We’re pleased to share our summary and analysis of Governor Gavin Newsom’s Revised California Budget Proposal for 2021-2022, more commonly known as the May Revise. This summary builds off of the Governor’s Proposed Budget from January 2021 by highlighting additions to the budget proposal that advance equity and justice through health, safety, and wellbeing, and is organized by our three overarching policy priorities:
1. Promoting Safety, Wellbeing, and Healing from Trauma and Systemic Violence
2. Healthy, Equitable Community Environments
3. Fostering a More Prevention-Oriented Health System
In addition to identifying key changes in the May Revise, we also reference proposals from the Legislature’s June 1st Budget Report to foreground final budget negotiations between Governor Newsom and the Legislature in the lead up to the June 15th budget approval deadline. The summary also contextualizes California’s plan to facilitate an ambitious economic recovery plan within the state’s sizeable budget surplus and supports provided by Federal legislation.