California Gov. Gavin Newsom delivered his annual State of the State address in Sacramento Tuesday, and he delivered the address in front of an audience of state lawmakers for the first time in two years.
Last year’s speech focused mainly on the pandemic. Newsom delivered it at an empty Dodgers Stadium in Los Angeles as the state’s vaccine campaign was picking up steam.
The year before, homelessness was the top issue. This year’s speech touched on both, as well as rising gas prices, climate change and education.
A recent UC Berkeley poll showed only 47% of Californians approve of Newsom’s job performance, with 66% saying he is doing a poor job on homelessness. That’s up double digits from two years ago.
Click play above to listen back to the full broadcast, including Newsom's address, Republican response and analysis from reporters around the state.
Gov. Gavin Newsom gave a pep talk to Californians tired of COVID and worried about crime, homelessness and inflation. In his State of the State address, he pledged some relief from high gas prices, but mostly promoted the “California Way."
Here’s what California’s governor had to say in his 2022 State of the State address, alongside corrections, clarification and context from the CalMatters reporting team.
California Gov. Gavin Newsom delivered his annual State of the State address in Sacramento Tuesday, and in front of an audience of state lawmakers for the first time in two years.