Friday, January 8, 2016

Governor Brown's Budget Proposal Leaves Marginalized Californians in the Margins

In San Francisco, dozens of advocates gathered on the steps of the California State Building to protest the budget proposal Governor Jerry Brown unveiled yesterday. Many vital government programs and services suffered severe cuts while the economy was in a recession. Now there's a budget surplus. Advocates are calling for the state to re-invest in programs for children, seniors, people with disabilities, the homeless, and immigrants. And they say the state should limit funding for prisons, and instead direct it to community programs to help people stay out of the prison system