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California governor brings personal touch, fresh focus

Jan 12, 2019 - Associated Press

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Gov. Gavin Newsom held his toddler son during his inaugural address, spent nearly two hours discussing his state budget with reporters and engaged in two Twitter spats with the president.

Newsom, 51, took office Monday and quickly dove into governing the nation's most populous state, but with a different focus and touch than his 80-year-old predecessor, fellow Democrat Jerry Brown.

Newsom, a father of four, placed expanding early education and paid leave at ...