January 18, 2021
Newsom’s budget offers tax breaks to businesses, job training to spur California economy
SACRAMENTO – (INT) - Governor Gavin Newsom Friday submitted his 2021-22 State Budget proposal to the Legislature.

It’s proposed a $227.2 billion fiscal blueprint that provides funding for immediate COVID-19 response and relief efforts while making investments for an economic recovery.

With the end of the COVID-19 pandemic in sight, the Governor’s Budget aims to help the California families and businesses impacted most.

It proposes $372 million to speed up administration of vaccines across all of California’s 58 counties. It also includes a $14 billion investment in economic recovery. It advances direct cash supports of $600 to Californians through the Golden State Stimulus. It extends new protections and funding to help keep people in their homes and investing in relief grants for small businesses.

These Inland Empire lawmakers offered initial reactions:

Assemblymember James C. Ramos (D-Highland): “The one-time $26 billion surplus in this year’s budget underscores the resiliency of our global economy, but we cannot take this strength for granted. Despite blows to California’s economic security, we must continue finding ways to strengthen and invest in the well-being of all who live in our state.”

Assemblymember Jose Medina (D-Riverside): “I applaud Governor Newsom for highlighting the impacts of COVID-19 on our students and institutions of higher education. Students across the state have been negatively impacted in and outside of the classroom.”

Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) “As a new grandma and a former labor leader, I appreciate the Governor’s focus on early education and childcare. California’s recovery will depend largely on the ability of families to access quality and affordable childcare and early education for our youngest learners, so this budget is certainly a step in the right direction.”
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