January 10, 2024 – Monterey County Weekly’s Sara Rubin covers toplines from California Governor Gavin Newsom’s 2024-2025 budget proposal, as the state faces a projected $38 billion deficit in the coming year. The budget proposal includes continued funding for TK-12 education, but funding delays for higher education, and cuts on state housing funding.

“The governor’s proposal is considerably less dire than what we were expecting,” said Guillermo Mayer, president/CEO of nonprofit Public Advocates. “At the same time, we are profoundly concerned by the proposed $1.2 billion in cuts to critical housing programs that are essential to stemming the unprecedented housing crisis facing low-income residents, communities of color, and unhoused Californians.”

Read the full Monterey County Weekly story.

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