Today, Governor Gavin Newsom made a clear statement with his signing of Executive Order N-82-20, that he no longer needs the California State Legislature. Assembly Bill 3030 and Assembly Bill 2954 did not advance out of the state Legislature this past legislative session, yet the governor is trying to implement them anyway through his executive order.
Senate Republican Leader Shannon Grove (R-Bakersfield) released the following statement:
“This overreach is beyond the emergency powers given to Governor Newsom in the state constitution,” said Senate Republican Leader Shannon Grove. “There are three branches of government, and we expect Governor Newsom to respect our authority and process to adequately review, analyze, and vote on legislation. We are a body of 120 state representatives, not a rule of one.”