Newsom Surprises, Disappoints With Vetoes

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – California Gov. Gavin Newsom continues to be unpredictable when it comes to signing and vetoing proposed laws. Newsom concluded the legislative session on Wednesday and left allies and fellow Democrats disappointed with some of his moves. Labor unions were shocked when he vetoed bills to extend health and safety protections to domestic workers and provide job security to hospitality employees. Homeless advocates were disappointed he rejected a plan to establish an “Office to End Homelessness” and a bill that would have made it state policy that every person has “a right to safe, decent, and affordable housing.” Newsom said he’s not an ideologue and considers each bill on its merits.