TODAY: In Merced County, Governor Newsom to Announce New Drought and Water Resilience Package as Part of $100 Billion California Comeback Plan

MERCED COUNTY – Governor Gavin Newsom will travel to Merced County today to announce his proposal to bolster the state’s drought response efforts and build long-term water resilience as a part of his week-long tour highlighting the Administration’s comprehensive recovery plan tackling the most persistent challenges facing California.

Earlier today in Oakland, the Governor unveiled the first challenge his plan will tackle: immediate relief for Californians recovering from the pandemic, which includes the largest state tax rebate in American history and billions in funding for expanded rent relief and utility assistance.

WHEN: Monday, May 10, 2021 at approx. 2:15 p.m. PDT

LIVESTREAM: California Governor Facebook page.

**NOTE: This event is open to credentialed media only, reporters interested in attending must email for information on RSVP’ing and public health and physical distancing requirements for covering the event. On-site protocols include wearing a mask at all times and six feet of physical distancing.