Beyond the headlines: budget highlights

I want to share a few of the important state budget investments that are on the way.

  • $7.3 billion additional state funds for public education over the next four years.
  • $105 million the next four years toward the State Need Grant, which provides financial assistance to low-income students attending college.
  • $147 million to improve mental health treatment and care in more appropriate settings between now and 2021.
  • 1,800 additional slots in the Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program, which will help close the opportunity gap by better preparing low-income children to enter kindergarten ready to succeed.
  • $3.8 million to meet the demand of training for new police officers and add training for officers on reducing the use of deadly force.

To read the full budget or a summary, see here.