Just three days into office, Governor Newsom offered a bold vision for the state rooted in a commitment to a “California for all." In his proposed 2019-2020 budget, the Governor calls for a series of bold and smart investments intended to broaden economic security and opportunity for Californians, while continuing to strengthen the state’s underlying fiscal health. With significant expansions in support of low- and middle-income Californians who are struggling to make ends meet and access greater economic opportunity, Governor Newsom has begun to lay the groundwork for significant investments and policy changes to address health care, housing and homelessness, and early childhood. With a new Governor kicking off his first term with an ambitious policy agenda and a super-majority in both houses of the Legislature, what’s on the horizon for Californians?
At our program, we learned about the Governor’s first budget and what it all means for families and communities across California. We explored the implications of the Governor’s budget on three critical issues – health care, housing, and early childhood – and discussed the opportunities for philanthropy to support long-term policy change.
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