Newsom Caught Lying

PUBLISHED: 5:53 PM 24 Aug 2020

Newsom Promised To Take ‘Pay Cut’ After Slashing State Worker’s Checks By 10%, But Didn’t

He cut state workers salaries’ by 10 percent and promised to take a cut himself, but he is still collecting his full salary.

Figures. (Source: KQED YouTube Screenshot)

Gavin Newsom ordered state workers to have their pay slashed by 10 percent, claiming ‘COVID’ as the excuse. He also said they he would be taking a pay cut as well… but that was apparently a lie.

Newsom has been collecting his full salary.

ABC 7 reported:

But, according to data from the State Controller’s Office obtained by the Sacramento Bee, the governor has continued to draw his full salary, which is $210,000 a year.

Newsom’s office told the Bee an oversight by the state has resulted in the governor keeping his full pay, but that he has asked to have his pay reduced retroactively to July 1.

Out of eight of the state’s elected constitutional officers, including the treasurer, secretary of state and the attorney general, the data shows State Controller Betty Yee was the only one to take the pay cut last month.

As the Sacramento Bee reported, statewide elected officers, including Newsom, are exempt from the pay cuts ordered in budget legislation. However, Newsom’s office sent an email to the constitutional officers “encouraging them to request reductions immediately.”