SACRAMENTO –Today, Assembly Republican Leader James Gallagher (Yuba City) issued a statement after Governor Newsom signed a host of climate change initiatives that were introduced less than two weeks before the end of the 2022 legislative session.

“These climate change bills are going to heap more costs onto potential homeowners and businesses, all while making our already-unreliable energy grid even more unreliable. It becomes clearer each day that Democrats don’t care about affordability, just about following their radical ideology and letting Governor Newsom grandstand for his Presidential run. There are better ways to fight climate change that won’t drive up costs, drive people out of state, and drive up the state’s poverty rate.” 

Bills included in the governor’s climate package are expected to add $50,000 to the median price of a home and eliminate 8,000 energy sector jobs.