Senator Brian Dahle (R-Bieber) reacted to Governor Newsom's State of the State Address, stating:
"We have endured over a year of chaotic policies implemented through Executive Order, bypassing the Legislature that has thrown our residents and business community into confusion and despair. Tens of thousands of businesses have shut down, some of them forever, while workers are forced to the unemployment line that has failed to pay-out benefits to those in need, but issued billions of dollars to prisoners and others fraudulently working the system. I believe in the potential of California to return to a vibrant and welcoming state. I hope that it's not a dream that has passed us by."