After a painful 2020, California’s next budget will have far more cash than anticipated

January 9, 2021

Democratic lawmakers largely applauded the governor’s budget proposal, saying that many of his priorities are aligned with their own.

“I’m excited that we aren’t facing a cuts budget,” said Sen. Nancy Skinner, who leads the Senate Budget Committee.

Skinner added that while the budget focuses on immediate needs like getting kids back into classrooms and supporting low-income families hard hit by the virus, lawmakers will negotiate with Newsom on how to allocate federal money that Congress recently approved, including rental assistance that the state must distribute.

 

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