It’s a new year and our state government is in full motion!
On Monday, January 10, 2022, Governor Gavin Newsom introduced his proposal for the 2022-2023 California budget, called the “California Blueprint.” This budget includes a historic investment of $100 billion for schools and community colleges. Read more on EdSource to learn about how this can impact your students. If you missed his announcement, you can view the entire Governor’s Press Conference on Facebook here.
Curious to learn more? Check out this resource explaining how the budget process works from the California Budget and Policy Center: Navigating-the-State-Budget-Process. The next date to remember is May 14, 2022. This is the deadline for the Governor to release the “May Revise,” an updated draft of the budget. NOW is a great time for you to offer your insight!
Governor Newsom has presented his vision for California, and now it’s YOUR turn to use your voice. The next step is for the California Legislature (Senate and Assembly) to review the Governor’s proposal and listen to your community’s needs. Use this link to contact your State Representative and tell them what you want to see in the budget: https://findyourrep.legislature.ca.gov/.
It’s an exciting time for the State of California! We hope to hear from you to ensure that this budget reflects the values and needs of our families and communities.