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New video makes policy recommendations in face of California State budget shortfall

Governor Newsom’s revised 2020-21 budget plan is out and now state leaders will make policy choices and fiscal decisions that affect every Californian. But many of those policy decisions have the greatest effect on people who have lost their jobs, incomes, and face a higher risk of exposure to COVID-19.

Our team is out with a new video on how state policymakers can move California forward even in the face of an alarming budget shortfall. We share why our leaders must do everything possible – from pushing for more federal relief to using state reserves, from borrowing appropriately to raising additional revenue – not only for our 2020-21 budget agreement but to build an economy that is inclusive of all Californians.

The article and video above were released by the California Budget & Policy Center.