Newsom's income went up in 1st year as California governor

California Governor-Recall Newsom
Posted at 10:05 AM, May 18, 2021
and last updated 2021-05-18 13:05:59-04

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom's 2019 tax returns show his income went up by about half a million dollars in his first year as governor.

Newsom and his wife made about $1.7 million and paid $712,000 in state and federal taxes.

Most of the income came from businesses Newsom placed in a blind trust when he became governor. The Democrat pledged to release his tax returns annually when he was elected in 2018.

He's now facing a recall election and a state law he previously signed may require his opponents to release their returns too.