Newsom Releases FY 2021-22 Budget Proposal

Today, Governor Gavin Newsom unveiled his proposed FY 2021-22 state budget ahead of the January 10 constitutional deadline. The $227.2 billion ($164.5 billion General Fund) spending plan includes sweeping investments in pandemic-related economic recovery efforts, individual economic supports, education funding, and wildfire preparedness, among other areas.

During a nearly two-hour press conference, Governor Newsom walked through the major components of his proposed budget, which will be considered by the California Legislature beginning next week. The Assembly Budget Committee is set to convene a budget overview hearing on Monday, and the Senate Budget & Fiscal Review Committee will hold its overview hearing next Thursday.

CHEAC Staff has published a memo summarizing key investments in areas of interest to CHEAC Members and local health departments. As the Legislature begins its budget deliberations over the coming weeks and months, CHEAC will continue to keep members apprised of relevant developments.