California Gov. Gavin Newsom withholds $1 billion, rejects local plans to fight homelessness
California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Thursday announced that the state would withhold more than $1 billion in funds that were supposed to be allocated in the fight against homelessness, calling plans put forward by local leaders "simply unacceptable."
"Californians demand accountability and results, not settling for the status quo," Newsom said in a statement. "Everyone has to do better — cities, counties, and the state included."
All 58 counties and the state's 13 largest cities were set to receive part of the $1 billion in funds through the state's Homelessness...