Gov. Jerry Brown delivers his 2017 State of the State speech at the Capitol building in Sacramento. (Jan. 24, 2017)
Gov. Jerry Brown used his State of the State speech on Tuesday to promise a forceful defense of California’s efforts on climate change, healthcare and assistance to those in the country illegally against new proposals by President Donald Trump and national Republican leadership.
“California is not turning back,” Brown said to applause. “Not now, not ever.”
The governor’s remarks, delivered in front of lawmakers and state elected officials in the Assembly chambers, came just four days after President Trump’s forceful inaugural address that signaled a dramatic new course for the federal government.