Statement of SVLG CEO Ahmad Thomas On California Governor Gavin Newsom’s State of the State Address

SAN JOSE (June 25, 2024) – “Today, Governor Gavin Newsom delivered his State of the State address to the residents of California. We applaud Governor Newsom’s commitment to advancing our state’s top priorities at a time of budgetary challenges and ongoing economic headwinds — prioritizing spend on initiatives with a high potential for ROI, from bolstering economic opportunity and creating jobs for the innovation economy to investing in climate action and supporting public safety.”

“We look forward to continuing to work with Governor Newsom to ensure that Silicon Valley and the greater Bay Area remain the global epicenter of innovation, especially when it comes to the responsible deployment of AI technology.”

“Additionally, we thank Governor Newsom for his investment in our state’s climate future and public safety measures that will help our communities thrive. His commitment to recognizing the urgency of addressing environmental challenges will ensure a sustainable tomorrow for generations to come, while his focus on housing and mental health reform will ensure the well-being of families across the Golden State.”

“SVLG looks forward to working with and alongside Governor Newsom, his Administration, and the Legislature on these policy priorities that foster economic competitiveness, promote responsible technology innovation, address climate change, and meet California’s critical infrastructure needs.”