Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom made a stop in Bakersfield Friday as he continues his campaign for governor.
Newsom held a roundtable talk at the Central Labor Council building on West Jeffrey Street, covering a variety of topics, including the high-speed rail, immigration, and off-shore drilling.
Newsom also touched on the growing difficulties for many Californians when it comes to owning a home.
“We have not build enough housing units. Cost of living is through the roof. The middle class is feeling squeezed,” Newsom said. “That’s where we have failed as a state and as a Democrat I recognize a need to do better on that topic.”
Newsom also expressed confidence that eventually the private sector would begin to invest in the high-speed rail project, once the technology is effectively demonstrated.