In honor of the fifth anniversary of Laudato Si’, the Holy Father’s ground-breaking ecological encyclical, Pope Francis has invited all Catholics to participate in a period of prayer and action focused on caring for God’s creation.
Today, Thursday May 7th, Governor Newsom began his daily briefing addressing the dramatic shift in California’s fiscal fortune brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Governor noted that last year, the state enjoyed a $21.4 billion-dollar surplus, which allowed the state to increase its reserves and plan to pay down its bond debt by $9 billion, which was favorable for the state’s bond rating.
Today, Wednesday May 6th, the California State Legislature released updated legislative calendars for both the Assembly and the Senate.
Today, Tuesday May 5th, Governor Newsom conducted his daily briefing from a small business in Sacramento to make the point that the state is moving carefully and judiciously into Stage 2, which allows business to open and provide curb-side pick-up through telephone or online sales. The Governor reminded everyone that it is incumbent upon us to reopen the economy with an eye to public health, so we may continue to move forward to other phases.
Today, Friday May 1st, Governor Newsom began his daily briefing with acknowledgment that today is May Day and International Workers’ Day and the importance of honor the work done by not only first responders, law enforcement, health care professionals, but also grocers, food workers, delivery workers, and all essential workers.
During his 2018 homily during World Day of the Poor, Pope Francis emphasized that, “As believers, we must stretch out our hands as Jesus does to us.” In California, Catholics have responded swiftly and efficiently to the pleas for help in the wake of COVID-19 shelter-place orders.
Governor Gavin Newsom held his daily briefing and provided an update on California’s response to the pandemic. He opened with, “This has been a week with some optimism.” The Governor shared that as the state begins to work through the framework for reopening the state over the next few weeks, including expanding the definition of essential, beginning to expand the opportunities for more retail, more manufacturing of nonessential goods, and considering opening up spaces all across the state that have otherwise been closed, we have reason for optimism.
Today, Wednesday April 29th, Governor Gavin Newsom held his daily briefing to provide an update on the state’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Governor announced the “Farm to Family Program” to support farmers and food banks. This plan will help farmers and ranchers who have excess produce and food they are currently unable to sell because of a plummet in demand. Meanwhile, Newsom said, food banks are desperate for more food. There is a "mismatch" that Newsom contends can be solved through this effort.
Governor Gavin Newsom held his daily briefing to provide an update regarding the six critical indicators that will be considered before modifying the statewide Stay-At-Home Order. As part of this update, he unveiled four “stages” for reopening California.