Governor Newsom’s Proposed Bailout Of Cal Expo Could Save Hundreds Of Local Events

Governor Gavin Newsom’s proposed bailout of Cal Expo would do more than just keep the annual state fair afloat. Cal Expo CEO Rick Pickering says, in addition to funding the annual state fair, the money will also support more than 500 local events hosted each year at the fairgrounds.

The $2.3 million being proposed by the Governor would offset short-term funding deficiencies and study long-term solutions for Cal Expo’s financial problems.