One hundred days into his tenure, California Gov. Gavin Newsom has taken initial steps toward many of promises he made on the campaign trail, from proposing increased funding for homeless services to speeding up firefighting efforts.
He’s far from accomplishing many of his concrete long-term goals, however, like building 3.5 million new homes and creating half a million apprenticeships. He says he’s nevertheless done a lot in his first months in office.
“Thirty-year trendlines can’t be reversed overnight, but we’ve seeded a lot of these things,” Newsom told The Bee in an interview Monday.
At this point in his term, he says he’s most focused on housing, homelessness and health care, as well as dealing with often-confusing signals from President Donald Trump. He says his priorities will be on display next month when he announces his revised budget proposal after months of negotiating with the Legislature.
Here’s a look at 10 promises Newsom made while campaigning for governor. Click or tap each topic to see what Newsom pledged and whether he’s delivering.