Gov. Jerry Brown’s State of State: ‘California is not turning back. Not now, not ever’

January 24, 2017

SACRAMENTO — Just four days after the inauguration of President Donald Trump, California Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday delivered a rousing State of the State speech that asked Californians to persevere through uncertain times.

“California is not turning back. Not now, not ever,” he said to a standing ovation of lawmakers gathered in the Assembly chambers. “His truth is marching on.”

The address, alternately defiant and hopeful, hit on threats to climate initiatives, Californians at risk of deportation, the state’s health care system and Planned Parenthood, while holding up federal infrastructure investment as one possible area of common ground with the Trump administration.

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