For Immediate Release
January 10, 2020
Unai Montes, (Bilingual)
Governor’s January Budget Invests in Housing, Homelessness, and Supports School-Community Collaboratives; But Misses Opportunity to Make CalEITC/Young Child Tax Credit for All
United Ways of California, representing 30 local United Ways across the state, praises investments to counter the housing and homelessness crisis; expresses excitement over decision to fund innovation in local education agency partnerships designed to meet the needs of students; disappointment in the continued exclusion of households using Individual Taxpayer Identification Numbers (ITINs) from tax credits in today’s state budget proposal
(Los Angeles, CA) — Statement from Peter Manzo, President and CEO, United Ways of California, (UWCA) regarding Governor Newsom’s 2020-2021 budget:
“We are pleased to see so many of our shared values reflected in the Governor’s January Budget proposal. California continues to experience a revenue surplus heading into 2020, giving the Governor and policymakers greater opportunities to make critical investments in issues facing our state, amounting to a record-high $222.2 billion state budget, while still continuing to ensure a robust rainy day fund. In the coming months, we look forward to a vigorous negotiation process with lawmakers and advocates alike to agree on a final budget that further reflects the values and needs of all Californians, especially those households that are struggling financially to stay afloat.