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California Coronavirus Update: Governor Gavin Newsom Spends Majority Of Covid-19 News Conference Talking About His Economic Achievements

California Coronavirus Update: Governor Gavin Newsom Spends Majority Of Covid-19 News Conference Talking About His Economic Achievements
Governor Gavin Newsom started his Wednesday coronavirus news conference by taking a page out of Donald Trump’s press conference playbook.

The governor began by recalling how he started his first business by writing to 14 people he knew and asking for start-up money.

He then spent the next 45 minutes of his regular, hourlong Covid-19 press conference reviewing the economic accomplishments of his administration thus far.

Newsom talked about line item tax credits, small business loans, unemployment, housing capacity, eviction moratoriums, “shovel-ready” infrastructure projects, wildfire prevention, workforce training, a small business hiring credit, infrastructure grants, extending mortgage relief, incentivizing home construction, telework and bridging the digital divide.

Newsom spoke about the 100-member economic task force that had been created to provide industry guidance after Covid struck, name-dropping Tim Cook and Bob Iger. He thanked Secretary of State Alex Padilla. He thanked Kamala Harris. He thanked state legislative leaders for their partnership.
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