Includes investments for ongoing efforts to combat the opioid and fentanyl crises using settlement funds secured by the California Department of Justice
OAKLAND – California Attorney General Rob Bonta today praised Governor Gavin Newsom’s state budget proposal for its investments into public safety and California families. The budget includes critical and prudent funding for priorities like addressing homelessness and housing challenges, improving healthcare, protecting reproductive rights, and building on ongoing efforts to strengthen public safety. The budget also proposes further investments to address the opioid crisis, including the fentanyl crisis, by using the opioid settlement funds secured by the California Department of Justice.
“Governor Newsom has been planning for this moment and has proposed a fiscally prudent budget that reflects California’s values,” said Attorney General Bonta. “The Governor’s proposed budget supports critical efforts at the California Department of Justice to improve Californians’ social and economic well-being — from our Housing Strike Force, aggressive worker protection efforts, to critical law enforcement operations. I look forward to working with the Legislature as they move to approve critical funding priorities for CA DOJ and finalize a budget that addresses our most pressing challenges while improving the lives of all Californians.”