Newsom goes big first, worries about the details later

Posted on AllSides October 21st, 2021
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California Gov. Gavin Newsom has a bully pulpit that can change the national agenda, and he’s not afraid to use it.

Newsom has mandated student Covid-19 vaccines and made big promises on banning sales of gas-powered vehicles. Both pronouncements immediately landed him on the national interview circuit.

But Newsom often gives scant details on getting from announcement to action. Lost in his student vaccine mandate was the fact that it likely won't take effect until next summer, once federal officials fully approve a shot and school leaders hash out logistics. Newsom also signed...

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