In summary

Our reporters are tracking California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s policies as he seeks to tackle big issues including housing, climate change, health care and more.

“I just don’t think the world demands timidity,” Gavin Newsom told CalMatters in 2018. Back then, becoming California’s governor was just his (highly likely) dream.

On the campaign trail, the Democratic former mayor of San Francisco offered a big vision for California: the creation of a single-payer health care system, a “Marshall Plan” for housing, universal preschool and more. Now that he’s taken the reins of a state government that historically has been resistant to sweeping change, his promises and his worldview are making for a mighty long to-do list.

So how’s he doing so far? Our CalMatters team of reporters will be keeping track here.

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Ben Christopher

Ben covers California politics and elections. Prior to that, he was a contributing writer for CalMatters reporting on the state's economy and budget. Based out of the San Francisco Bay Area, he has written...