Gavin Newsom Proposes Cuts to Justice, Corrections as Budget Crisis Looms

Gavin Newsom Proposes Cuts to Justice, Corrections as Budget Crisis Looms


California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) has proposed cuts to the state’s Department of Justice and Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation as the state faces a massive deficit — after enjoying a massive $100 billion surplus.

Fox News reported Thursday:

Gov. Gavin Newsom, D-Calif., proposed slashing budgets regarding public safety, such as prisons and law enforcement, as the state simultaneously grapples with a crippling deficit and doubles down on climate goals relating to equity.

The California Democrat’s proposed budget, released in May, notes that “difficult decisions” are necessary to address the estimated $27.6 billion deficit, which is projected to continue for years to come. It includes a $97 million cut to trial court operations, $10 million to the Department of Justice’s Division of Law Enforcement and more than $80 million

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