Gavin Newsom Faces Backlash for Solution to Homeless Crisis

By Mike Fishmore | May 9, 2024

Proposing a shift

Mental health advocates are criticizing California Governor Gavin Newsom for his response to the state's homelessness issue. 
 

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Previously, the yearly allocation of $2 billion to $3 billion gave counties the flexibility to finance programs according to their discretion. 

Calling on voters

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Newsom is calling on voters to support Proposition 1. This proposition aims to make significant revisions to California's Mental Health Services Act, a longstanding law that taxed millionaires in the state to fund mental health services.