#SacStateSays: What are your thoughts on the proposed 2020 California state budget?

Gov. Gavin Newsom proposes $36 billion in higher education

Kelly Kiernan

Kendra Rivera-Molina, news editor

The State Hornet asked students what they thought about the California state budget, proposed by Gov. Gavin Newsom on Jan. 10.

The budget plans to spend $36 billion on higher education – including community colleges, California State Universities, and Universities of California – and $84 billion on K-12 education. 

According to a press release from Newsom’s office, “the Budget proposes an investment of approximately $900 million in teacher training, including professional development, educator service awards and teacher residency programs.” 

Newsom also intends to invest $1 billion in affordable housing and to move the state towards universal health coverage, according to the press release.