Far-left California Governor Gavin Newsom warned residents this week that the state’s “boom is ending,” raising new questions over their 2020 budget as the region struggles to contain an escalating homeless and drug crisis.
“You’re already seeing the plane land in terms of the slowdown,” Newsom told reporters. “I think it’s going to reflect in a more sober look at next year’s budget.”
“This year, he rolled out his budget plans in an exuberant press conference where he pledged to spend more on many of his top priorities. Much of that came to fruition in the final $215 billion budget he signed in June,” reports the Sacramento Bee.
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Newsom’s comments come just one week after a new survey showed 50% of residents considered leaving California over escalating housing costs.
“Just over half of California’s registered voters have considered leaving the state, with soaring housing costs cited as the most common reason for wanting to move, according to a new poll,” reports the Los Angeles Times. “Young voters were especially likely to cite unaffordable housing as a reason for leaving, according to the latest latest UC Berkeley Institute of Governmental Studies poll conducted for the Los Angeles Times. But a different group, conservatives, also frequently suggested they wanted to leave — and for a very different reason: They feel alienated from the state’s political culture.”
“Republicans and conservative voters were nearly three times as likely to have seriously considered moving as their Democratic or liberal counterparts — 40% compared with 14%, the poll found. The conservative voters mentioned taxes and California’s political climate as a reason for leaving more frequently than they cited housing,” adds the LA Times.
“If the people who are giving serious consideration for leaving are indeed going to follow through, the state will continue to get bluer and bluer,” said the director behind the survey.
Read the full report at the Sacramento Bee.