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In big year for labor, California Gov. Gavin Newsom delivers both wins and surprises
California Gov. Gavin Newsom often touts California's leadership on the national stage
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom again seized the national spotlight this year as he signed some of the most ambitious laws in the country to raise worker wages and to force companies to disclose a wide range of climate emissions, efforts that further cement the state's — and the governor's — status as a leader on a host of liberal causes.
His actions on more than 1,000 pieces of legislation — nearly 15% of which he vetoed — showcase how Newsom plans to govern in his second and final term as leader of the nation's most populous state. Newsom's moves are increasingly seen through the lens of a possible presidential bid beyond 2024, though he insists he does not plan to run.
Some observers say his moves are largely consistent with both the views of California voters and the political tone that Newsom struck in his first term.