08/25/2019

Gov. Newsom Releases Revised ‘California For All’ State Budget

Gov. Gavin Newsom on Thursday released a revised state budget proposal that prioritizes saving for a rainy day ­– putting a record amount into the state’s reserves and making billions in fiscal pay downs of pension debt.

The revised budget also prioritizes one-time investments aimed at tackling the main issues driving California’s affordability crisis.

“The California Dream must be built on a strong fiscal foundation,” said Gov. Newsom. “This budget fortifies California’s fiscal position while making long-sighted investments to increase affordability for California families. The affordability crisis families face in this state is very real, and that’s why this budget tackles those challenges head-on by focusing on housing, health care, early childhood and higher education.”

“The California Business Roundtable strongly supports the focus on one-time strategic investments in Governor Newsom’s budget, which will help continue to build a foundation of long-term fiscal stability. This budget sends a clear signal that the governor understands what is needed to grow investment in jobs and our economy,” said California Business Roundtable President Rob Lapsley.

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