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January 30, 2017
On January 10, Governor Jerry Brown released a cautious 2017-18 state budget proposal, noting the considerable risks that potential federal actions pose to the state, such as a repeal of the Affordable Care Act that could cost the state more than $20 billion per year. Under the proposed budget, funding is maintained to support many key California accomplishments: Health for All Kids, the state Earned Income Tax Credit (CalEITC), and the increase in the minimum wage. However, the Governor also proposes several cuts that will affect children and families, including ending the CalGRIP program for youth violence prevention, delaying investments in child care, eliminating investments in affordable housing, and phasing out the Middle Class Scholarship program.
Over the next 5 months, CDF-CA will be advocating for a state budget that protects California children – please visit our Children’s Budget Watch webpage to learn more and take action.