Wow, it didn’t take long for Gavin Newsom to start making some waves. From the Sacramento Bee this morning.
In his first remarks at a University of California Board of Regents meeting this morning, Lt. Gov. and Regent Gavin Newsom proposed challenging half a billion dollars in cuts to the UC system proposed by Gov. Jerry Brown.
Newsom said the regents shouldn’t automatically accept the cuts and said, “I’m not convinced we’re going to lose that half a billion dollars.”
The remark suggested Newsom won’t hew tightly to the Brown administration line as lieutenant governor, despite coming from the same party and sharing longtime family ties. Newsom, the former mayor of San Francisco, had expressed some concern about Brown’s proposal to eliminate redevelopment agencies on Jan. 10, just minutes after taking the oath of office. (Full post)