Is Newsom trying to be Robin Hood? What his budget means for wealth inequality in California
Gov. Gavin Newsom is proud of the prosperity of California’s upper class, which he says has never done better.
But he also wants to use some of their success to help lift up California’s working-class residents.
“We have the resources,” said Newsom, referring to his family who earned $1.7 million in 2019. “I’m proud of the fact that some of the dollars that I’m putting back into the California coffers, as a taxpayer, are going to help those single moms out there.”