California governor promotes $1 billion housing plan on tour

DON THOMPSON Associated Press SACRAMENTO (AP) — Gov. Gavin Newsom began a week-long statewide tour Monday promoting his $1 billion effort to address one of California's most pressing and politically fraught problems — its growing homeless crisis. The Democratic governor started at Nevada County's Homeless Outreach and Medical Engagement (HOME) project with a Republican state lawmaker. Newsom has faced criticism from GOP President Donald Trump, who continued blaming the state's Democratic leaders last week, particularly those in Los Angeles and San Francisco, for failing to adequately address homelessness. "The fact that it's on his radar is fabulous," Newsom said. "We all need more support from the federal government." The governor declared himself California's "homeless czar" F
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