Gavin Newsom is shelling out $300 million to fix a problem he let spiral out of control


Given the obscene rates of taxation in the Golden State, officials should have no problem allocating the funds.

The sad truth is that it simply never needed to be this way.

Now Gavin Newsom is shelling out $300 million to fix a problem he let spiral out of control.

It’s become a public relations disaster and a growing safety concern.

California has seen homeless encampments sprout up along state roads for years, and now state officials have no choice but to tackle the problem.

California officials: Homeless encampments are a $300 million problem

Governor Gavin Newsom (D) began a new program on Monday with Caltrans, the state’s Department of Transportation and the plan is to spend nearly $300 million to clean up the homeless encampments.

According to Caltrans spokesperson Alisa Becerra, the aim is to focus on moving homeless people found camping along state roadways or “any piece of land being used for transportation purposes” into housing.

The plan isn’t just limited to state roads and is set to include bike paths and park and rides in addition to highways.

Encampments are a fire and safety hazard

Part of the problem is that many of these encampments near roadways have become a fire hazard.

A huge fire started near a homeless encampment under the I-10 freeway in Los Angeles on November 11th.

It wasn’t clear whether the fire started in the homeless encampment or in a leased storage space underneath the road containing flammable material, but the homeless encampment went up in smoke.

Contributing to the problem is that often homeless encampments are associated with outdoor cooking.

Highly flammable items like gas-powered generators and lots of nearby debris make for an unsafe situation.

Homeless people have also stolen electricity from outside light fixtures.

Becerra said, “It’s a safety risk for them, for the infrastructure, for our staff, for first responders, and potentially for the traveling public, and that’s why we remove encampments.”

For his part, Newsom said of the encampments when announcing his effort, “The public has had it. They’re fed up. I’m fed up. We’re all fed up.”

He continued, “I think we can all agree that we need to do more to clean up encampments. We weren’t just cleaning up encampments – out of sight, out of mind – and displacing people, removing people, but that we’re trying to resolve the underlying issues in the first place and actually support people in getting them back on their feet to self-sufficiency.”

But Senator Brian Dahle (R) took issue with Newsom’s claim, saying, “The governor didn’t clear these homeless encampments; they just moved them down the street. California spends more tax dollars per homeless person than we do on our students. The homeless crisis is a national embarrassment. This governor needs to focus on real results instead of chasing presidential aspirations and gas-lighting Californians.”

The issue of homelessness was highlighted last month when Newsom admitted to cleaning San Francisco to impress world leaders like Xi Jinping ahead the of Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit.

As part of that effort, homeless camps were removed around the city, leading to criticism that a long-term solution to the problem was lacking.

Minneapolis business owners at George Floyd Square are spitting mad for one predictable reason


His death promoted outrage among leftists during the spring and summer of 2020. 

This triggered a wave of disastrous policy changes for many communities.

Now Minneapolis business owners at George Floyd Square are spitting mad for one predictable reason.

The death of serial convicted felon George Floyd became a rallying cry for the political left.

After a wave of civil unrest, rioting and claims of unfair treatment by police, the national conversation shifted.

Calls to “defund the police” became commonplace, and in many areas of the country with leftist political leaders, criminal justice reforms were enacted.

In practice this turned out to be an exercise in criminal coddling and, in large cities dominated by Democrats, crime rates skyrocketed.

This unfortunate occurrence is especially true in the city where George Floyd died.

When it comes to public safety and law and order, another Blue City blew it

According to the Associated Press, multiple businesses near the location where Floyd died are suing the city for a lack of policing in the area.

The area, now called George Floyd Square, has been blocked off with concrete barriers, allowing for an explosion of criminal activity.

The lawsuit claims that criminals are aware that the area lacks police protection, and businesses are seeking $1.5 million in damages from the city for their inattentiveness to the problem.

According to the Associated Press, the lawsuit says, “The mayor, the city, the city council, and the Minneapolis Police Department collectively agreed to severely limit police response in the barricaded area surrounding plaintiffs’ businesses. Criminals know the area lacks police protection, and they have now made the area so dangerous that it has become known as the ‘No Go Zone.’”

Protests and rioting occurred in scattered cities across the country in May 2020 after video went viral of former officer Derek Chauvin kneeling on Floyd’s neck for over nine minutes. 

Chauvin was convicted of second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter in April 2021, though subsequently Hennepin County Prosecutor Amy Sweasy alleged in a deposition that an autopsy found no indications that Floyd was murdered.

Floyd was found to have had fentanyl in his system when he died.

The businesses suing include a tobacco shop and an investment business, in addition to Cup Foods.

Cup Foods was where Floyd allegedly tried to use a counterfeit $20.

That incident led to his encounter with the police, according to AP.

The area became a disaster once the riots started

According to a city spokesperson, Minneapolis offered support for businesses in response to the rioting after Floyd’s death and the COVID-19 pandemic.

That support included COVID-19 forgivable loans, enhanced technical assistance and connections to external resources, including various relief funds.

The spokesperson added that Minneapolis also made a $1.5 million investment in forgivable loans exclusively for businesses located in and near George Floyd Square.

The violence by early June 2020 had resulted in two deaths, 604 arrests, an estimated $550 million in property damage to 1,500 locations, making the Minneapolis–Saint Paul events alone the second-most destructive period of local unrest in United States history, after the 1992 Los Angeles riots.

About 60% of the local financial losses were uninsured.

The city would not comment on the pending lawsuit, according to the Daily Caller.

Stay tuned to Blue State Blues for any updates to this ongoing story.

Greg Abbott said one sentence that has Eric Adams begging Joe Biden to finally take action


NIMBY is shorthand for “not in my back yard” – or in other words, “as long as it doesn’t impact me.”

Democrats are famous for supporting policies as long as conservatives in red states are the ones who have to bear the brunt of the negative consequences.

But now Republican Governor Gregg Abbott of Texas just tweeted out one threat that has Democrat Mayor of New York City Eric Adams begging President Joe Biden to finally take action. 

The crisis grows on the U.S. southern border

In the last fiscal year, more than 2-Million migrants illegally invaded America.

That brings the total during Biden’s less than three years sitting in the Oval Office to an estimated 8-Million.

To put that number in perspective, that’s about the population of the entire state of Virginia.

Biden initially appointed his Vice President, Kamala Harris, to be his border czar – but she failed miserably at the position.

According to Customs and Border Patrol, in October, more than 240,000 illegal aliens crossed into this country.

That’s the second largest October number in history.

The largest was last year – also under President Biden’s watch.

In fact, the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) reports before the Biden Presidency, the highest illegal alien encounter in the month of October was about 90,000.

September was another record-breaking month for illegal aliens crossing over into the interior of the United States.

Border patrol officers had nearly 270,000 encounters with illegal aliens in September. across the southern border.

That’s the highest total for a month of September since the data began being tracked.

It defeats the old record of about 207,000 illegal crossings in September of last year – again, under the not-so-watchful eye of President Biden.

Red state governors have had enough

It is red states boring the burden of the crisis President Biden created at the U.S. southern border. 

Border states were left to handle the crisis on their own – and with their hands tied behind their backs by the Biden Administration.

And some of those red state Governor have come up with a creative solution to “spread the wealth.” 

As one part of a multi-faceted solution, some Republican Governors – like Greg Abbott of Texas and Ron DeSantis of Florida — started sending the border crossers to “sanctuary cities” in blue states.

A so-called “sanctuary city” is a municipality where policies protect illegals from deportation and prosecution, despite federal immigration law – or in other words, cities that deliberately ignore and disobey federal immigration laws.

A more accurate name for them would be, “harboring havens.”

Once having to finally feel the pain their open-borders support has caused, blue city mayors have been crying uncle. 

However, Gov. Abbott isn’t ready to relent. 

Abbott: Bussing will continue until Biden secures the border

Democrat Mayors like Eric Adams in New York City and Brandon Johnson in Chicago – who have both long supported policies that attract more illegal aliens into the country – are struggling to pay for all the “undocumented migrant workers,” as they’d call them, flooding into their respective harboring havens. 

Those mayors turn to President Biden to force tax payers to bail them out of the mess they’ve asked for all along. 

And according to Gov. Abbott, Biden and Biden alone can stop the pain. 

“Texas will bus migrants to sanctuary cities until Biden secures the border,” Gov. Abbott tweeted. “Our mission provides vital relief to border towns.”

According to Abbott, Texas alone has sent 25,000 illegal aliens to New York City, 20,000 to Chicago, 12,500 to Washington D.C., 7,400 to Denver, 3,200 to Philadelphia and 1,100 to Los Angeles. 

While the Democrat mayors in each of those cities try to figure out the logistics to housing, feeding, educating and providing medical care to these illegal aliens, they should for once look at Texas’ plight. 

Imagine if all those illegal aliens – who’ve been spread throughout the country – and hundreds of thousands more all settled in small Texas towns around the border. 

If the biggest cities in the country can’t handle it, how do they expect towns like Brownsville to shoulder all the burden? 

Bostonians are furious after this private establishment makes this shocking announcement


The costs of goods and services have skyrocketed out of control thanks to “Bidenomics.” 

Many Americans struggle to put food on the table, never mind paying for gym fees and other optional expenses.  

And Bostonians are furious after this private establishment makes this shocking announcement. 

The Boston YMCA’s latest announcement has members reconsidering their membership status 

Gym memberships are not cheap, especially for premiere health clubs such as the YMCA, whose base membership can often cost upwards of $60 a month in many parts of America. 

However, if you are an illegal alien in Boston, then there is a good chance that you can use the YMCA for free. 

On Wednesday, the Wang YMCA of Chinatown in Boston announced, “The Wang YMCA of Chinatown will provide programming, food, and a warm and welcoming environment for migrants during the daytime hours when the temporary shelter is not available.”

Emergency Assistance Director General Scott Rice elaborated on this plan, telling Boston’s WBUR that, “With one of our temporary overflow sites set up at the MassDOT building at 10 Park Plaza just two blocks away, this is an ideal place for people to come during the day.”

He added, “We close that facility down during the day because it is an active working business building, and we ask everyone that has stayed in the conference rooms overnight there to move out during the day, go back, recertify into our welcome centers, specifically our one down in Quincy.”

Per Scott Rice, there are up to 90 families waiting for long term, state-funded sheltering after the state capped the system at 7,500 families due to a massive influx of new migrants seeking state assistance. 

The YMCA and other privately owned facilities help to alleviate the stress of these state funded migrant shelters; however, officials are quick to point out that they only serve as daytime activity centers and are only temporarily available. 

Boston’s support of illegal immigration costs taxpayers millions

Boston, much like many other communities across the nation, has seen an eye-popping increase in illegal immigration in recent years. 

These throngs of illegal aliens show up by the bus load, often with no plans to work or find any sort of permanent living situation. 

As a result, the government has become overwhelmed with requests for assistance, all at the expense of taxpayers. 

Now private entities such as the YMCA are expected to bend to the whims of the radical Democrats who run Boston, infuriating taxpayers and paying members of health clubs like the YMCA. 

Stay tuned to Blue State Blues for any updates to this ongoing story.

Gavin Newsom attacks landmark SCOTUS case with one action that will leave you spitting mad


California has become a lab experiment for bad left-wing ideas.

Democrats are using their legislative supermajority to go pedal to the metal.

And Gavin Newsom is retaliating with one disturbing move after a landmark Supreme Court case.

The Democrats and their media allies have unleashed hell in response to the Supreme Court’s ruling in the Dobbs case that allowed Congress and states to determine abortion policy.

Democrats have poured untold millions into pro-abortion ballot initiatives around the country, particularly in purple and red states.

And California is even going after the pro-life organization Heartbeat International and  RealOptions Obria, a chain of five crisis pregnancy centers in Northern California.

California Attorney General Rob Bonta filed a lawsuit against the organizations for endorsing a drug that purportedly reverses the abortion pill.

The lawsuit filed by Bonta alleged that the two organizations “used fraudulent and misleading claims” to promote a “safe and effective way to reverse a medication abortion.”

Heartbeat International wrote in response, “Through our Abortion Pill Rescue Network hotline, we know that some women almost immediately regret their chemical abortion choice. These women deserve the right to try and save their pregnancies. No woman should ever be forced to complete an abortion she no longer wants. All major studies show that using progesterone to counteract a chemical abortion (Abortion Pill Reversal) can be effective since it’s the very same hormone a woman’s body produces to sustain her pregnancy.”

Pro-abortion Democrats only want women to make one choice, which is why they are going after Heartbeat International and crisis pregnancy centers.

The organization added, “One study even shows an effective rate of 80 percent. Progesterone has been safely used with pregnant women and their babies since the 1950s. To date, statistics show more than 4,500 women have had successful abortion pill reversals, and that number grows higher each day.”

Heartbeat International also put out a video promoting one woman who reversed her chemical abortion and ultimately gave birth to a daughter.

The Democrats have moved away from “safe, legal, and rare” toward “shout your abortion” and now “abortion is healthcare.”

But that radical shift does not fully explain the Left’s open hostility toward crisis pregnancy centers that attempt to dissuade women from having abortions.

They have attempted to paint saving babies as some sort of nefarious endeavor.

DC just spent six figures on this jaw-dropping insanity amid out-of-control crime


It’s become clear that the priorities of political leaders in our nation’s capital are out of whack.

This is unfortunately true on both the local and national levels.

Now DC just spent six figures on this jaw-dropping insanity amid out-of-control crime.

Washington, D.C. has been described as a disaster area.

While that description may be just a tad on the hyperbolic side, it really isn’t all that far from the truth.

D.C. crime problem is worsening in a hurry

The city released updated crime statistics for the year on Monday and the numbers are absolutely brutal for families and small business owners in the District of Columbia.

Carjackings are up 93% with thousands more occurring this year compared to last year.

Robberies are up 68% over the same time frame.

Violent crime has increased 40 % with much of that attributed to a 34% increase in homicides in the city compared to last year.

Political leaders waste time and money on trivialities while constituents suffer

But with all of the very real and very pressing problems plaguing the city, the powers that be are focusing their attention on far more trivial concerns.

Black Lives Matter Plaza is a two-block-long pedestrian section of downtown Washington, D.C.

It was thus named by Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) after the Department of Public Works painted the words “Black Lives Matter” in yellow, 50-foot-tall capital letters.

The official naming took place during the series of George Floyd riots that occurred in the city during the summer of 2020. 

Now, city officials have decided that the area needs a face lift.

Even though the city has cut the Metropolitan Police Department budget by millions of dollars over the past several years and crime has skyrocketed, taxpayers are now on the hook to repaint the lettering at a cost of $270,000.

While opinions on whether or not this is a worthwhile endeavor given the sad state of city affairs, many are voicing their displeasure at the plans.

Zack Smith is a crime and justice expert at the Heritage Foundation and believes that black lives would be better served if taxpayer money was spent on adequate policing to keep neighborhoods safe, rather than on empty gestures.

Smith told the Washington Examiner, “It’s insulting on multiple fronts. If the city council and the mayor’s office are serious about combating violent crime, protecting the lives hopefully of all citizens, but particularly black lives, then they would pour more money into public safety — particularly putting more police officers on the street. Instead, it seems like the city is prioritizing performative gestures that really don’t have an impact on combating violent crime. It sends the message that violent crime will be tolerated in the city.”

Given the statistics about the recent crime surge it’s hard to disagree with Smith’s logic.

The simple truth is that everyday, hardworking residents of the city deserve better from their political leaders and changes can’t come soon enough.

A new report by WalletHub released in October revealed that Washington, D.C., has the highest homicide rate in the United States.

Mayor shocked after suffering one crime that Democrats refuse to address


Deep-blue areas are suffering the consequences of their policies.

Even liberals are starting to speak out.

And a Mayor suffered one shocking crime that Democrats refuse to address.

The riots of 2020 led to the largest single-year increase in violent crime in American history.

While violent crime has slowly ticked down nationwide, property crime is still out of control.

Not even politicians are immune from the rise in theft.

And Denver Mayor Mike Johnston just had his car stolen.

Local Fox affiliate Denver7 reported that “Johnston’s office confirmed…the mayor’s car was stolen about a month ago. It has since been recovered, according to a spokesperson. The mayor’s office did not release details about the theft, including where it happened, ‘to protect the safety of Mayor Johnston and his family.’”

This is not even the first time Johnston had his car stolen.

Back in 2017, while serving as a member of the Colorado State Senate, Johnston reported his car stolen on Twitter.

Johnston wrote, “Help! My car just got stolen from Office Depot on 35th+quebec. Call 911 if seen.”

According to the Denver Police Department, there were 13,743 reported auto thefts in 2022.

Through November 26, 2023, there have been another 10,951 reported.

Other Democrat politicians around the country have been victims of similar crimes recently.

Jason Williams, a district attorney bankrolled by George Soros, and his elderly mother were robbed at gunpoint in New Orleans.

Texas Congressman Henry Cuellar was carjacked in Washington, D.C.

In Oakland, California, Superior Court Judge Kevin Murphy was robbed outside the county courthouse.

Two years earlier in Oakland, former California Senator Barbara Boxer was robbed in broad daylight.

Minnesota legislator Shivanthi Sathanandan, who supported the “defund the police” movement, was assaulted in front of her small children during a bloody carjacking.

After the brutal attack, Sathanandan wrote on social media, “These men knew what they were doing. I have NO DOUBT they have done this before. Yet they are still on OUR STREETS. Killing mothers. Giving babies psychological trauma that a lifetime of therapy cannot erase. With no hesitation and no remorse…Look at my face. REMEMBER ME when you are thinking about supporting letting juveniles and young people out of custody to roam our streets instead of HOLDING THEM ACCOUNTABLE FOR THEIR ACTIONS.”

Pro-crime policies are making Democrat strongholds unlivable, and even the politicians are beginning to pay the price.

Eric Adams is at a loss for words after chaos unfolds at this public school


Students rule the roost in many public schools across America. 

Many teachers, security guards, and administrators fear for their lives as these students have grown more violent, defiant, and entitled than ever before. 

And Eric Adams is at a loss for words after chaos unfolds at this public school. 

This unruly mob has once again put New York City public schools in the spotlight for all the wrong reasons

Few conflicts have divided the American public as the Israeli/Hamas conflict has. 

All across the nation, protests have broken out either supporting Israel or Palestine, often resulting in violence or at least tension. 

On November 20, an unruly mob broke loose at Hillcrest High School, when upwards of 400 students ran through the halls, waving Palestinian flags and chanting in favor of Palestine and Hamas. 

Sparking this mob was a picture of a Jewish teacher attending a pro-Israeli protest, which circulated among students, sparking outrage. 

A number of sources say that the teacher in question was forced to hide in a locked room as students marauded around the school looking for her. 

Soon after the terrifying incident, New York Mayor Eric Adams tweeted that this display was “a vile show of antisemitism.”

He added, “[It was] motivated by ignorance-fueled hatred, plain and simple, and it will not be tolerated in any of our schools, let alone anywhere else in our city.  We are better than this.”

As far as the Jewish teacher is concerned, Deputy Department of Education Chancellor Dan Weisberg said, “We expect her back in school soon to do what she loves to do, which is to teach ninth graders.”

Weisberg then said, “We have been in close consultation with the school safety division with NYPD to make sure when the teacher does come back, that she will be safe, and that we have a safety plan in place and that she will be safe.”

What these anti-Jewish mobs reveal about New York City public schools

The sad truth is that the anti-Jewish mob that terrorized Hillcrest High School is just one example of hate-fueled lawlessness across the nation. 

Similar mobs have formed in schools in San Francisco, and other Democrat-controlled parts of America, which claim to stand against hate and racism. 

Even more concerning, school administrators at Hillcrest High School and elsewhere have done everything in their power to downplay these incidents, often brushing them under the rug. 

The incident at Hillcrest High School proves that not just Jews are not welcome at the school, but also the freedom of speech.  Many believe that incidents like this will only continue until major changes occur within America’s public school systems. 

Stay tuned to Blue State Blues for more coverage of this disturbing trend.

Far-left radical is using his family’s millions to push one insane agenda


Democrats have allowed militant leftists to hijack their party.

Fringe ideas have seeped into the mainstream.

Now a far-left radical is using his family’s millions to push one insane agenda.

It has become a cliché that the children of successful businessmen and entrepreneurs turn out to be anti-capitalist radicals.

Rich people send their kids to fancy private schools, not realizing that they are shipping off their children to be educated in the ideology of their enemy for eight hours a day for 12 years.

That’s how people like Abigail Disney, granddaughter of company co-founder Roy E. Disney, become rabid leftists who despise capitalism.

Such is the case with James “Fergie” Chambers, heir to the Cox Media empire.

Chambers is a literal communist who uses his money to fund far-left causes.

Chambers wrote on social media, “We need to start making people who support Israel actually afraid to go out in public. We need to make all of white america africa that everything they have stolen is going to be burned to the ground. That’s what makes them listen.”

In a separate post, he added, “For some time, I have been building a network of comrades who can help me be accountable to the socialized allocation of this capital, so as to assist in a long-term strategy of building internationalism, and building strong cadre in the North Atlantic.”

Chambers opened a gym in Alford, Massachusetts called the Berkshire Communists that opposes “bourgeois fascism.”

The gym’s website reads, “The Berkshire People’s Gym, a program of the Berkshire Communists, exists to provide the local masses the means and opportunity to heal and repair their bodies and minds after a lifetime of exploitation by the capitalist class. We have created a robust physical education program at the Peoples’ Gym, and are developing an open source for knowledge surrounding exercise, diet, and herbalism. Under our current system, many are robbed of the resources and time to prioritize their physical and emotional well-being by the structural oppression of bourgeois fascism and its protectors. For this reason, the Peoples’ Gym is always free for working-class people and permanently closed to cops, active military, landlords, and capitalists.”

Communism has always been a movement driven by the privileged on behalf of “the people.”

But the communists will quickly throw working-class people under the bus if they get in the way of party goals.

Parents have to be very careful about what their children are learning in schools.

Shocking new video catches Chicago officials using the darkness of night to hide this decision


The political leadership of the Windy City isn’t held in high regard by city dwellers these days.

They know it, but nonetheless push on with their highly unpopular agenda.

Now, Chicago officials have been caught in a new video going to crazy extremes to hide one unpopular move from their residents.

Chicago has been declared a “sanctuary city” by Mayor Brandon Johnson.

As a result, political leaders from border states opposed to Joe Biden’s open borders policies have earmarked the Windy City as a destination for immigrants that have been illegally arriving in those states in large numbers.

The mayor’s “open door” policy has caused a revolt among many of the city’s residents, particularly blacks who were the bedrock of Johnson’s victory.

Former supporters to Johnson: You turned your back on us

At a recent community meeting, one black Chicagoan raged, “Take them somewhere else or send them back to Venezuela! You’ve got 73 percent of the people homeless in this city are Black people. What have you done for them?”

The new arrivals are disproportionately Venezuelan, having escaped from Nicolás Maduro’s Communist dictatorship and widespread poverty.

Latinos have shouted to city officials in public meetings, “We don’t want Venezuelans!” in Spanish.

Against this backdrop, city officials have since taken a stealthier approach to dealing with illegal immigrants, against the wishes of many of their constituents.

The city has been working on a “base camp” composed of tents for illegal aliens on the site of a defunct store and parking lot.

The camp is being constructed against the wishes of residents, including alderman David Moore.

Moore is incensed that city officials won’t say how much the city would have to pay in property taxes for the site.

City officials carry out unpopular plan in the dark

Locals say that construction crews have been on the site as late as 1 AM on some nights and they are doing everything they can to avoid public backlash from their activity.

When TV news crews arrived to report what city construction crews were up to, officials brazenly blocked views of the site with a water truck and canvas attached to fencing.

One woman interviewed by local TV station Fox 32 said of the hushed construction, “As a taxpayer it makes me feel horrible.  I feel that we have a corrupt system.  They are not listening to the people.”

End Wokeness wrote on X, “This is insane. Chicago is building a giant encampment for illegal migrants in the South Side. When Fox32 went to check out the site, crews came to block off the cameras.”

Alderman Ronnie Mosley said, “Our community did not want this… because the site was there and available and because the owners of the site sold the property to the city that was really what allowed this to come here.”

Recent polling has found that mayor Brandon Johnson has only a 28% approval rating among residents amid a spike in crime and the illegal immigration crisis, and this sort of action promises to send those approval ratings even lower.

 Stay tuned to Blue State Blues for more updates to this ongoing story