08/04/2021

Gavin Newsom’s first budget: Down payments made, but supporters still want more

More state-funded health care for undocumented immigrants. Nearly $2 billion for early childhood programs. Millions of dollars to spur housing construction.

In his first week as California governor, Gavin Newsom promised something for nearly every key interest group that backed his campaign. He outlined new spending and policies on a wide array of issues in his first week, from additional funding for emergency response to expanded tax breaks for low-income families.

Many of his supporters have cheered his proposals. But some say he still needs to do more to deliver on his promises now that he’s in office.

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