January 11, 2021
California Governor Gavin Newsom on Friday submitted his 2021-22 State Budget proposal to the Legislature. The $227.2 billion fiscal blueprint provides funding for immediate COVID-19 response and relief efforts, while making investments for an equitable, inclusive and broad-based economic recovery. The state is operating with a $15 billion surplus.
Governor Newsom says, “In these darkest moments of the COVID-19 pandemic, this Budget will help Californians with urgent action to address our immediate challenges and build towards our recovery.”
The budget proposes $372 million to speed up administration of vaccines across all of California’s 58 counties, bolstering the state’s all-hands-on-deck approach to swift and safe vaccine distribution. Roughly $90 billion is earmarked for school funding, the most in California’s history. It also includes a $14 billion investment in economic recovery and for the Californians who most need relief such as those who have lost their jobs, small businesses, or those facing eviction.
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