State of the State 2019

State of the State 2019


please take your seats members- Members please take your seats so we may proceed. Members a quorum is present in the assembly. Members we have a quorum [inaudible] Members. Members please take your seats so we may proceed. A quorum is present in the assembly . Please take your seats members. Members please take your seats. A quorum is present in the assembly [inaudible] We ask. That are guests. And visitors. In the rear of the chamber and in the gallery. Please stand for the prayer. Today’s prayer will be offered by assembly member Brian Dally Mister Dali. A mighty god. We thank you for the opportunity to live in such a wonderful state that you have created. We take you for the abundance of natural resources. I thank you for the innovation and creativity that the people of this state. Have used to impact the world. Father you teaches in Matthew how to pray. Our father in heaven hallowed be your name. Kingdom Come your will be done on earth as it is in heaven. We ask that haven’t come to earth. Father we have experienced. Devastating wildfires in the last couple of years. We ask that you come for those who have lost their loved ones their homes and their property. We ask that you heal our land. We thank you for the opportunity to serve. We ask the that you bless every legislator in this capital. Give us wisdom knowledge discernment and love. To help the people of California for the future and future generations that come behind us. We are the you break the chains of addiction. That you heal the mentally ill father god. Any you comfort the homeless. Please give special major a favor father god to the speaker [inaudible] Cam. And our governor Gavin Newsom. We ask these things. For your glory in our honor of your purposes and according to your will we pray amen. Thank you Mister dalli. We ask our guests and visitors remain standing. And join us for the flag salute please join assembly member burner COR bath and she leads us in the pledge Mister [inaudible] Thank you. I invite you to join me in the pledge of allegiance ready bega. I pledge. To the flag. Of the United States of America [inaudible] Hello. Thank you you may be seated. Reading of the previous day’s journal. Assembly chamber Sacramento Thursday January thirty first twenty nineteen recently met at nine AM on will Kevin Mullin speaker pro tem that’s on the presiding chief quickie Dotson Wilson at the desk. Assisting click David a Berman reading the roles called assembly member Choi form. Assembly motion carried. Stern Gloria moves and miss Waldron seconds of the reading of the previous day’s journal be dispensed with. Education temptations there are none. Introduction and reference bills will be deferred. Reports of committees will be deemed read and amendments deemed adopted. Messages from the governor will be received during the joint convention. Messages from the Senate. There are none. Moving to motions and resolutions today’s absences will be deemed read and printed in the journal. If you have not already silenced your mobile phone please do so now. Members we are procedural motions. Mr Gloria you are recognized for your procedural motion Sir thank you Mister speaker I rise request unanimous consent to suspend assembly rule one eighteen eight to allow speaker Rendon to have guests and photographers. On the floor at the rostrum and in the gallery for the governor state of the state address. Without objection I request is granted [inaudible] Mister speaker. Now will recessed regular session and convene to Japan convene the joint session. The governor has arrived I am appointing a joint committee to escort the governor to the rostrum. The following members to retire to the rear of the chamber. Assemblymembers Smith Ramos Salas Grayson. Com longer dove low. And Waldron. Senators Hertzberg. Leyva. Hurtado. Add furred pan. And Bates [inaudible] The departure — To members and guests please welcome the forty of governor of the great state of California. The honorable Gavin Newsom . We have several on our guests today please welcome the first partner Jennifer Siebel Newsom . The constitutional officers for the state of California. Lieutenant governor Laney could unlock this. The Attorney General I’ve ever Serra. The controller Betty. The superintendent of public instruction Tony Thurmond. The insurance commissioner Ricardo Lara. From the board of equalization from district one Ted Gaines. When the board of equalization districts to Malina current? When the board of equalization districts three Tony Vasquez? In board of equalization districts for Mike Schafer. Welcome the chief justices of the California Supreme Court that the kids Chief Justice the California Supreme Court. Tiny county — Soccerway. Associate justice mean Chen. Justice Carol Corrigan. Since you justice Goodwin Liu. Associate justice Mariano Florentino choir. Associate justice Lee under the Andrea Kruger. He’s welcome associate justice Joshua road. One welcome our consular corps thank you for being here. And I also want to welcome and welcome all of our other distinguished [inaudible] Special first state of the status pro tem and we know all know how happy I am to have her here — We jointly signed an opinion piece- In — In a look at the papers and the newspaper. We noted that we that we have a lot of work to do. But that we would be doing it together. We said it’s not about winning a competition it’s about winning games for the people that we represent. The people of California. All of them. I’m sure that — Center Atkins joins me in signing on in signing another piece. Welcoming Gavin Newsom to our to he shares are progressive values and our commitment to making California better for all of his residence. Look forward to his first day of the state address. I know we can also Cañada six sisters as we ten the governor of any could lock is. Now it is my pleasure to introduce the president pro tem of the California Senate. The honorable Toni Atkins. It is so wonderful to be back in this house today thank you so much. Mister speaker for hosting us from the Senate and for your partnership. I it is extremely important on behalf of our great state so thank you Mister speaker. It’s an honor to be able to in yes lieutenant governor the first woman elected to serve in that position. And I’m grateful for her commitment to California’s world class institutions of higher learning. And as the representative of several communities that depend on our coast I’m grateful for the strong voice that she will bring to the state lands commission. At times like this in the history of America it’s hard to shake the feeling. As Joan Didion said things better work here in California because here is where we run out of continent. So with our new governor at the helm and our steam Senate president and lieutenant governor I you heard me say a steam Senate president. And lieutenant governor in support I’m confident that we have the leadership sure that things keep working better here. So please join me in welcoming the honorable Laney in a lock . President pro tempore that warm and gracious introduction. Looking around this chamber there is so much to be proud ou. Every year California’s elected officials look more and more like the people we represent. This year. There are more. There are more women. In more parents with small kids and big idea. Change is in the air along with great anticipation. Of what we will do together to meet the challenges of the twenty first century. Over the past twenty months I’ve had the opportunity to travel to all fifty eight counties. Asking questions and list. From all walks of life. We know it’s the end of the Great Recession California has rebounded to become the fifth largest economy in the world. Is that a record low GDP growth is out pacing most of the country. And we have a significant budget surplus. But traveled the state I’m that man are still out there striving to rebuild their economic security. And regain what they lost during the recession. I was inspired by a profound sense not of exasperation but of hope. And expectation. Of hope that is California’s democratically elected representatives we hear them. And an expectation that we will advance policies to keep the California dream alive for everyone. Californians are looking to all of us and especially to our newly elected governor and first partner. Your old leadership in just these first weeks has already affected the national dialogue on issues like border security and human rights. And your first proposed budget underscores our commitment to fiscal responsibility a commitment to our children. Our environment our world renowned system of public higher education and so much more. Which is why we are here today for your very first state of this day. Ladies and gentlemen it is my honor and privilege to introduce the fortieth governor of the great state of California please stand for governor Gavin a lot of vetting [inaudible] Over under. Someone said two hours or one I said in a big one we’re gonna be alright but I want to thank all of you. For the generosity of spirit I want to thank. Mister speaker you in particula- For being a champion not only for all Californians but bean — An extraordinary courageous leader and and thank you very much for your generosity of welcoming myself and my wife. Into your house to data. That a pro tem thank you. For your commitment. To perhaps more than anything else collaboration monster board I think is really help make this first month together — So remarkably productive — And it is a nice thing to say for the first time ever. I get to say in this chamber thank you madam lieutenant governor for that interaction — With. The knowledge the lieutenant governor. To seven is not always the case we gotta remember our our status. And all the constitutional officers I want to thank you for being here today on the legislators and all the elected officials that — I see up there they travel across the state to be here I mean they should be grateful and humble — By your presence here today and it just so you’re. Reassured do not worry dot is not here today — We would clearly learned our lesson from. Yeah you can be stuck having to pay attention to me this time — So. I know not so easy look just over four weeks ago I I stood there in front of this capital and and I pledge to defend not just the California constitutio. But I pledge to defend the California dream. And today I want to talk to you about how we can every traditional measure you just heard that the state of our state is strong. We have that record breaking. We’ve added over three million jobs since the death of the recession we’re seeing wages rising. When a state with more scientists more engineers more Nobel laureates more venture capital more patents emanating than any other part? Of this country and we of course have the finest. System of higher education anywhere in the world. But alone. Along with that prosperity and progress there are problems that have been deferred too long. And that thread to put the California dream out of reach for too many. But we face hard decisions that are coming due. And the choices we make will shape our future and the future quite literally millions for decades to come and this is what I want to talk about today as frankly. And is directly as I can the tough calls we must make together. Issues like rail on water. And energy. How we protect our migrants how we care homeless? And how above all else we tackle the affordability crisis that is coming to the file. Lot in this. I won’t pretend. To have all the answers but the only way to find them is to I think face these issues honest [inaudible] Let’s start. Let’s start with some of the fear mongering. That’s coming out of the White House about this. Quote unquote so called border emergency — For me. For me this is an echo from fifteen years ago I was in a new mayor. Sitting in the gallery of the state of the union. In Washington when President Bush said that the LGBT Americans could not be able to get merit. Was an attack my perspective on our friends our neighbors and on California values. I was so proud to watch brave Californians answer those attacks with love and courage. Phyllis line in del Martin made fifteen years ago to this very day. So now just like back then we must stand up for those that are maligned marginalized and scapegoat. Because last week. We heard another president stand up at the state of the union an offer a vision of America fundamentally. At odds with California values. It describes a country where inequality didn’t seem to be a problem. Work climate change then exist and where the greatest threat we face comes from families seeking asylum. At the border. You’ll just last night down it also he said all. So let’s just state the facts we are currently experiencing the lowest number of border crossing since nineteen hundred and seventy one California like our nation are undocumented population is at the lowest level. In more than a decade. Some five hundred and fifty thousand fewer in our state alone. Immigrants both here legally. Those without documentation commit crimes at a lower rate than native born citizens. And those families. And families those women and children seeking asylum at the borders are doing so legal. Those are the facts this border emergency is nothing more than a manufactured crisis in California will not be part of this political theater . Just yesterday I I I sent to the new director of the National Guard. But I’m on a new mission one that’s gonna focus on respectfully the real threat space in our state. Now directed the National Guard third of the forces that are currently the border to be redeployed. Are for the upcoming fire season by joining cal fire and prevention and suppression work work by right by the way. Ironically that was curtailed during the recent Sutter. Another third. Will boost the National Guard statewide counter drug task force by read appoint up north to go after all these illegal cannabis farms many of which are run by the cartels. That are devastating are pristine forest house becoming fire hazards. And the remaining third of our guards. We directed to to focus on stopping criminal smuggling drugs and guns through existing. The wall that stretches thousands and thousands of miles their wilderness will do nothing to stop this struck this threat. So the answer the White House with all due respect. No more division no more Xena phobia. No more nativism we suffered enough of that in the nineteen nineties with proposition one eighty seven and proposition [inaudible] Next a let’s look at some. As level about the high speed rail. In I’m nothing but respect for governor brown and governor Schwarzenegger’s. Vision I should. But our state’s economy and quality of life depend on improving transportation. But let’s be real. Project as planned would cost too much. Respectfully take too long. There’s been too little oversight. And not enough transparency. Right now there simply isn’t a path to get from Sacramento to San Diego let alone from. Francisco LA. I wish there were [inaudible] However [inaudible] He we do have the capacity to complete a high speed rail link between Merced and Bakersfield now I know. I know some critics are gonna say well that’s a trained in a way. But I think that’s wrong. And I think that’s offensive. The people of the Central Valley in during the worst air pollution in America and have some of the longest commutes in this state. And they have suffered too many years of neglect from policy makers respectfully here in Sacramento. They deserve better. And the high speed rail project to be part of you can see there’s another high speed rail is more than a train project. It’s about economic transformation it’s about unlocking the enormous potential of the valley. That we can align our economic and workforce development strategies anchored by the high speed rail in. Them with tools like opportunities ons that could form the backbone of a re invigorated Central Valley economy. Merced Fresno Bakersfield between our more dynamic than people realize. The valley. The valley may be known around the world. For agriculture. But there’s another story. Ready to be told a story of a region hungry for investment a workforce eager for more training and good jobs Californians that deserve a fair share of our states prosperity. Look. Will continue. To support our regional projects north and south. Will finish phase one of the environmental work. Will connect the revitalized Central Valley to other parts of the state and we will continue to push for for more federal funding and private dollars. But let’s get something done once and for all. And for those of you. I know you’re out there that they just want to throw away this. Whole project. So to give up on this all endeavor. I just offer you this. Abandoning the means we will have wasted billions and billions of dollars with nothing but broken promises partially. Filled commitments and lawsuits to show for and with all due respect. I have no interest in sending back three and a half billion dollars of federal funding that was allocated to this project to president Donald Trump. That would do it at that fundamentally would have to happen. But we just walked away. But also I’m not interested in making the same all mistakes and that’s why today I’m ordering some new transparency measures. Gonna hold contractors. Gonna hold consultants accountable having to explain how tax dollars are spent including change orders cost over runs and even travel expenses. And we’re gonna. We’re also we’re also going to see some governance changes starting with my my pick for the next chair of the high speed rail authority Lenny men dogs up my economic development directo. When is you know is is running economic a workforce development and I this fundamentally believe that? Transportation and economic development go hand in hand so. That’s a position on high speed right. Let’s talk about water. We need a fresh approach when it comes to meeting California’s massive water challenges. We a big state. First water needs cities in that that need clean drinking water. Farms in the irrigation to keep feeding the world fragile ecosystems that must be protected. Our water supplies becoming less reliable because of climate change in our populations growing. A strong economy. That means a lot of demand on unpredictable supply. There are no easy answers. But let me be as direct not support the water fix as currently configured. Meeting I do not support the twin towers. We can however build on the important work that’s already been done. And that’s why I do support. Well is not an option. We need to protect our water supply from earthquakes from rising sea levels we need to preserve delta fisheries and we need to meet the needs of cities and farms. We have got to get past these old binary. Like. For in mental the north versus south. Are approach can’t be either or it has to be yes and conveyance and efficiency. And recycling projects like the ones were seen in southern California met water district. Expanding flood plains in the Central Valley groundwater recharge like farmers are already doing in Fresno county. A portfolio approach to the building water infrastructure in meeting long term demand. And to help bring this balance. I’m appointing a new chair to the ask Joaquin Eskimo. In his first task. His first task our collective effort must be to cross the finish line on real agreements to save the sat Sacramento. San Joaquin bay delta. We must get this done for the resilience of a mighty rivers. For the stability of our agricultural sector in the millions and millions of people. That depend on this water everyday. Talk honestly about [inaudible] Water. Taking a sip as a prop — But just this morning. Just this morning more than a million Californians woke up without clean water to basin let alone drink. Some schools have shut down drinking fountains due to contamination. Some poor communities like those I recently visited in Stanislaus county are paying more for on drinkable water. Then Beverly hills pays for per St this. Pristine water. With respect this is a moral disgrace and it’s a medical emergency. There are literally hundreds of water systems across this state contaminated by lead. Contaminated by arsenic. And your brain. In solving this crisis it will demand sustained funding but more poorly anything else it’s going to demand political will from each and everyone of us. Let’s sell. Stock about our energy future. And the P. Ginny bankruptcy. We’re all frustrated or angry it’s had to come to this BG needed not do enough to secure daters appointment. My administration will work to make sure PT up hold its obligations. Of convene the team of the nation’s best bankruptcy attorneys and and financial experts from across the energy sector. They will work with my strike team to develop a comprehensive strategy that we will present within sixty days. We will ensure continued access to safe affordable power. We will seek justice for fire victims fairness for employees and protection for ratepayers. We will continue to invest in safety and we will never waver on achieving the nation’s most ambitious clean energy goals. But we face are far greater. Than Fiji. I’m a check is putting pressure on all of are utilities public and private north and south. Edison. San Diego gas electric most recently had their credit ratings number market is evolving from rooftop solar wind generation to smart grid technologies from community choice aggregators. To direct access service. Otherwise known as power purchase agreements. More and more of our electricity now is be procured outside of the investor owned utilities. Regulations and insurance practices that were created decades ago they did not anticipate these changes. So we must map out a long term frame. Just for the utilities future but for California’s energy future to ensure that the costs of climate change doesn’t fall on those least able to afford. I want. To term briefly education. The teacher strike in LA is over about the need to confront a Tyler underlying causes obviously is only just begun. Understaffed schools over crowded classrooms pension pressures the achievement gap growth of charter schools the stressors are showing up all over the state. Right here in Sacramento in Fresno in local. Districts across the state are a challenge to balance budgets even in this strong economy. The time we’re spending more on schools than we have ever befor. Seven years ago we invested forty seven point three billion dollars in our schools. Next year with your support. Will invest over eighty million dollars by the way that it could five hundred seventy six million dollars respect. But it’s not enough. We’re still for first in the nation. In per pupil fun. Something needs to change. It’s long overdue that we have that honest conversation about how we fund our schools not only at the state level. But the local. At the same time though let’s remember that the measure of a school systems excellence is more than the sum of its budget. We need a clear and achievable standards of transparency. More information sharing in accountability for all public schools traditional and charter school. We also need a new president for the state board of education to work with our superintendent. Tony Thurmond. Welcome students and my that position is nationally recognized expert Linda Darling Hammond [inaudible] Thank. There’s another. Urgent moral issue. We must confront. That’s this homelessness homelessness. Epidemic. So many of California’s almost whether their their families veterans victims of rents spikes or survivors plane domestic violence are invisible and left behind by our society. District. Suffering from bipolar disorder schizophrenia paranoid many of them self medicating with drug or alcohol addiction. Is a consequence are homeless crisis is increasingly becoming a public health crisis. Last year we had hepatitis a outbreak in San Diego recently there’s an outbreak a surplus. Up in so no my type base. In Los Angeles. Type X.. Eight made evil disease and California in two thousand and ninety I know mayor so I know county supervisor city council all around the state are working hard. To reduce homelessness and its underlying causes but we’ve got to have their backs they cannot do it alone. Standing up at the in. Lead to discussions keep standing up there — Appointing there are Steinberg to a new commission on homelessness in support of housing thank you mayor Scott . With your support. We’re gonna put up. Another half a billion dollars into immediate funding for navigation centers mercy shelters with supportive services on site. With this poor but another hundred million dollars in the hole person cared. To replace the fragmented approach to services with ones that are more integrated and more comprehensive. And while cities and counties on the frontline this challenge will only be solved on a regional basis. So we need to work together as a state and reaches to focus on mental health and more permanent supportive housing because at the end of the day shelter sol sleep. Housing and support of services solved homeless . Talk about something. We too often overlook. The Golden State is getting grayer. We need to get ready for this major demographic challenge headed our way. For the first time in our history older Californians what our number young children. Over the next decade or statewide senior population is projected to increase by four million. In twenty five years it’s going to double. In more than half will require some form of long term care. Growing old knows no boundaries aging doesn’t care what race you are your economic status whether you’re single. Or you have family support. I have some personal. And painful experience with the other. After years and years of the colony physical health and dimension. Use the term in a live out his days with dignity. You also have to be retired public official with a good pension. And a support circle of family and friends but even with all of those advantage. All of those advantages. With the daily challenge for him to meet his needs so he can live in place and maintain. A good quality of life. Millions of California very similar story. In the numbers. Are the only grow. It’s time for a new master Jean in California . You know it’s got — Dress person centered care. The patchwork of public service. Got address social isolation. Better lock seniors the need transportation. Dress the nursing shortage LV ends in our ends. And the demand on aye HSS Arnold support services that far outpaces its capacity. You know we can’t talk about. Aging without also focusing on all times. Too many of us in the crushing grip of this disease on our loved ones especially on our wives and mothers. Because two thirds of all new Alzheimer’s cases are women. Two thirds. So today I launching the all times prevention and preparedness task force bring in the most renowned scientist and thinkers together to develop. Its car search in this area. It will be headed. By leading advocate for families dealing with Alzheimer’s. And that is our former First Lady Maria Shriver [inaudible] Uhhuh [inaudible] Die together. Many of these are challenges we face is the broader cost. Crisis. In a recent survey came out last week 61% of young adults in California so they can’t afford to live. 61%. California should never be a place where only the well off can lead a good life. And it starts with housing perhaps the most overwhelming challenge we face right now. We all know the problem. Well the problem. Too much demand. Too little supply. And that is happening in large part because too many cities and counties aren’t even planning how to build. Summer flat out refusing to do anything at all. That’s why I committed seven hundred and fifty million dollars for a major new incentive package for communities to do the right thing. Two hundred fifty million dollars in support for cities and counties to update their housing plans to revamp there’s only process and get more housing entitled. Five hundred more in grants when they achieve certain milestones. Put it we want to California for all for all. I want to support local governments. I want to support local governments to do what’s right. Like Anaheim. Like Santa Rosa. But there’s got to be accountability for those that do not. Channel two weeks ago. The state of California sued the city of Huntington beach for failing to meet. Its obligations on affordable housing let me just tell you look at the former mayor the last thing I want to do is a start my term. Suing the city. But was Buckley they left us no choice. By the way it’s not about picking on Huntington beach they just happen to be first because of a statute of limitations. But there are forty seven other cities across California that are not complying with their planning requirements in one way or another. Some cities are try like clothe. But others respectfully. Like we went. Huntington park Montebello they’re not. Some inviting all the city leaders to sit down with me and southern California next week for a candid conversation. I do not intend to file suit against all forty seven but I’m not going to preside over neglect and denial any longer . I was a local elected official I I’m not naive oaks that cities need to some of that political courage and we gonna have their backs. Look also wanting knowledge. That there are other factors beyond city planning that have limited our ability to provide more house. We’ve done a good job but I need you to review and see what the professional sports. But it’s time to do the same thing for housing. The things happening. Someone applaud. The recent efforts by home builders and labor leaders who together working to forge a compromise in the space to accelerate production. But there’s no way we can achieve our ambitious targets unless we train a skilled workforce. That’s big enough to meet the challenge and also. Make sure that we have workers is that a high enough to also support their families. That’s the purchase process and and let’s bring more people to the table to get something big done I am confident we can do that this year. And while we’re at it. Let’s not forget about something else. A lot of us made commitments myself included. After proposition ten failed at the ballot last November. And the pressure on vulnerable renters did not go away. After election. We need new rules to stabilize neighborhoods to prevent the vacations without putting small landlords out of business. So I want the best idea from everyone in this chamber and here’s my promise to you. Get me a good package on rent stability this year and I will sign. We’re serious about obtaining the cost crisis. We also need to be serious abou. Healthcare is affordable for all Californians. And our ability ability to invest. In everything we care about is constrained by this issue by the growing pressure. Of rising healthcare costs impacts with respect to the White House is laser focus. Has been for years are destroying the affordable Care Act. Their vandalism by the way is already done. Extraordinary damage in California by eliminating the individual mandate. This year covered California’s premiums increased almost twice as much. As we had expected. This is exactly what we fear and respect like it’s exactly what they want. And that’s why when it comes to the mandate [inaudible] Where wash? We do this will not be able to deep in subsidies for those earning up to forty eight thousand dollars an extended subsidies to families. Earning up to one hundred and fifty thousand dollars something no other state in America has done. We have the ability to do that [inaudible] Another issue. We all know that. California has among the lowest Medicaid reimbursement rates in America. And that’s why in our budget we devote more than one billion dollars to increase rates and address the growing providers shortage. This investment will allow us to increase access to preventive health measures like immunization. Promise screenings and mental health services as well as provide one hundred million dollars for reproductive health and family planning in our well we pursue those long term goal single payer financing let us make a down payment now. Like spending medic cal coverage for Californians up to the age of twenty six regardless of their immigration status . It’s this is only part of the solution. Costs is another. We must address rising costs throughout the system. Like the consolidation of hospitals and other healthcare providers which in many cases limited patient choice. They made medical care simply more expensive. We also must continue to bring down the cost of prescription drugs. My my my first half his government. Was to lay the foundation for single purchasing system the largest state buyer in the nation which by the way will save hundreds of millions of dollars a year for the people of California. And I want to thank. At least someone cares about that saves but I want to thank I want to thank. President trump. I want to thank president shrub for calling attention to prescription drug prices last week in a state of the union. This is a bi partisan issue at least it should be and I hope he follows through and takes the lead of California in the process. Let’s talk about jobs [inaudible] You don’t. Got to ask ourselves. How do we create a future? With more good jobs and higher wages. Because when it comes to making life in California more affordable cost is only one sid. Of the equation the others income. So despite our our room rising wages working families in California today. Many working parents are making less than their parents did at the same age. That’s why with your support. We were both re providing this year a cost of living refund like spending the earned income tax credit two eight million more California . The budget for families with kids under the age of six they will see their benefits go up by as much as three times. Look in this economy. As a back. Look in this economy with the world of work is in a perpetual state of flux where workers are too often displaced the value to disconnected from the social safety net we also must think bigger. It’s time to develop a new modern compact for California’s changing workforce. This respectfully is much bigger than dynamax. California needs a comprehensive statewide strategy up lift and office. To ensure that technological advancements in a I am blockchain big data are creating jobs not destroying jobs. I believe we need to reform. Our institutions that so the more workers. Have an ownership stake in their sweat equity. So we’ll appoint a new commission I California’s work that will bring together leaders from later business for public. And private in their Simon is this to come up with new ideas to expand worker opportunity without extinguishing innovation of flexibility. Because California is obviously proud. To be home technology companies that are determined to change the world the companies that make respectfully billions of dollars collecting. Curating monetizing our personal data also have a duty to protec. Consumers have a right to know and control how their data is being used and so I want to applaud you. This legislature for passing the first in the nation digital privacy law last year [inaudible] Well. California consumers should also be able to share in the wealth. That is created from their data. So I ask my team to develop a proposal for a new data dividend for California. We recognize. That. To you we could do something bold in the space. Let me and by making the obvious point would cover a lot of brow. But there’s a lot more that deserves our focus climate change reforming our tax code. Our criminal justice system. Major nations like paid sick leave universal preschool free community college reimagining the DMV. Yes. There’s there’s so much more it will be taken out all those issues and more. In the coming months. Hi my not arrive a few weeks back I quoted the sermon on the mount. About a house. I did not wall the face of floods. And storms because it was about upon a rock. I missed that together we will build one house for one California. He started drawing the blueprint for that house in it together. We’re gonna finish it. But this goes deeper than budget numbers Friedman program details this is about the bonds. Between us as human beings. And I say policy one bodies. Were all diminished when one of the struggles to lead a good life. The problems we face are as hard as they come in there in many cases decades in the making. But I truly believe we have the tools to solve them with the technology we have the know how but most importantly. We have the generosity of our people. How many remember the story of that registered nurse? Up in paradise. Who is sitting in traffic? Trying to escape the fire as flames started involved his car. He thought this is it. Any recorded a goodbye video to his family. Then a miracle. A bulldozer came out of nowhere and clear the burning cars items pass. At point he could I just driven away as fast. As possible that’s what a lot of us would have done. Instead he turned his car have. Any drove straight to the hospital in the middle of the town where he worked in the ICU. He and his colleagues started treating injured people. Than the hospital caught on fir. He moved to patients for the helipad there was a hundred yards away as fast as he could. Every single one of them was safely evacuated. And when he was asked why he did this. Why he drove back through the fire when you could just save himself? He shrugged and said this is what we do. His name. Is Alan prefers. Any is here with us today [inaudible] Allen’s right. Taking care of each other. Showing courage when it matters most this is what we do. In California. Yes we have much left to do but I believe in the remarkable talent assembled here. And I believe in our state. And I know this the bottom of my heart. The best is yet to come thank you all very . Thank you governor some. Without objection the governor state of the state address of the printer the journal as a separate appendix. We will adjourn the joint convention signing died. We are back in regular session announcements. The session schedule is as follows Wednesday February thirteenth check in session. Thursday February fourteenth check in session Friday February fifteenth floor session at nine AM . All other items remaining should be passed retain all motions to be continued. I am ready to entertain a motion to adjourn. Mr Gloria moves and miss Waldron seconds that this house stands adjourned until Friday February fifteenth at nine AM. The quorum call is that . Speaker Anthony Rendon my friend my partner. Good good to go. We did not — Blue the fuses and have. Re reading. And reading. You know work. Since to really great novel this morning called into the distanc. By a guy named her non deists first novels. Contest. It’s really a Senate over okay. It’s really really good. About a Swedish immigrant. Tries to walk in the west coast to the east coast during the gold rush [inaudible] Good afternoon — The governor outlined of a bold vision for this state it was a a great speech as speech that — Where there tremendous amount of shared values between he and I and and are pro tem as well answer but did was a stark contrast between? What we see in Washington DC and and what we have here in California so I was? Proud to be here and glad to be a part of it. Hello and thank you Mister speaker for having — The Senate here today — And I I agree I think he laid out a bold agenda. I certainly formidable task on assembling a formidable group of people to have but I guarantee you each and every member of the legislature in the assembly and the Senate — Care about each and every one of the issues that he brought up today and so I think the governor’s going to find a willing mess. From the assembly and the Senate to actually tackle some of these really critical issues so it was certainly the most newsworthy. As state of the state — That I can recall. While. Well I agree with that I agree with the governor that — We after to rethink — Are are high speed rail efforts. And I also agree with him that. To call it a trained to know where is is offensive it’s offensive to those communities it’s offensive to those those hard working communities that certainly need the economic development. The extent to which a train from Bakersfield — To Merced fulfill the original vision — Of of what Californians voted — For that that said that’s another matter doesn’t link the two largest urban areas in the state or two of the three largest urban areas in the stat- Is seems problematic. But I also think that he hit on the major issues that — Californians have talked about since we approved it which is transparency understanding what the plan is — The promise of a public private partnership — And also — The commitment relate to the issues that the speaker talked about economic development — And also the ability — To to as you do tackle those issues create jobs so. I think again it’s a new approach to a continued challenge. In order to try to move forward so I’m I’m. Optimistic. That we want to see this move forward but in a way it is righ. What we? Do . What we certainly want to cover all Californians the goal is to get to a 100% coverage but it’s very very early? In the budget process — Our budget subcommittee haven’t even met yet so we we it’s premature. We have a process and I think we have to honor the committee chairs that we have put in place in the budget process in those committees — We always have these conversations we are always trying to figure out — How to meet the ultimate goal so we have to let that process continue and no doubt it will? Pop with a shared goal is to speaker already articulated [inaudible] The bill. Well a in the conversation has been — In the last couple of years one tunnel two tunnels — It’s sort you know I think it is again a new approach to a challenge that we face and I think for Central Valley and southern California my position on to always been. I want to understand the cost factor involved in this at the same time were also respect in the communities in protecting the environmental piece. Of this but also. Are are we going to be able to get a project that is a fission and in terms of cost as well so. A new approach. I’ve been skeptical. Skeptical of the two while we were in sure awhile ago whether. The science work so I think guy rethinking it and and and and retooling it makes a lot of sense. I like when the governor talked about the the fact that the delta. In its current form is is not sustainable if there were an earthquake right now in the delta — There would be — The catastrophic for the delta so something needs to be done — And the doubt that I was never a fan of the to total approach so I think any any tweak is a is a good. Good starting point for sure. It’s a it’s a matter of discussion their bills so — This is part of again the conversation of legislation and budgeting. The governor has weighed in on this in terms of the need so it’ll be part of our budget conversations and are legislative. Conversations. Add different scenes were mentioned in this — Speech versus a different faith. Different same same our a little less as with but saints none the less [inaudible] High speed . This is new [inaudible] For this — I took it as is advocating is a step by step approach and something that is more durable and keeping promises to those communities so — I don’t know if you’d call that putting the brakes on or stepping back and taken an assessment of a situation and determine. That we may be approach this differently [inaudible] This [inaudible] Nine nine the protection. I think that’s to be expected they’re different people — Different experiences — So different emphases it’s not surprising to me. At you know II he is the governor and he has a list of issues that he came into office prepared. To tackle and we saw some of that during the campaign. I I think he is excited to be here excited to finally get. To put it through his lens and tackle a lot of these issues is excited and ready to go. And die you. The thing I’m excited about he obviously intends to make sure that we travel that passed together. And I have a number of colleagues in this room today. Who want to be part of the solution to yes? So I’m excited by his energy. I’m excited . One more time [inaudible] Thank. And I think it’s a it’s a big part of our agenda in the assembly and something the governor’s talk to to me about several times of yeah it’s it’s certainly certainly import. While the conversation. At alley UST revolved around this issue. At again you know I don’t want to get all the process we have members who are. Who are running bills and I don’t know I get ahead of that process? And we have multiple avenues whether and when you talk about on the ballot — You know that’s a we have a legislative process there’s a ballot process and there’s a wa. To come together on those are options but I think the underlying point is that we’ve got to figure out how we’re going to address. Education funding and I think the ideas discuss in budget terribly and legislative lake — There’s going to be room for us. To to to to look at those different paths . Specifically and on I’m sorry on Tyson. Sandals [inaudible] Right [inaudible] Right. Yeah I’m it’s certainly we have a role on on the actual thirty itself we have a a member represented there in a and I have an appointee the pro tem does as well so yeah there’s definitely. Definitely room for us in that conversation. This is rob are pretty new to m- Just learned about this so so room. Have conversations for sure. I think if you heard him during the campaign for governor he expressed — Some. Concern about how this and an understanding that. I went elected and sworn in it would be on his watch so I think he gave he gave indications of course that he might take a different approach. Not unanticipated thank you very much — So we’re continuing with a live coverage of the assembly democratic caucus state of the state the first thing of the state at report by governor Gavin Newsom in that we’re joined. By assembly member Shirley Weber from San Diego assembly member thank you for joining us what’s your reaction to this side of the state of the governor. Well I think first of all it’s really wonderful to have a governor who wants to take a very comprehensive approach to many of the social and economic issues we face in California. Rather than just a quick response — To things that that we’re facing he seems to have a comprehensive view whether it’s housing with his education those kinds of things and he’s in a unique position to be able to do that. Because we solve many of the economic problems we had maybe six or seven years ago when a good place financially and now California has to respond — Hopefully very aggressively to the issues we face in terms of what is happening in terms of economics for every California. Assembly member Shirley Weber from San Diego thank you so much I appreciate it — Assembly member Monique Limon from Santa Barbara joining us now to chair of the women’s caucus at what is your reaction of the governor. Is the it was very promising to hear some of the ideas that he’s bringing forward some of the continued issues as a vice chair of the women’s caucus I was very happy to hear. About job opportunity I was very happy here how much is going to be invested in families kids and our state around areas of health care housing homelessness these are issues that impact everyone in our community and certainly there’s an excitement there to hear. His ideas and his plans to deliver the commission aging and outside the mansion. He did the governor mentioned aging and establishing a new commission for the state of California that’s going to look at our aging population and also Alzheimer’s which is an issue that’s near and dear to my hear. And it’s an issue that so many families in this state and have to deal and grapple with and it’s a very difficult issue and this is important because it’s not yet been tackled at the state level in a way. That has made meaningful change. The commission and these ideas immigrant workers okay because you’re fully by lingering is by no one is service young any for me this kind of a government of having this. Elaine four minutes that’ll fallible gate knows your spend and sat and I one of the most famous give almost everyday spaniel given that said they must get kilo he’s a tortilla. Alleges that do not a vital matter what him to live even that is a look as we put them to bed I thought as this one us in a list of the California. I mean thing Acosta as well yes this in which I can Davis is not waiting at the ad than anything that’ll but add V. Acteon is this that — Seek is meant when they might Limón thank you so much for joining us we appreciate it. Assume right Gipson was answer the chair of the assembly democratic caucus — Your reaction to the governor’s first it is the one I believe without a vision people pair certainly this governor has articulated his vision in a broad fashion one of which I will follow — Not think this legislature’s motivated — His core values around homelessness which is key housing water how can we talk about with the fifth largest economy in the world. And we are those people in California who doesn’t have clean drinking water so he’s talking about making sure that we bring everyone. Not just some P. what everyone – That will move into this land of promise here in California should also we have been example for the rest of the nation including Washington DC this president color a lot from this governor what he’s articulated here today. Thank you very much as a member Mister Gibson I appreciate your time. Joining us now is assembly member when they get reserve representing is Los Angeles welcome at your concert by the governor’s for state of the state. I’m actually incredibly excited that the governor touched on several issues including housing homelessness climate change the future of our state and most importantly. Education the investment of eight hundred and he made a in transparency yes across our state and I in an effort to a to really understand the achievement gap for communities of color. And if you’re some kind of intelligence and and is by your cervix young any form of the governor of Gavin this. Is time windows has my level look if you click on my loan you some sort of a and values they must they out all that is the case equal is that most of us don’t can help you know god. Lakeport until windows that about holes in a Swiss that’ll eight them of the me guests you own it come up with the most deadly out commented on this and with that the less personas can even as the style better looking may was Dahle. Mother that the although for look at the close of rely the classy on so more bombs — Invent the aproximadamente which ASEAN plus me on as a lettuce and a soda and a simple liquor Kenyan those me honestly when I said but I the concern is busy on his time is this idea. But a circle many items go when I when I look I see on is that okay none of you know kind of when they get that some of my lotus and mystical money that. I let the seven his for in large part he did I think president he’s not afraid. To confront some really tough issues head on aye he talks about high speed rail talks about water security homelessness housing. Future of jobs across the state of California and appreciate I think in particular his emphasis on as he talked about high speed rail in education. He emphasized the need for more accountability and transparency and I think as a new member of this chamber I want to make sure that we’re doing everything that we can. Make sure that we are spending our tax payer’s dollars session Lee and effectively and that we are I in California’s economy together. As a member between there is thank you so much for participating in for joining us assemblymember weeks — Representing Berkeley and the bay area at thank you for joining us your thoughts about the governor’s first it is the well it was governor’s for says state and my for state of the state — In the audience so — I enjoyed it I listen I thought it was a home run. You know Gavin Newsom is unafraid. I’m is willing to talk about the tough issues I love his emphasis on addressing our homelessness crisis he talked explicitly about mental health issues. And the need to have more mental health resources made that you don’t see that happen very ofte- For many governor’s prior to this so I think that’s and wealth but also with that — Is making sure renters are protected — Any said bring us bring me a bill and I will sign it and so many of us are gonna be working on that while we’re here. But I also love his focus on you know the future of work and what jobs look like I’m expanding the EITC I’m making sure that the everyone has access to the resources that they need so there was a lot in this — City to say that I just thought was great I thought overall it was a home run and I’m really proud that he’s our governor. In as a mom but your receipt in order but he’s going to be. Yes no and and my my daughter’s been on this floor and I didn’t have child care last week so I brought her here and you know what I think that is a fresh perspective that the governor brings to the table he’s. A parent of young kids — Also the lead that the lieutenant governor also mentioned that there are more parents here you know as a parent of a young child I think that that voice voice is really important as we create public policy. We make sure our our littlest members of our of our society are — Have the access to resources and education and safe quality care and education they need so it’s very exciting assembly member of a few weeks thank you so much for joining us I really appreciate it as a member Gabriel thank you so much for joining us. Your thoughts about the governor’s. First thing in this thing I thought he did great this was also my for state of the state as a new member and I have high expectations and he exceeded them I thought he did a wonderful job he was not afraid. To talk about the big challenges the big issues facing he’s going to be out there be bold be thoughtful think about the big challenges and talk about how we might address them so I was. Very impressed. In other areas education or the parts are you working on level one of things that you believe that are perhaps you’re going to present some bills. To help these things well absolutely so I’ll say first first of all I was really impressed with the contrast the teacher between Washington DC and California. And how a lot of what’s going on and wash DC is a threat to our California values and fundamentally at odds with who we are as Californians and so I think. He is sending a message that we are going to stand up and protect our people and protect our planet so I really appreciated that. Signals housing housing is I think aside from climate change the biggest public policy challenge facing the state of California it’s a huge issue in the San Fernando Valley that I represent. And I think the governor wants to be bold he wants to make sure that we’re removing barriers to building new housing as he mentioned it’s on excited to work with him on that we’re gonna be introducing a number of bills — To increase our supply of affordable housing in to make it easier for working folks to afford a place to live. Assembly member Gabriel thank you so much for joining as a as I I see assembly member there are they gonna see over there so he’s going to join us now from Coachella Valley thank you Sir for joining us. At the governor’s at first it i. Let me begin by really. Commending him for coming out of the gate with the message about immigration I represent the border region of imperial count. And there is no crisis — Related to illegal immigration – The the economic development that’s the crisis and I appreciate him highlighting the need to make greater investments in those areas. And not so much — Continuing the rhetoric that’s coming out of the White House now — Specifically on education we’re excited to hear a greater investment on special education that’s extremely important one of our top priorities at the same time. Each of homelessness and housing the seven hundred fifty million dollar investment that he puts forward with intent as far local communities to build the necessary housing both sustainable housing as well as a shelter housing. Is fundamental to for us to get this problem off the ground move in as as quick as we can so it was a good — The state of the state the obvious see the fiscal — Position in the state is. Cited to be work a collaboration with moving forward in the movie so kind that you can tell is also your reaction en Espanol so ready for me they the government are giving this and at what face open you know someone is there is a remaining for me to remember. One no but in this that is the most more your we also that men suck if with the command that was bet though it likely sees. A gassy them into a poor but they like a sub line khaki existence are from that a* creases kick seize this when I please sees — This are economical masking but see on the infrastructure to and restore from Patmos up into on a Los temas and I while lean PA allow walk — Settled I would have been with this company as it is one pupil as a local Leica Cassie to back that — For this will not mental night it can also put his beat out or but the Los Ninos is unlikely sixties day. Almost as soon as this out but on was to assist with the and this in California idly appear to the final citizens of the state the thank you so much assembly member Garcia for joining as a and joining me now is the budget chair assembly member Philip ting. From San Francisco if you can generate over here your thoughts about the governor’s first thin. Well I I thought he outlined a very bold vision for California talked about a huge cross section of issues — I was very happy for my Central Valley colleagues because he talked about high speed rail as well as our water issues which are very important to them. For me I was extraordinarily happy to hear about housing and homelessness because of an issue that are cute the bay area as well [inaudible] Thank. Part said about how to build a house and we did a great job of creating jobs unfortunately we have no word housing. So actually having a broader vision making sure that every city of the shares in that burden of building housing for every California. Was it was a huge lift for all of us. Also the expansion of the earned income tax credit really making sure that working Californians who are just. Barely able to pay rent. Make the car payments for to put food on the table actually get a little more money back at the end of the day. We’ve given huge proponents of that in the legislature so glad to see the governor really take that mantle to talk about doing a pretty significant expansion. In is very timely and there is a need for more information about their and income tax program please feel free to visit as a member felt things website. Thank you so much Sir for joining us — And with the assembly member Kevin McCarty representing Sacramento yes Sir your thoughts about the governor’s for state of the state. Well first of all our work side have the governor here in Sacramento in my in my hometown- And you know I’m excited about the vision he’s putting for recognizing our challenges I think when you look at what we do here in California to own up with our problems are. Now will not talk about our schools were were forty second in the nation per people funding we have some lingering achievement gaps — Than talking about things that will week what could we do won best early education you know probably fund. Our public schools so we can reduce class sizes and bring in support services for all of our kids and make sure higher education available to deal wit. Our workforce issues me more and more educated people in the economy so linking are problems with our solutions investing in higher education — But overall I think the governor did at a good job of outlining a blueprint of issues that we can work on together. At the governor and the legislature can can unify on our homelessness our housing — Problems — Health care — You can look educate cell I am a hope. Will. Twenty nineteen you have your legislation for pre K. for all which is a priority in early education for all assembly Democrats and that’s probably gonna be the vehicle to help the governor. And get some of his quality education much needed for the younger population yeah I I I like the governor is zeroing in on early education. Because if you look at someone talents we have in California. I’m not our our school system in too many kids are unprepared we have an achievement gap. When you look at — Too many California kids are living in in poverty — Too many — Kids are stuck in the criminal justice system we have this — School to prison pipeline. Well if you look at that solutions to those issues I’ll point to one issue investing in early education so. Now states across the nation are pre K. for all states these are Republican states and Democrats states so they can do it. Why can’t California so hopefully pre K. for all and super X. winner of the gay leading early education? Thank you so much a similar McCarty for joining as and that has been our live coverage of the state of the state would reactions with at speaker Anthony Rendon and members of the assembly democratic caucus so please follow us. On social media Instagram Twitter and Facebook assembly dance have a good day thank you

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