The priorities of a new administration began to take shape with the release of Governor Gavin Newsom's first budget proposal. CFPA is encouraged by the Governor's proposals aimed at addressing inequality and poverty by improving the lives of Californians who have not shared in our state's economic prosperity.
The annual budget is a statement of California values. These values are expressed in the decisions made about how our state allocates resources that impact all of our lives. We are heartened to see critical investments aimed at alleviating poverty and improving health. These include the expansion of Medi-Cal to undocumented young adults; investments to improve healthcare affordability; and a Working Families Tax Credit and expansion of the Earned Income Tax Credit.
We look forward to working with the Administration and Legislature to ensure that strong anti-hunger investments are made in 2019.