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What They’re Saying: Health, State and Local Leaders Praise Governor’s $2.7 Billion COVID-19 Emergency Response Package

| Jan 13, 2022 | California

Health advocates, state and local officials and other California leaders are expressing their support for Governor Gavin Newsom’s proposed $2.7 billion COVID-19 Emergency Response Package – including a $1.4 billion emergency appropriation request – to bolster testing capacity, accelerate vaccination and booster efforts, support frontline workers, strengthen the health care system and...[ Read More ]

What legislators and stakeholders are saying about Newsom's "May Revise" proposal

| May 19, 2021 | California

It’s been less than a week since California Governor Gavin Newsom announced the specifics of his “May Revise” budget proposal. Overall the reception to the budget proposal was favorable, but on some issues legislators and stakeholders feel Newsom “missed the mark.”     Ronald Coleman, managing director of policy for...[ Read More ]

Governor Newsom's proposed expansion of Medi-Cal coverage to California's undocumented seniors

| May 18, 2021 | California

As part of his “May Revise” budget proposal announced Friday, California Gov. Gavin Newsom included a proposal to provide Medi-Cal benefits to low-income adults over 60. This change is estimated to cost about $1 billion per year and would extend coverage to 89,000 undocumented Californians.     This expanded eligibility...[ Read More ]

Governor Newsom announces $267-billion "May Revise" budget

| May 17, 2021 | California

California Governor Gavin Newsom promises sweeping change in his $267 billion budget proposal — called the “California Comeback Plan — for 2021-2022. The Governor’s office calls this budget “the biggest economic recovery package in California history.”     In the budget proposal — colloquially referred to as the “May Revise”...[ Read More ]

Governor Newsom announces $12 billion investment to confront homelessness

| May 13, 2021 | California

On Tuesday, California Gov. Gavin Newsom unveiled the second part of his $100 billion California Comeback Plan. With a $12 billion investment to confront homelessness, this money will provide 65,000 people with housing placements, more than 300,000 people with housing stability and create 46,000 new housing units.     According...[ Read More ]

Governor Newsom invests in wildfire prevention budget package

| Apr 16, 2021 | California

Ahead of peak fire season, Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a $536 million wildfire package enabling the state to take urgent action on projects that support wildfire suppression, improve forest health and build resilience in communities to help protect residents and property from catastrophic wildfires in diverse landscapes across the state....[ Read More ]