Newsom’s State of the State, Annotated

The following is Gov. Gavin Newsom’s 2019 State of the State Address, annotated by CALmatters’ reporters. The prepared text has been updated, where possible, with Newsom’s live remarks. 

Mr. Speaker, thank you for being a champion for all Californians – and for welcoming Jen and me into your house today.

Madam Pro Tem – thank you for your commitment to collaboration, which has helped make our first month together so productive.

Sen. Toni Atkins of San Diego is the first woman and first open member of the LGBTQ community to lead the state Senate.

– Elizabeth Castillo

I also have the honor of saying for the first time ever in this chamber: thank you Madam Lieutenant Governor for that very kind and short introduction.

Newsom is introducing his successor, Eleni Kounalakis, who technically is not the first woman in the job. Mona Pasquil did serve as acting lieutenant governor between 2009 and 2010, the first woman

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