California Governor Seeks To Maintain Emergency Powers Despite Easing Virus Restrictions
According to California Governor Gavin Newsom, he should retain the expanded powers "just in case."
Despite the fact that almost 70 percent of the California population received at least one shot of the vaccine, and it was announced that from June 15, part of the Covid restrictions will be lifted, Newsom does not intend to deprive himself of the opportunity to pass another bill under the guise of a pandemic.
With the authority not to strip himself the authority, Newsom will dictate living conditions in California, despite the fact that almost a million people have signed a petition to dismiss the Governor.
To somehow mitigate the consequences of his rule, Newsom began tossing money left and right, thinking that his critics would finally shut up.
“Since the recall effort gained steam, Newsom and the Legislature have authorized $2.3 billion in cash payments for low-income adults, with plans to give another $8.1 billion in rebates to most taxpaying adults later this year. And he has pledged to give out more than $100 million in incentives for people to get vaccinated,” KCRA reports.
Meanwhile, Republicans believe that “it is time for him to hang up his crown”.
"If Newsom believes the state is safe enough to reopen, then it's safe for people to be able to make decisions for themselves without his arbitrary and capricious rules," said Scott Wilk, the top Republican in the California State Senate. "I believe it is time for him to hang up his crown and restore our democracy."
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