SACRAMENTO – Today, Assembly Republican Leader James Gallagher (Yuba City) issued the following statement in response to Governor Newsom’s State of the State address:

“Under Gavin Newsom’s leadership, Californians are worse off in just about every measurable way. Despite his boasts about the economy, California has the highest unemployment rate in the nation and inflation is at a 40-year high. A gas tax rebate in July will do exactly nothing for drivers who are currently struggling with the highest gas prices in history, being forced to choose between driving their kids to school or putting food on the table. 

“He’s thrown $17 billion at homelessness and the problem’s only gotten worse. He talks tough on guns, but violent crime has spiked and people don’t feel safe in their communities. Thanks to his failed leadership, California lost population for the first time in history. If he says the State of the State is anything besides ‘in trouble,’ he’s wrong.”