Governor Brown released her recommended budget today for the 2017-2019 biennium focused on “education, health care, and job creation.”  The budget includes new investments in certain areas and also cuts in other areas due to a projected $1.4 billion shortfall in the general fund.

Public Safety/Emergency Management Highlights Include:

  • $32 million in grant funding to counties for the Justice Reinvestment Initiative.  This is a reduced amount from the 2015-2017 biennium of $40 million.  Governor Brown states that “resources will now be a targeted resource available to the Commission to invest in counties that utilize funding in a way that effectively reduces recidivism, prison usage, and saves prison costs.”
  • $2.5 million for shelter care for survivors of domestic violence (new investment)
  • $200 million toward seismic preparedness for schools and emergency services b