Newsom has laid out his vision for California twice already, in his inaugural address and through his first crack at the state budget.
New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham, a democrat, also ordered the removal of most of the National Guard troops deployed at her state's border after her Republican predecessor granted the Trump administration's request a year ago, Reuters reported.
In addition to immigration, the governor criticized the White House on health care as "laser-focused - has been for years - on destroying the Affordable Care Act", blaming the end of the individual mandate to purchase insurance coverage for a sharp increase in premiums on California's state-run health care exchange.
But the only time the governor mentioned Trump's name was to praise him.
"This is a bipartisan issue - at least it should be - and I hope he follows through, and takes the lead of California in the process", he said.
Gavin Newsom abandoned a high-speed rail project Tuesday that sought to connect Los Angeles to San Francisco. A revised business plan adopted last year pushed back the completion of the project by four more years and estimated a final cost of $77 billion. The project's price tag at one point hit $99 billion. The construction on the first leg began in the middle of California, near Fresno, and it wouldn't even link Los Angeles to San Francisco until 2029. He also said he believes the construction would help stimulate the Central Valley's economy.
"Newsom wants to spend tens of billions on a rail line between Merced and Bakersfield - a complete waste", DeMaio said.
But other Republicans scorned the governor for trying to have it both ways.
In 2008, voters gave the state permission to issue $10 billion dollars in bonds to finance the project, which was supposed to stretch from San Francisco to Los Angeles. Jeff Stone, R-La Quinta. "That's not what people were promised, and the project should be killed outright". However, the section in the Central Valley will still go ahead.
The governor also made a decision to replace former Gov.
The rail project, which was meant to connect the northern and southern parts of the state, will now connect Bakersfield and Merced in the San Joaquin Valley breadbasket, filling a glaring gap in the state system and keeping Newsom's campaign promise to help that often overlooked part of California.
"Last week, we heard another president stand up at the State of the Union and offer a vision of an America fundamentally at odds with California values", Newsom said. "Our collective effort must be to cross the finish line on real agreements to save the Sacramento-San Joaquin Bay Delta".
The governor said the state would continue the "regional projects north and south" with the goal of completing the Phase 1 environmental work in addition to establishing new transparency measures that would "hold contractors and consultants accountable to explain how taxpayer dollars are spent". And I know this, in the bottom of my heart: "The best is yet to come".