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Multi-millionaire California Gov. Gavin Newsom did NOT take COVID pay cut he promised three months ago when he slashed state workers' salaries by 10 percent and is still collecting $17,479-a month

California Governor Gavin Newsom did not take the pay cut he promised three months ago when he cut his workers' wages by 10 percent and is still collecting $17,479 every month. 
Newsom, who is already a millionaire businessman with a chain of upscale wine stores, wineries, restaurants, nightclubs, hotels and retail shops, is paid $210,000 for his work as Governor. 
He is the second highest paid governor in America after New York's Andrew Cuomo, who takes home $225,000. 
Newsom's office told The Sacramento Bee, which accessed details of his pay over the last three months, that it was an 'oversight' that had led to him continuing to collect a full salary. 
He then wrote to the State Controller asking for his pay to be retroactively docked. 

Newsom and his wife have made millions from his wineries, wine stores and her entertainment company. 
He enjoyed early investment in his wine businesses from Gordon Getty, of the famed Getty family, and his private wealth has always been a talking point for political opponents. 
PlumJack Group, which owns his wineries and some of his wine stores, took a PPE loan at the height of the pandemic worth $150,000 and $350,000. 
Newsom already makes millions a year from his wineries and wine shops. PlumJack, one of them, took a PPE loan of between $150,000 and $350,000
Newsom already makes millions a year from his wineries and wine shops. PlumJack, one of them, took a PPE loan of between $150,000 and $350,000 
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He claimed before he took office that he'd stepped away from the operations of his businesses, and that they were being operated by a friend. 
'You would have to ask the people that are running those businesses,' he said at the time. Newsom's wife Jennifer Siebel Newsom  is an actress and business owner.  
According to the documents reviewed by the Bee, State Controller Betty Yee was the only elected state official to take a pay cut.  
'Millions of Californians have lost their jobs, and our state continues to reel from a pandemic-induced recession. 
'State workers absorbed a pay cut to help balance the budget. 
It is important to me to make the same sacrifice as my team,' she said. 
Newsom vowed to slash his own pay along with that of state workers in May, when he proposed a new budget to reflect the gaping deficit left by COVID-19.  

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