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No. 37 — Gov. Gavin Newsom

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Gavin Newsom

Governor, State of California
Change from 2018: Newcomer

With the stroke of a pen, Newsom turned the business of college athletics on its ear by signing a bill (sponsored by Sen. Nancy Skinner) that allows athletes to monetize their own rights. The California governor did in a matter of days what college sports’ leaders couldn’t figure out over the course of several years.