom Issues Executive Order to Support Communities Recovering from Wildfires 12.30.20

Published: Dec 30, 2020 SACRAMENTO – Governor Gavin Newsom today issued an executive order to further assist communities across the state recovering from devastating wildfires dating back to 2017. The order extends the state’s prohibition on price gouging for Butte, Los Angeles, Mendocino, Napa, Sonoma and Ventura counties. The full text of today’s executive order can be […]

Governor Newsom Signs Executive Order in Response to COVID-19 Pandemic 1.21.21

Published: Jan 21, 2021 SACRAMENTO – Governor Gavin Newsom today signed an executive order in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, extending the validity of medical cannabis identification cards that would otherwise have expired. The text of the Governor’s executive order can be found here. ###

Governor Newsom Signs Executive Order to Help Bolster State’s Vaccination Efforts 1.27.21

Published: Jan 27, 2021 SACRAMENTO – On the heels of newly announced improvements to the state’s vaccination plan, Governor Gavin Newsom today signed an executive order to bolster the state’s efforts to vaccinate as many Californians as possible as quickly as possible. To help maximize the number of health care professionals and providers administering vaccines, the […]

Governor Newsom Signs Executive Order in Response to COVID-19 Pandemic 3.4.21

Published: Mar 04, 2021 SACRAMENTO – Governor Gavin Newsom today signed an executive order extending authorization for local governments to halt evictions for commercial renters impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic through June 30, 2021. The order also extends protections against price gouging for emergency supplies and medical supplies amid the ongoing emergency response to the pandemic. The text of the […]

Governor Newsom Issues Executive Order to Support Communities Recovering from Wildfires 3.24.21

Published: Mar 24, 2021 SACRAMENTO – Governor Gavin Newsom today issued an executive order to further assist communities across the state recovering from devastating wildfires last year. The order extends the state’s prohibition on price gouging for counties impacted by various wildfires in August and September 2020. The full text of today’s executive order can be found here. ###

Governor Newsom Issues Executive Order to Support Communities Recovering from Wildfires 5.20.21

Published: May 20, 2021 SACRAMENTO – Governor Gavin Newsom today issued an executive order to assist communities recovering from devastating wildfires last year. The order extends the state’s prohibition on price gouging for the following counties impacted by wildfires in August and September 2020: Butte, Napa, Santa Cruz, Sonoma, Fresno, Lassen, Mendocino, Monterey, Shasta, Siskiyou, Solano, Trinity and Tulare. The […]

Governor Newsom Announces Clemency Actions, Signs Executive Order for Independent Investigation of Kevin Cooper Case

Published: May 28, 2021 SACRAMENTO – Governor Gavin Newsom today announced that he has granted 14 pardons, 13 commutations and 8 medical reprieves. In addition, the Governor signed an executive order to launch an independent investigation of death row inmate Kevin Cooper’s case as part of the evaluation of Cooper’s application for clemency. The investigation will review trial […]

As California Fully Reopens, Governor Newsom Announces Plans to Lift Pandemic Executive Orders

Published: Jun 11, 2021 Governor to lift Stay-at-Home Order and retire county tier system on June 15 as the state fully reopens SACRAMENTO – Governor Gavin Newsom today took action to lift pandemic executive orders as the state moves Beyond the Blueprint next week to fully, safely reopen. That includes terminating the Stay-at-Home Order that was implemented early […]

Governor Newsom Signs Executive Order Expediting Cal/OSHA’s Revised COVID-19 Regulations to Ensure Consistency with Public Health Guidance

Published: Jun 17, 2021 SACRAMENTO – Following the vote by the Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board to adopt revised COVID-19 Prevention Emergency Temporary Standards that reflect the state’s latest COVID-19 public health order, Governor Gavin Newsom today signed an executive order enabling the revisions to take effect without the normal 10-day review period by the Office of […]

As Drought Conditions Intensify, Governor Newsom Calls on Californians to Take Simple Actions to Conserve Water

Published: Jul 08, 2021 Voluntary 15 percent reduction in water use urged to preserve available supplies, protect water reserves Emergency declaration expanded to nine additional counties, bringing total to 50 counties across the state now under a drought state of emergency  SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY – Amid intensifying drought and record-breaking temperatures across the Western United States, […]

Governor Newsom Signs Order to Free Up Additional Energy Capacity Amid Oregon Wildfire Impacting Transmission Lines and Extreme Heat in the West

Published: Jul 10, 2021 SACRAMENTO – In response to the growing wildfire in Southern-Central Oregon that is impacting transmission lines used to import energy to California and continued extreme temperatures in the West, Governor Gavin Newsom today signed an executive order to free up additional energy capacity. Building on his emergency proclamation yesterday which suspends certain permitting requirements to […]

Governor Newsom Takes Action to Support California’s Hospitals and Schools Amid Delta Variant Impacts 

Published: Aug 16, 2021 SACRAMENTO – With the faster-spreading Delta variant driving an increase in new COVID-19 infections and hospitalizations in California, Governor Gavin Newsom today signed an executive order to ensure the state’s health care facilities continue to have the staffing and resources needed to prevent potential strain on the state’s health care delivery system and to provide […]