Column: What Newsom didn’t mention: To address homelessness in California, a tax hike is inevitable

Thursday, February 20, 2020

By George SkeltonCapitol Journal Columnist

SACRAMENTO — OK, I’m waiting to hear about the tax increase that will be needed to pay for Gov. Gavin Newsom’s ambitious plan to solve homelessness.

A tax hike is inevitable, but the T-word was conspicuously missing from Newsom’s frequently applauded State of the State address on Wednesday to a joint session of the California Legislature, which is tightly controlled by fellow Democrats.